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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th
The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of a collection created for young scholars, kindergarten through fifth grade. The unit begins with an introductory lesson that sets the stage for discussion, written assignments, interactives,...
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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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My Famous American

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Have your kids write about a famous American! Consider having them research an American that's still alive to broaden their knowledge on current events. A writing template is provided. Consider having your older learners use this...
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African American Pioneers in Aviation

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Bessie Coleman. William Powell. Willa Brown. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. While these names may not be familiar to many Americans, they are African American pioneers in aviation history. Class members have an opportunity to research the...
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Contributions of Famous Americans: Thurgood Marshall

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate a mysterious famous American. In this Thurgood Marshall lesson, 3rd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring Marshall and conduct further research to determine who the...
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Matching: Famous Americans and their Achievements

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review American historical figures. In this historical perspectives lesson, 3rd graders play a game that requires them to recall famous Americans and events where they utilize primary sources available from the...
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American Studies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Entitled American Studies, this small unit covers various topics related to the study of the United States. Learners warm up by creating a dictionary of democracy, then dive into three different lessons focused on government, famous...
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Famous Dead People Project

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Despite the slightly off-putting title, the instructions and activities detailed in these project guidelines for researching a noteworthy figure will serve as a fantastic supplement to your next famous person research assignment. 
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Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and...
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Researching African Americans Who Made a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Celebrate Black History Month with this lesson, in which middle schoolers create an essay about a famous African-American. Writers conduct research online, take notes to write an essay in proper format, and use ideas, text, and graphics...
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What Is the American Dream?

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative...
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Comparing Famous Americans

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
How are Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony similar?  Elementary learners compare and contrast the lives of these two American greats using a Venn diagram. They make timelines about their lives and write paragraphs about their...
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Chinese American Women Lesson Plan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The National Women's History Museum provides a plan designed to accompany their online CyberExhibit, Chinese American Women; a History of Resilience and Resistance. After examining a series of primary and secondary source documents,...
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Famous Americans

For Teachers 3rd
Do you recognize these famous people? Examine the lives of famous Americans like Helen Keller and Thomas Jefferson. To accomplish this, your class will study the contributions made by the famous people listed here. They will identify the...
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My Famous Person Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...
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A Black Writer in the South | American Masters: Alice Walker

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Alice Walker discusses the influence the strong women in her family and her experiences growing up on a plantation in Eatonton, Georgia had on her writing. Part of the American Masters series, the short video includes images of her...
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Little Theater and American Avant Garde: Crash Course Theater #40

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to quality theater, Americans were tardy to the party. A video on early American theater, number 40 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist, shares information about plays during the early 20th century.  Discussions...
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Introduction to American Revolutionary War

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the important people of the American Revolutionary War. In this social studies/US history lesson, 4th graders discover the important people in the American Revolutionary War by researching them and viewing a...
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Reading and Writing for Understanding: Booker T. and Langston Hughes

For Teachers K - 5th
Explore famous Americans by viewing a slide-show presentation and reading their works. Learners view images of poetry by Langston Hughes and famous writings by Booker T. Washington. They read the book More Than Anything Else, and...
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Fishing with Hemingway

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Explore the life and works of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway. Middle and high schoolers gain appreciation for the author through this Webquest, detailing his time in Michigan, Paris, Africa, and Cuba. Consider using this...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the life and writing of John Steinbeck. A 48-slide presentation introduces the famous American author, his California heritage, and his impressive collection of published work. Viewers are then introduced to Of Mice and Men, one...
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African American Troops in the Civil War

For Teachers 5th Standards
Middle schoolers explore the history of the African-American troops that served during the American Civil War. After reading primary source documents that detail the controversies about permitting freemen and former slaves to serve,...
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Defying British Rule: Women's Contributions to The American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Primary and secondary sources are the focus of a lesson that showcases the important role women played during the American Revolution. Pairs review sources and discuss their findings. A close-reading of an informational text leads the...

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