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Activity
Azusa Pacific University

Historical Landmark Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Close a unit or the year with a five-step research project. Class members choose a US landmark, research the landmark, compose a report about it, build a model of it, and present their model and findings to the class. Each step is...
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Writing
Curated OER

What Famous Landmarks Have You Visited?

For Students 8th - 12th
Responding to blog posts can increase written communication skills, critical thinking skills, and the use of social media as a means for discussion. Kids will compose a blog post in response to the provided article related to famous...
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Lesson Plan
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America: The Land We Live In: Landmarks

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners explore the concept of landmarks.  In this landmark lesson, students brainstorm different landmarks around their community and nationally.  Learners then identify the patterns in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings or landmarks. 
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Lesson Plan
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Famous Landmarks

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate countries by identifying their national landmarks.  In this World Geography lesson, students utilize the Internet to research a historic landmark in a foreign country and complete a landmark survey worksheet....
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Judicial Learning Center

Why Study Landmark Cases?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why study landmark Supreme court cases? A helpful lesson offers a brief but valuable argument for the importance of these cases in the field of criminology. It introduces scholars to some key terms necessary for studying court cases and...
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Lesson Plan
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Historic Places in Kansas

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the significance of historical landmarks. In this instructional activity, 3rd graders participate in a class discussion on Kansas landmarks, then complete several activities the reinforce the class discussion, such...
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Lesson Plan
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Putting History in its Place

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Examine ways in which historic places and landmarks represent significant themes and events in American history. Then create theme-based travel guides for related historic locations. This lesson requires informational reference materials...
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Lesson Plan
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Presidential Places Quilt

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students design historical quilts. In this presidential history lesson, students research past presidents and landmarks named for them. Students create quilt squares to represent the landmarks and piece all of them together in a large...
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Lesson Plan
National Park Service

Discover the Mary Ann Shadd Cary House

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an extraordinary woman, no matter the time period. Academics research the life and achievements of Mrs. Cary, who was born a free African American in 1823. The lesson uses primary sources, worksheets, written...
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Lesson Plan
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Landmark Leaders

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the accomplishments of current and historical national leaders. They choose several significant events to research and create a poster to present their research. Information is presented in the form of a government...
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Lesson Plan
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Landmarks Over Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners compare/contrast bird's-eye views of Texas cities in the 1800s to those in the 2000s through the identification of landmarks. They write a summary of how one selected city has changed over time.
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Worksheet
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Historic Preservation Word Search

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this historic preservation instructional activity, students find historic preservation words in a word search. Students find 21 words total.
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PPT
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Poverty Point Indians Leave Their Mark

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Poverty Point is a historical landmark in Louisiana that was inhabited by Indians. Students will learn about the large mound the Poverty Point Indians created called Bird Effigy Mound in this nine-slide PowerPoint. Slide eight includes 8...
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Lesson Plan
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A Treasure at our Doorstep

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students write a descriptive essay about a historical landmark in their area, such as the Curtis Center in Philadelphia, PA. In this historical landmarks lesson, students use their senses to detail information about the chosen landmark,...
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Lesson Plan
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The Selling of the Taj Mahal or Osaka Castle

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders work in groups and act as a real estate company who is trying to sell a billionaire a historical landmark to house his art collection and must make a presentation convincing him to buy their historical site.
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Lesson Plan
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The Kansas State Capitol

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research the Kansas state capitol building. In this historical landmark lesson, 2nd graders explore the Kansas state capitol. Over three days students explore the Governor's office, Senate and House of Representatives, and...
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Lesson Plan
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Robbing the 'Hood?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate historical figures and how they play a role in tourism by reading and discussing the article "When Robin Hood Supped, Was it Yorkshire Pudding?" In groups, students investigate issues related in the article in...
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Lesson Plan
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How Can We Create a Timeline That Reflects the Historical Significance of a Landmark Building?"

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discover the historical signifigance of a landmark building. Using a series of timelines, they reflect different historical perspectives on the building. They develop a PowerPoint presentation to share their timelines...
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Lesson Plan
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Landmark Restoration Project

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners work in cooperative groups to gather information on the steps involved in the process used to attain landmark status for a historical building. They write a report of their findings and also present them orally to the rest of...
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Handout
Shakespeare Globe Trust

Fact Sheet: London

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Overcrowded streets, pickpockets, the Black Plague ... what's not to love about medieval London? With the informative handout, scholars explore some of the city's famous landmarks, such as St. Paul's Cathedral. They also discover where...
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Lesson Plan
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Denali Park Topographic Maps

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners construct a topographic map of the Denali National Park. They identify different elevations and record historic landmarks in student science journals.
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Lesson Plan
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The Past Is Gone, But Not Forgotten

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the role of historic sites in preserving the past, and use a NY Times article about a preserved 19th century farm as a springboard for discussion about the conservation of other historic sites and research about historic...
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Lesson Plan
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Presidential Places

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate American presidential landmarks throughout the continental United States. They research and analyze American presidential landmarks to determine their value to American history and how they have been preserved over...
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Lesson Plan
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Dear Miss Florence: Writing Letters To the Boardinghouse for Artists

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Imagine being one of the painters in 1910 at the Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut. Using the Florence Griswold Museum's on-line resources to gather information about the daily life of artists at the boardinghouse, learners write a letter...

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