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25 reviewed resources for noteworthy people in history

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Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
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People in World History Quiz

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, learners respond to 7 multiple choice questions regarding noteworthy people in world history.
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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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Local History and Archives: Local House Study

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students make connections between local history and national history. In this primary source research instructional activity, students research information about a Toronto home using the provided handout. 
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Individuals Making a Difference

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The focus of this, the third in a five-lesson unit study of human rights, is on individuals who made a difference. Billy Bowlegs, Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Fannie Lou Hamer, Michi Weglyn, and Yuri Koshiyama are some of the people class members...
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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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The Language of Lying

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that we hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day? This is an intriguing video that discusses the decisions made by the conscious mind, indicators of deception, and examples of famous individuals who were caught in a lie.
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How the Aztecs Influenced History

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Study the Aztecs to help your learners discover the importance of understanding history.
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Royal Patronage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The relationship between European royalty and the artists, scientists, and philosophers they support has been a building block in the artistic and technological progress throughout the world. Learn more about patronage throughout the...
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The AME Church in U.S. History

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the history of the African Methodist Church in the United States. In this African American history lesson, 9th graders discover why the church was founded and research its history and noteworthy members. Students...
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The Cold War: Solving the Mystery of History with Voices on Vinyl

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. In this world history lesson, 8th graders discover the positions taken by countries during the Cold War as they listen to lectures regarding the major events and turning points in the Cold War....
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The Power of Invention

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Inspire innovation in young learners through a study of important inventions throughout history. The four-lesson unit includes four separate lessons with activities ranging from researching and describing the history of noteworthy...
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Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest...
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Now This is a Contender, Allow Me to Prove It

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders persuade others to see their Blank History Month postage stamp as the best choice. In this African-American history lesson, 10th graders research noteworthy African-Americans and create postage stamps and write proposals...
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Meet the Press

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine a list of 30 famous American figures. In this notable Americans lesson, 8th graders explore various famous or influential people throughout history. Students will play a role playing game and engage in a mock press...
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The Watergate Scandal: United States vs. Nixon

For Students 9th - 12th
While the break-in at Watergate in the 1970s and the subsequent resignation of President Nixon was surely scandalous, what is more noteworthy is the lasting impact such an event had on the American public. With this engaging video, your...
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Declaring Independence

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners compare independence documents. In this democratic values lesson, students compare and contrast the Declaration of Independence to France's Declaration of the Rights of Man to the Declaration of the United Nations. Learners...
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Declaring Independence

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students evaluate the Declaration of Independence. In this Declaration of Independence lesson, students research the  document and then write essays that compare the declaration to other similar documents.
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My Region Through Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the region of state in which they live on a regional map. They read information about the time period assigned and identify significant historical events that occurred in the region.
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Alaska's Regions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the five regions of Alaska in terms of its major geographic features, climate, weather, history, economic base and original inhabitants. They present their findings.
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Who Are the Arab Americans?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore the concept of diversity. In this Teaching Tolerance activity, students take a quiz titled "Who Are the Arab Americans?" and then use the quiz as a lens through which to discuss misperceptions regarding Arab Americans....
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Could You Make an Oak Basket?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students listen to an interview with Lucreaty Clark, a White Oak Native American basket maker. They analyze the interview and record their observations on a worksheet. Students consider information that can be gleaned from an audio...
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American Heritage Themes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore American freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility. In this American history lesson, students discuss what it means to be an American as they reflect on contributions of noteworthy Americans and write a composition...
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Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the effects of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. In this immigration lesson, 11th graders consider the impact of Chinese immigration to America as they read and discuss writings on the topic from noteworthy...