Common Core Aligned Resources for RH.6-8.8
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
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The Soldier’s Experience—Vietnam versus World War I
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Vietnam War and World War I were two very important—and different—wars. To understand the differences, and similarities, class members watch videos, examine primary source documents, and then create a newscast that examines the...
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Next, they research active...
Inside the Wire: Internment of Prisoners of War in Alabama during World War II
6th CCSS: Adaptable
Create an open environment of discussion and collaboration with several exercises in a thought-provoking resource. Pupils conduct a gallery walk and lead a discussion before filling out a question sheet and chart during the learning...
“Twelve Years a Slave”: Analyzing Slave Narratives
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Readers of Solomon Northup's brutally frank slave narrative Twelve Years a Slave examine passages that support the argument that slavery "undermined and corrupted" the institution of marriage. Background information is provided by a...
History vs. Christopher Columbus
6 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Intrepid explorer or ruthless exploiter? This is the perfect video to accompany the observation of Columbus Day in your class, as well as in considering whether Christopher Columbus should or should not be credited with the discovery of...
Creating Original Historical Fiction Using Henry "Box" Brown's Narrative and Runaway Slave Ads
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians discover the experiences of runaway slaves after reading the brief biography and narrative excerpt of Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped slavery by having himself shipped away in a crate and popularized his flight in a...
Moon Watch: Observing the Lunar Phases with a Model
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
How do you know the moon is going broke? It's down to its last quarter. The lesson provides a more accurate way to teach lunar phases, emphasizing not only naming or understanding them, but being able to explain why they occur....
"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...