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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #21
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Industrial Revolution changed transportation systems, social systems, and economies. Episode 21 of Crash Course History of Science examines the Industrial Revolution. From the invention and improvements to the steam engine to the...
Literacy in History/Social Studies: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core
9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Social studies and literacy skills go hand in hand, as one of the core components of history, philosophy, political science and the other social studies is the written word. The RH.9-10 CCSS standards place an emphasis on primary sources, the building blocks upon which historical inquiry is based. These resources will help your students dig in to challenging texts.
Corruption, Wealth and Beauty: The History of the Venetian Gondola
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did the Venetian gondola get its distinctive look? Using this fantastic animated video, your class will be amazed to see how a seemingly simple construction can illustrate so much about a particular culture and historical time period.
How Do You Lose a Colony? Exploring What Became of John White’s “Lost Colony”
5th CCSS: Adaptable
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of John White's colonists on Roanoke Island is not only a fascinating feature of European colonization history, but is also a great way for your young historians to engage themselves in the story...
Sort it Out- Transportation: Is it the 19th or 20th Century?
Fifth graders sort pictures of types of transportation. In this turn of the century lesson, 5th graders view pictures of transportation from the 19th and 20th centuries, sort the pictures into their appropriate category, and complete a...
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003 - Information for the Public
9th - Higher Ed
An information-packed eight-page article detailing the history of understanding active transport across cell membranes makes up the bulk of this handout. Two pages of reading comprehension and critical-thinking questions follow. The...
Ancient History: The Importance of Logistics in Greek & Roman Armies
11th - 12th
Before one can understand the military tactics practiced throughout history, he needs to become familiarized with tactics practiced in the ancient past. Learners take a critical look at the military logistics used by Alexander the Great...
Goods, Services, People and Ideas Transported Through Colorado: A Mission Impossible?
4th - 5th
Groups of learners work together to determine the best mode of transportation between two cities in Colorado. The journey is supposed to have taken place a century ago, so the groups must study old maps, and old methods of transporting...
Literacy in History/Social Studies: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing primary and secondary source materials requires a special set of skills. Readers must be able to identify the central ideas in a text, to cite evidence to support their analysis, and to evaluate the arguments put forth in a variety of sources. This collection of Common Core designed resources will help your class members develop these skills. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the aligned Common Core Standards.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics: Tire and Wheel Assemblies
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Is bigger really better? By the end of this lesson, learners will be able to apply formulas for computing the diameter of tires and wheel assemblies. Begin by showing a slide presentation that will review definitions for radius and...
Civil Rights Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do schools and government offices close one day every January to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Young learners discover the achievements and lasting significance of this influential figure in American history with...
Geography and History of the Arabian Peninsula and Overview of Islam
9th - 12th
Students locate the Arabian peninsula on a map and identify surrounding bodies of land and water, fertile regions, trade routes and major cities. They explain the importance of the Arabian peninsula in terms of its location between...
Population Growth and Movement in 19th century North Carolina
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
How did the development of industry and transportation influence population growth and movement? Mobility and population growth are the focus of an exercise that asks class groups to compare the changes in the population and industrial...
How Has Transportation Changed Since the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition?
Students recognize modes of transportation. They research historical data from a variety of primary and secondary sources including the Harriman expedition journals, related web sites, and photographs from the expedition. Students...
Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In 1852, a German physicist, Magnus, talked about an effect first described by Isaac Newton in 1672. Part of a series, an interesting video explains the Magnus effect and previous attempts to apply it to transportation. It also shows a...
On the Road, on the Sea, in the Air: Women and Transportation
6th - 8th
Students research women who made history in development of different forms of transportation, including boats, railroads, automobiles, airplanes, and space shuttles, and create timeline/collage depicting some of their contributions.
Civil Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #2
9 mins 9th - 12th
You might have Hippodamus of Miletus to thank for your city blocks. An informative video explains the history of civil engineering, from the Pyramid-builder Imhotep to the Greeks (including Hippodamus) and the Romans, and to the first...
Prairie Voices: Community Development, Investigating Local History
3rd - 12th
Students investigate local history. In this research skills lesson, students examine historic landmarks, tax records, fire maps, town plans, historic photographs, newspapers, and other primary sources to learn about local communities in...
Strawberry Girl: Lesson 3 - Trains, Sails, and Trails
4th - 5th
Students read two chapters of Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski and complete activities about Florida's transportation history. In this literacy and economics lesson, students read two chapters of the book, talk about their journal entries,...
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...
Fresh Solutions: Design Thinking Challenge
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
How do people transport fresh water long distances to ensure everyone has access to it? The final instructional activity in the 10-part Fresh Solutions unit encourages individuals to design their own solution, or solutions, to that very...
On The Road Again: Cars, Culture, and Change Along Historic U.S. Highway 67
7th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for...
Compare/Contrast San Francisco Transportation from the 1850s to Today
9th - 12th
Students examine the evolution of transportation systems. In this San Francisco history lesson, students compare and contrast the transportation provided in the city in the 1850s to today. Students use their findings to participate in...
History Close to Home: Creating Your Own Special Museum
3rd - 6th
Students create their own museum exhibit. In this museum creation lesson plan, students research their local history so they can decide on a theme for their exhibit and what objects they will use in order to design a museum exhibit. A...
Examining the History of West Virginia's Glass Industry
6th - 8th
Students examine the history of West Virginia's glass industry. In this industrial history lesson, students view an online video, "Batching Blenko," and write down five facts on a notepad. A suggested culminating activity is to take a...
Movement and Migration: the Gold Nugget that launched the Gold Rush
4th - 6th
Young scholars learn what it was like to be a gold miner. In this California gold rush lesson, students watch a movie about the California gold rush and discuss what they learned. Young scholars use the Internet to examine the gold...
"ART ZOO 'Blacks in the Westward Movement', 'What Can You Do with a Portrait', and 'Of Beetles, Worms, and Leaves of Grass'"
7th - 8th
Learners study black history, examine portraits and portrait making and create their own portraits, and investigate their natural environment. This humanities lesson provides a text that can be used to teach lessons in black history,...
"Wine Jar with Fish and Aquatic Plants," China Collection Highlight
5th - 12th
Any piece of art can be a jumping-off point for cross-curricular lessons or discussions. "Wine Jar with Fish and Aquatic Plants" is a beautiful piece that hails from China; learners will use it as they engage in three different...
Aqueduct Architecture: Moving Water to the Masses in Ancient Rome
Ninth graders compare ancient and modern technology in water transporting. In this lesson on the evolution of the aqueduct, 9th graders build a working aqueduct model and examine its components. They explain the importance and use of the...
Bears and Panthers Aplenty: Early Settlers Make a Home in Arkansas
5th - 8th
Young historians research the Southwest Trail, which ran through Arkansas back in the 19th century. Pupils are divided into four groups. Each group researches a pioneer who blazed the Southwest Trail. Then, the group presents an oral or...
1880s Agricultural Nation: Foods and Families on the Move
6th - 8th
Young scholars complete activities to learn about the agriculture during the 1880s. In this agricultural history lesson, students discuss the brainstorm questions about their neighborhood and its agricultural history. Young scholars...
Supreme Court Decisions on Freedom of Religion
11th CCSS: Adaptable
What does freedom of religion mean? Analyze a series of Supreme Court cases where the First Amendment right to freedom of religion was put to the test. They discuss the cases' outcomes and argue whether the right decision was made....
The Devil's Arithmetic: Novel Study
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Many say that you cannot live in the past. Hannah, in The Devil's Arithmetic, feels that all her family talks about during gatherings is previous years. To her horror, something mysteriously transports her to the past, and she must face...
Transportation's affect on the Growth of Cities in the United States
Eighth graders identify the major advancements that have been made in transportation throughout U.S. history (waterways, horses, steam power, railroads, automobiles, etc.) They access websites imbedded in this plan and answer questions...
Ancient Highways-Native Byways of Salmon Lake State Park
Eighth graders investigate the concept of the trail system used by the Native Americans. They compare and contrast the trails to modern transportation roadways of today. Students also define the types of information archaeologists use to...
Take Only Photos and Leave Only Bubbles: Learn About American History from a Sunken Spanish Galleon
6th - 12th
Students simulate the research process of investigating a shipwreck. In small groups, they conduct Internet research, and develop and write a proposal for excavation of the archaeological site.
Slavery: How did the Abolition Acts Affect the Slave Trade?
4th - 9th
Students investigate the abolition of slavery by examining historical documents. In this U.S. history lesson, students view photographs of East African residents who were forced into slavery. Students write about the information they...
THE KALAPUYAS AND PIONEERS : OREGON'S MANIFEST DESTINY
10th - Higher Ed
Students study the livelihoods and world views of Kalapuya Indians and Oregon settlers. In this Oregon history lesson, students study the altered environments of settlers and Native Americans, the conflicts between the groups, the...
Mechanical Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #3
10 mins 9th - 12th
Build a concrete understanding of mechanical engineering. Viewers watch an engaging video that describes mechanical engineering as the "design, construction, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems." It also highlights some...
Charles Lawrence's Expulsion Orders or Acadians in 1755
6th - 8th
An interesting, but sparse, PowerPoint on early North American history awaits your class. The presentation is only two slides. It is a copy of a letter written by Charles Lawrence to Major Hanfield commanding him to clearing the country...
Ancient Egypt : Ancient Civilizations, Rosetta Stone
6th - 7th
Students gain an understanding of Ancient Egyptian's physical make up and appreciate the importance of the Rosetta stone because it unlocked the secret of the Ancient Egyptian writing system. They also get to play an Egyptian board game.