United States History Teacher Resources

Searching for a great idea to teach the thirteen colonies, the Constitution, the Civil War, or the civil rights movement? Look no further, as our collection of United States history resources is sure to have it!
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A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine the life of Abraham Lincoln. In this U. S. history lesson, students read A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David Adler. Students discuss Lincoln's life and use a map to locate places mentioned in the book.
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Letter From George Washington

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze a letter from George Washington to Governor George Clinton. In this United States history lesson, 5th graders use a primary source to analyze the purpose of a letter from George Washington to George Clinton....
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Philanthropy and Philanthropists' Qualities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the meaning of the term "philanthropy" and the qualities that philanthropists share, especially good character and personal virtue. They list and describe how three volunteer groups act for the common good and summarize...
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Chronology: Visual Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students begin their timelines with the first narrative that they read and add to the timeline as they go. They create a list of history topics and themes that are important to the story. Students add these as sub-headings to the...
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The American Civil War

For Students 6th - 8th
In this American history activity, students learn about the American Civil War. They first read a 2 page explanation of the war and events that took place. Students then answer 9 questions pertaining to the information they just read....
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Slavery in Connecticut 1640-1848

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore ways to tie Afro-American history into the study of Connecticut. They compare Blacks in Connecticut with the different situations of Blacks in other parts of America. They study the period from 1848 to the present.
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Americans Who Stood Up for Their Beliefs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students will reflect upon the use of music to teach lessons throughout history. The focus of the study is based upon early American History. The tie of music and the abolition of slavery makes for interesting inquiry for learners.
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The Women Suffrage Movement in the U.S. and the UK

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars create an argument either for or against equality for women.  In this U.S. History lesson, students research women's suffrage and look at political cartoons, then use the information to prepare an argument for the side...
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Making Inferences about a Llano River Rancheria

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the Indian groups who lived 1,000 years ago on the Llano River. They use paintings and photographs of tools and other artifacts to make inferences and conclusions about how the Indians lived.
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Historic African Americans

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a Black History project. They are assigned an African American person of notable importance. They also complete a Bio cube that addresses characteristics of the person they are studying.
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People From American History

For Students 4th
In this social studies instructional activity, 4th graders will gain an understanding of nine famous Americans and their accomplishments to society. Students will complete nine fill in the blank statements about each individual.
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First Nebraskans: Where Have All the Indians Gone?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the Native American tribes of Nebraska. In this Nebraska history lesson, 4th graders complete the provided packet that requires them to explore the customs and history of the Sioux, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Ponca, Oto,...
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James Welch's Fools Crow

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the history of Montana's Native Americans by reading James Welch's Fools Crow. Set shortly after the Civil War, the novel focuses on a young Blackfoot Indian and his tribe. Over the course of several weeks, class members...
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Research Project

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students fill out a form which asked the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and WHY about the person they were assigned to research, they gather their information from different web sites on Lightspan and Yahooligans. They create a HyperStudio and...
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European Expansion in America

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore human settlement in America - from the 1500s to about the turn of the 20th Century. They follow the relationships and changes beginning in the east, then head west to witness the final battles of this era.
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Facial Studies Through Creation Of A Face Jug

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the anatomy of a face and use what they have learned about rendering faces and three dimensional objects to create thumbnail sketches of expressive faces on jugs.