19th Century Science Teacher Resources

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From Leeches to Liver Pills: Medicine in the 19th Century

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate the conditions of life and medicine for people in the 19th century. In this history of medicine lesson, students discuss the current ways to stay healthy. Students research developments during this period and create...
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The Victorian Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The length of Queen Victoria's reign, surpassed only by Queen Elizabeth II in the modern era, stretched through much of the 19th century and into the 20th century. Explore the many social, industrial, and political shifts that occurred...
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The Art and Science of Impressionist Color

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Discover Impressionist painting as students investigate the 19th century combinations of colors characteristically used. Students experiment with their own paintings, utilizing primary and secondary colors.
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Nellie Bly's Newspaper Club: Introducing the Science of Writing

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students evaluate a video about Nellie Bly, a famous reporter from the 19th century. They consider what makes a high-interest news article, write an essay in pairs and present it a literary tea.
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Inventions of the 19th Century

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore inventions that have been created since the nineteenth century.
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The American Wilderness? How 19th Century American Artists Viewed the Separation of Civilization and Nature

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The attitudes of European settlers toward the American wilderness, as reflected in art and literature, is the focus of this resource packet designed for teachers. Included in the unit overview you will find lists or paintings and works...
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Boom and Bust in the Ozark Forests

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is a hard-hitting, cross-curricular lesson on the effects that the deforestation of the Ozark forests in the 19th century had on the people, animals, and ecosystems of the area. The Dr. Seuss book The Lorax is used as a way of...
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Working in Photographs

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners analyze illustrations of workers in the 19th and 20th centuries. In this social science lesson, students examine photographs of workers and identify the types of work that were available in the 19th century compared to the 20th...
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Celebration and Satire- Beginning Level

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine art elements in a late-19th-century self-portrait painting. In this visual arts lesson, students analyze the painting "A Centennial of Independence" and identify the color, shape, and symbols in the art piece. Students...
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Post-Civil War American History

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine significant events in Post-Civil War America. In this Post-Civil War lesson plan, 5th graders investigate the important events after the war in 19th century America. They read primary source documents about six...
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What Cameras See That Our Eyes Don't

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Cameras are amazing tools that enhance the way we see the world. From capturing time-lapse footage of seeds sprouting or seasons changing, to high-speed photography showing a bullet crashing through its target, cameras allow us to see...
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Too Bright At Night?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain what causes light pollution and how it can be curtailed. They consider the negative consequences of nighttime lighting, enabled by the invention of electric lights at the close of the 19th Century.
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Virginia Runaway Slave Ads

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What does an ad reveal about a culture, or about the values of its intended audience? Class members examine a series of runaway slave ads—one of which was written by Thomas Jefferson—and consider what these primary source documents...
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The Golden Spike

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate modern transportation in the 19th century by examining artifacts.  In this U.S. history lesson plan, students read the story Joseph's Railroad Dreams, and discuss the Golden Spike used in the first transcontinental...
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Bison on the Plains

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore U.S. geography by reading assigned text about American Indians. In this migration lesson, 5th graders identify the differences between Native Americans and European settlers who traveled through middle America in...
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A Handy Measure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How many hands tall are you? Challenge kids to measure themselves the way the 19th century Oklahoma horse traders measured their prize horses (can they guess how many hands tall a horse had to be?). There's some background information...
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Late 19th Century U.S. Foreign Policy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discover that many of the issues the United States faces today elicit the same type of political, philosophical and moral debate that has divided the country in the past.
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Adventure Writing: Oregon's Landscape as a Setting

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify geographical features of different regions encountered by migrants on the Oregon trail. Students research how the Oregon landscape may have affected life and 19th century westward migration. Students write a narrative...
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Drought and Famine: Crash Course World History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who is to blame for widespread famine? Crash Course World History guides high schoolers through a video about droughts, famines, and whether the weather or human activity is at fault for each.
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Science: Einstein's Big Idea

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore the various aspects of Einstein's energy equation and discover how energy is transferred from one form to another. In teams, they rotate through seven stations to experience such aspects of energy change through...
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Introduction to Mendelian Genetics using Fiction

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students investigate Mendelian Genetics by studying the history of Mendel and what it was like to be a 19th century scientist. They read a pieces of fiction during this investigation.
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Mental Health 2: Bedlam

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are oriented to the kinds of treatment and care the mentally ill received prior to the 19th century-using the example of England's legendary Bedlam, the world's oldest mental health asylum.
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Louis Pasteur & Germ Theory

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Germ Theory revolutionized the medical industry and our understanding of bacteria and the human body. Presented is a series of facts and history on Louis Pasteur his discoveries and how they changed beliefs in the scientific community....
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The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic Table

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
The author-narrator refers to the periodic table of elements as a "massive slab of human genius," then goes on to explain Mendeleev's development of this foundational chemistry tool. Why was his version so much better than others that...