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President Calvin Coolidge

For Students 5th - 8th
In this President Calvin Coolidge learning exercise, learners read a 4 page description of the life and presidency of President Calvin Coolidge. This reading discusses his upbringing, career, family and death. Students then answer 8...
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From War to Peace

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this post World War I worksheet, students review a chapter as they write 5 vocabulary terms that match 5 definitions, change 3 false statements into true statements, and explain 2 historical themes regarding this time period in United...
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The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close...
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The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the...
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2016 Electoral College Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The electoral college can be confusing for citizens of any age. Clear up misconceptions with a handy printable map that details how many electoral votes are allotted to each state, as well as a history of modern elections, complete with...
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Science: The Great Tree Hunt

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders participate in an online, cooperative project researching trees in their local environments for use in an online knowledge game. They take digital pictures of the trees, bark, and leaves. After completing their research,...
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The Meaning of America: Equality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical...
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The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...
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The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes...
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The Meaning of America: Self-Command

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Even for one of the most accomplished men in American history, there was room for improvement. Challenge high schoolers to use Benjamin Franklin's Project for Moral Perfection to analyze text, make inferences, connect to historical...
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Tree Cookies

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students identify heartwood, sapwood, and a tree's annual rings, infer from a tree's rings what damage or stress might have occurred in its life, and make a time-line of human history that coincides with a tree's rings.
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Fill The Bill

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify and describe five different types of beaks. Using that information, they explain how each of them is adapted to feed on different foods. In groups, they travel around the room to various stations in order to practice...
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Review of our Presidents from the Progressive Era to Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Covering the main events of the Cold War, this (mistitled) presentation includes photographs, political cartoons, and amusing graphics to illustrate its points. The information on the slides is helpful for an overview of the Cold War,...
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Secretary of Commerce

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers gain understanding of economic history of United States in twentieth century by examining role of Department of Commerce. Student groups each analyze one quarter of twentieth century by researching role of Department of...
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American Presidents 20c

For Students 6th
In this matching instructional activity, 6th graders match the U. S. president with an act, trial, policy, or event that occurred during his presidency. Students match 25 answers.
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Father's Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Father's Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and...
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Leif Erikson Day

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Leif Erikson Day lessons breathe life into social studies classroom explorations.
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National First Ladies' Library

Will Rogers

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners explore the concepts of irony and humor. They discuss Will Rogers' history and determine that he was a humorist who many viewed as very wise. They read quotes of Will Rogers and determine that everybody is ignorant, only on...
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1920’s Questions

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 20th century history learning exercise, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about events and significant figures of 1920's America. 
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Why a President? Why not a King?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research how and why a country elects to have an executive branch of the government. They study the office of the Presidency of the US.
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Feet Are Neat

For Teachers K - 6th
Students describe several types of bird feet and explain how each type helps a bird survive in its habitat. Students then match birds to their feet and mold bird feet out of clay.
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Leaders in the Legislative Branch

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read case studies about the leaders in the legislative branch of government. After reading the studies, they discover how the leaders have compromised on issues to best serve their states. They answer discussion questions and...
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20C American Presidents

For Students 5th - 7th
In this American Presidents activity, students match the names of 25 Presidents with a phrase that describes an event in their term. This page begins with number 51 and goes to number 75.
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20c American Presidents

For Students 8th - 12th
In this American Presidents worksheet, students respond to 25 matching questions that require them to match the 25 former Presidents to the appropriate phrases, events, or quotes.

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