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Random Acts of Kindness: Peer Pressure

For Teachers 8th Standards
Young people often have the best intentions at heart—but perhaps not the best influences in their ear. Encourage middle schoolers to resist the seemingly irresistible pull of peer pressure with a series that culminates in a research...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
From Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali, the Civil Rights Movement united African Americans in a struggle for quality. Including an array of lesson plans, presentations, videos, activities, and...
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Historical Role Models

For Students 8th - 12th
"History can teach us much more than just the facts. It's full of examples of how to live better." One of the greatest benefits of studying history is the inspiration we can draw from those who have worked to make a difference in the...
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Happy Birthday!: Internet Research and Historic Events

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Talk about intrinsic motivation! Begin where your students' natural interests lie  -- with themselves -- and launch a variety of projects with this activity. Class members research important events that took place on their birthdays....
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Historical Figure Picture Book

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a really fun way to teach historical fiction and research at the same time.  The class researches the life of Annie Sullivan and then uses facts from her life to create a historical fiction where they are time travelers going...
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Pastel Scratch Portrait

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
A great cross-curricular project for any art classroom, this activity encourages young artists to consider color, pattern, texture, shape and line in their depiction of a historical figure. After researching a historical figure of their...
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Historical Models of Atoms

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does the past have to do with today? Young scientists find that answer as they learn more about past chemists and their significant contributions to the field. Pupils use the Internet to research historical figures and create a...
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Heroes, Elders, Historic Figures, Contemporary Tribal Leaders

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a biography of leaders amongst various levels. For this leadership lesson plan, 5th graders research leaders such as heroes, elders, historic figures, tribal leaders, and more. 
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This Isn't Right: Women Reform Leaders

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 20th century saw many new possibilities open up to women in America, thanks to many well-known female historical figures — and some women who are not as famous but who are equally accomplished. Learn about the women who contributed...
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Ready, Camera, Action

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
This is a fun activity that will introduce your young citizens to the nature of sound bites in political campaigns. After discussing the pros and cons of shorter and shorter messages offered by political candidates, your learners will...
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Women Monarchs and Heads of State

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From Queen Elizabeth I of England in the sixteenth century to Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan in modern times, your class members will assume the roles of influential female rulers and take part in an informative and engaging...
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"Oh, Kingdom in the Sky"

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students write a poem. In this historical figures lesson, students learn about Mary Ann Camp, read an interview, read vignettes about life in her host countries and read her poem "Oh, Kingdom in the Sky." Students answer questions about...
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Who's Who in World War II

For Teachers 6th
The people, countries, policies, and events that influenced World War II are complex and intertwined in many ways. Clarify the basics before a unit on World War II with a straightforward list of names and resources for further research....
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Famous Historical Figures

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, while working in the computer lab and the library, are introduced to a variety of resources to locate information about a historical figure. They interact with Kidspiration and Microsoft Word and work in teams of two to...
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Historical Figure: A Monologue

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders develop their speaking skills. In this monologue lesson, 4th graders watch their instructors model a monologue regarding Abraham Lincoln. Students apply these skills as they research a historical figure from their state...
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Straight to the Source

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Research famous figures from history through the primary sources they created! Explore how these types of documents can enrich our study of the past with your middle and high school learners. They create picture books to illustrate...
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Historical Figures in First Person

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders choose, research, and present information about historical figures through an oral talk using Power Point. They research two sources, the Internet and a book or encyclopedia. They include biographical information,...
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A Mirror into History

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Are we really all that different from people in the past? First, learners of all ages write an autobiographical poem. Then, they research the lives of historical figures. They use the same format that they used to write their own poem to...
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Historic Leaders Who Have Influenced A Community's Economy

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the world of invention with this lesson. Learners discuss historical figures who made contributions to the economy and identify important inventions. In the computer lab, they use educational software to create a presentation...
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Introduction to Historical Thinking

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Christopher Columbus: hero or villain? Prepare class members for the debate with activities that asks them to think critically about how history is reported.
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Facebook Activity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine if Sigmund Freud or Charles Darwin had a Facebook page. As part of a study of major historical figures in the field of psychology, class members are assigned a psychologist and design a mock Facebook page that includes such items...
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Lord of the Rings: The Quest is Achieved

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars analyze what makes a hero in The Lord of the Rings, Book Six. They discuss the characters and the aspects of their behaviors that make them heroes and write essays regarding the climax and heroic gestures of a character....
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Designing the New Silver Dollar

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students create a design for a silver dollar based on a historical figure. In this historical lesson, students choose a person who impacted history to memorialize in a custom designed silver dollar. In addition, students will create a...
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Life in a Box: The First Five Presidents

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the life and accomplishments of the first five presidents. In this historical figures lesson, 6th graders explore primary sources available from the Library of Congress regarding the lives of the first...

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