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209 resources with the keyterm u.s. history

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Boston Massacre

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore U.S. history by reading an assigned historical text in class. Novice researchers utilize the Internet to find facts of the massacre and view images regarding the fighting and violence. They write a paragraph defending their own...
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The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
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Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition

For Students 6th - 8th
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold students comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts...
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Trek Across America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bring a time machine into your classroom with this writing lesson, in which young writers project themselves back in time and have a variety of choices from that point forward. They either write a conversation with a historical figure,...
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The Role of the Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in class discussion to investigate how media affects the ideas of Americans (specifically in politics) and then research events in political history to analyze how the media may have influenced the government's...
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Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin...
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Survey of the Louisiana Purchase in 1815

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the survey of the Louisiana Purchase by creating their own surveying and mapping techniques such as natural maps, pace maps, and orienting. Other students then try to follow the maps.
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Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Discuss the history of slavery by analyzing historic photography depicting slavery. Learners write fictional stories based on these photographs. This is a creative and motivating way to launch a discussion of these topics. 
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Topic Report Learning Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
If you'd like to quickly access a simple graphic organizer designed for a class to divide and conquer a larger subject, then check out this resource. Assign class members to study a specific topic within a historical theme or event, and...
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Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery instructional activity, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the...
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Crossing the Delaware with Historic, Cultural, and Personal Interpretations

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover the importance of information sources by researching the United States History.  In this research gathering lesson, 6th graders examine a historical painting of George Washington and analyze what it means, what the...
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Mystery State #36

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States mystery worksheet, students determine which state is described by the 5 clues listed on the sheet and then mark it on the outline map of the United States.
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Mystery State #38

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States mystery activity, students determine which state is described by the 5 clues listed on the sheet and then mark it on the outline map of the United States.
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Mystery State #35

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States mystery worksheet, students determine which state is described by the 5 clues listed on the sheet and then mark it on the outline map of the United States.
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Mystery State #31

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States mystery learning exercise, learners determine which state is described by the 5 clues listed on the sheet and then mark it on the outline map of the United States.
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Every Picture Tells a Story: The Great Depression

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Every picture really does tell a story. Start the day by reading select passages from Children of the Orphan Train and discussing your listeners' initial feelings. Then, pair a KWL with a YouTube video (attached here). Then, using these...
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U.S. History

For Students 5th
In this U.S. history worksheet, 5th graders complete multiple choice questions about important events in U.S. history. Students complete 5 multiple choice questions.
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Social Studies Review for Grade 5 (5.1)

For Students 5th
In this social studies review for grade 5 (5.1) worksheet, 5th graders answer 25 multiple choice questions in a standardized test format about U.S. history.
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Road to the Revolution

For Teachers 5th
Historians explore U.S. History by creating a poster presentation in class. They utilize the Internet to research the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre and other moments in American History. They create posters based on an individual...
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The Story of the White House

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young historians explore U.S. history by reading a book with their class about the White House. They read the nonfiction book The Story of the White House, focusing on the sequence of events and details in the reading. They then define...
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Incorporating Flashbacks in Narrative Text - The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

For Teachers 9th - 11th
After watching a video segment of an interview with one of the survivors of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, young writers create an original narrative that utilizes flashback to tell the L.D. Cox's story. Writers determine who or...
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A Salute to Flag Day

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Use Flag Day as a learning opportunity for your classroom. Collect a variety of books and other resources on the subject of the U.S. flag. Have pupils conduct independent research at home and come to class prepared to share some fun...
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We the People Level 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution lesson, students identify the role government plays in our society and the differences the British colonies had in the early 18th century....
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Woodlawn Plantation-History of Virginia

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders tour Woodlawn plantation and apply their previous knowledge of the colonial era in order to compare and contrast the roles of farmers (past and present) in Virginia.