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History in Quilts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate the use of cloth-based art forms intended to pass down traditions and history. They research types of quilts, quilt characteristics and then identify how Freedom Quilts were historically used in the US.
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The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students analyze the Preamble of the Constitution and identify the historical context that led to its wording. They, in groups, interpret phrases from the Preamble, examine relevant court cases and create illustrations for their portion...
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Jazz and World War II: A Rally to Resistance, A Catalyst for Victory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the impact of WWII on the development of jazz music and consider how jazz music helped to boost morale of both soldiers and those left at home. They identify the function of jazz as a cultural export and discuss...
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Stars and Stripes Forever: Flag Facts for Flag Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are introduced to the symbolism of the flag of the United States of American. They identify flag components, history, etiquette and lore. They also use constrution paper to make a flag and discuss the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Not 'Indians,' Many Tribes: Native American Diversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore what they thought they knew about "Indians." They examine the Hopi, Abeneki and Kwatiutl tribes in a game-like activity using archival documents.
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Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research types of technology available to Americans at the beginning of the 20th century and compare the style of living to modern times. They identify Thomas Edison's contributions to technology and their own current lifestyles.
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Integrating Character Education into Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students select a favorite instructional activity and list character traits from that instructional activity to serve as indicators on various questions under review. Character traits included are honesty, compassion, strong work ethnic...
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Development of Federal Civil Rights Acts : 1950's - Present

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the Internet to research one of five cases associated with Brown v. Board of Education and then join a group with people who researched the other four.
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The Fabric of History

For Teachers 5th - 12th
African-American history is an integral part of what America is. Learners examine important events, read informational texts, and create quilts depicting specific eras in African-American history. Each image created for the quilt will be...
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How Do Teenagers Get a "Voice"?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do teenagers have any "voice" in politics? Your class can research and discuss current issues. Afterward, individuals can decide how they feel about an issue and make a case either for or against it. They can then attempt to persuade the...
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India: Outsourcing of Jobs

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the significance and effects of outsourcing jobs to India and Malaysia. They conduct Internet research, create a map and a timeline, write an editorial of their view on the use of outsourcing, and participate in a class...
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India: Is Terrorism Hurting the Economy?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the effect of terrorism on the Indian economy. They conduct research on terrorist activity in India, create a timeline, and participate in a summit between Indian and Pakistan.
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United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology of World War I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify several important events that led to U.S. involvement in World War I. They examine different explanations, form an opinion about the evidence for each rationale and then create a slideshow to present their findings.
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American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the...
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Take Action Haiti

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using an online internet simulation, learners will role-play various members of a family living in rural Haiti. The objective is to increase global awareness by requiring them to consider poverty as an obstacle to education in Haiti....
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The Rise and Fall of Joseph McCarthy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze documents, cartoons, speeches and articles about Joseph McCarthy and his crusade against "Un-American" activities. They guide their research with a worksheet and participate in class discussions about their findings.
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Olympic Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
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A Lens into the Past

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Explore the history of immigration through photographs. Scholars will view and discuss photographs depicting the culture and lifestyle of late 19th and early 20th century immigrants. They take pictures of current examples of culture in...
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Label the Southern States

For Students 4th - 7th
During your study of the United States, challenge your class to label the seventeen Southern states. Can they do it without the key? The answer sheet is included.
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P.C. Games

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Discuss and share opinions on violent computer games. After reading an article, your class will discover the controversy surrounding online games. They analyze the suitability of computer games and write their own letters to a developer...
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Invent It!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars explore invention and unveiling of world's first Ferris wheel, analyze photographs and poster of first Ferris wheel, and discuss engineering achievements of Ferris wheel, including how it worked, how it was built, and its...
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Mary Todd Tours the World

For Teachers K - 5th
Pupils analyze how distinguishing another culture encourages us to respect each other. They research culture and all its avenues, recognizing and comprehending the relationship between people and geography. Ultimately, they can apply...
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Living in our Family

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the language, heritage, traditions, and customs of other cultures by becoming member of simulated families in other parts of the world.
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Yixing Teapots

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the Chinese Zodiac and use this subject matter as influence in creating Yixing teapots from clay,