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Pearl S. Buck: "On Discovering America"

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students describe myths and realities of immigration. In this "On Discovering America" lesson, students compare and contrast the American view of immigrants in the 1930s and how the media portrayed immigrants in the 1930s using examples...
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Discover America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
You wouldn't move to Ohio to be a fashion mogul, but you might check out Paris or New York. Learners explore regional industries and the types of occupations that are commonly available in different parts of the country. They use the...
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The 13 Originals: Exploring the Who, When, Where, and Why Behind the 13 Original Colonies of Early America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Discover the stories behind each of the thirteen stripes on the American flag with this straightforward presentation. Complete with learning objectives, discussion questions, and solid information about each of the original thirteen...
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Evaluating the Validity of Information-Did the Chinese Discover America in 1421?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the discovery of the Americas.  In this US History lesson, students investigate the theory that Chinese explorers initially discovered America.  They collect research from a variety of sources, and distinguish between...
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Who Discovered America? The Great Debate

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Was it Christopher Columbus, the Native Americans, or the Vikings? Get ready for a lively debate with this question!
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9/11 Backlash: Being Muslim In America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discover the experience of being Muslim in America. In this diversity instructional activity, watch "9/11 Backlash: Being Muslim in America," and research how Muslims are portrayed in American television and movies. Debate the media...
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Discover America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars write letters to Chambers of Commerce in different geographic locations in America to find out what kind of career opportunities present themselves in those locations. In this career lesson plan, students also put their...
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When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and...
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The Americas and Time Keeping: Crash Course History of Science #5

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Time, time, time ... see how it shaped an entire culture! Science scholars discover the mysteries of the Mayan and Incan cultures during the fifth video in a History of Science series. The narrator shows how these time keepers developed...
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Unemployment and the Future of Jobs in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Unemployment: The job of the future. The resource, designed for high school scholars, explains unemployment rates, recessions, and job trends that are impacting employment in the United States. Academics explore potential careers of the...
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The Discovery of The Americas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students come up with different scenarios of what they would do if they participated in discovering America. In this America lesson plan, students see pictures and read articles on discovering America. They then have to come up with a...
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Mapping the Americas

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
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Eclipse Over America — Predicting Eclipses

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
It's easy to find out in today's world when the next eclipse will be, but what about thousands of years ago? Junior astronomers discover how the Babylonians used lunar observations to accurately predict future eclipses through an...
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Making North America | The Cascadia Subduction Zone

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists discovered a rain forest covered in sand and saltwater residue. This led to a collection of core samples and a rather intense prediction for the future of the American Pacific Northwest. Part of a larger series on the story of...
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American Life in the 17th Century: 1607-1692

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What was American life like during the 1600s? Help your class discover facts about the unhealthy conditions at Chesapeake Bay, the tobacco economy, Bacon's Rebellion, colonial slavery, the Salem Witch Trials, and colonial life. Slides...
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Pre-Columbian America

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
What was life like in America before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World? Scholars investigate life in the Americas through the eyes of Native Americans in the first lesson of a 22-part series covering America's history. Using...
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The Branding of America (And Your State)

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students investigate about the origins of some major U.S. brands. They explore local products that stimulate the economy. Students create a map showing where those products originate. Students discover the products that their local area...
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Discovering American Symbols

For Teachers 3rd
Help youngsters get to know their states and capitals, explore their own country, and study American symbolism. They take a "trip" across America collecting symbols, images, and information about each state as they go (through text and...
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Reasons to Settle in America

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students complete a research project.  In this American History lesson, students work in groups to research reasons that people wanted to settle in America.  Students record the information, share what they found and write down new facts...
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South America Outline Map

For Students 4th - 10th
In this outline map instructional activity, students discover and investigate the physical boundaries of the countries in South America. The names of countries and a star to mark the capital city are included.
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South America Outline Map

For Students 4th - 10th
In this outline map worksheet, students discover and investigate the continent of South America. No country borders or physical features are depicted. This blank outline map may be used for a variety of classroom activities.
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Olinguito

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes a brand new species of mammal is hiding right under our noses! Meet the olinguito, a raccoon-like mammal from South America. Part of a larger playlist on mammals, an interesting video discusses how a researcher from The...
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The Time Terror Birds Invaded

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Like something from a low-budget horror movie, terror birds ruled the roost in South America millions of years ago. Things didn't go as well when they headed north! With an intriguing video, biology scholars explore the massive migration...
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The 1960s in America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant...

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