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Civil War: Activity Pack

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The three lessons in the Civil War: Activity Pack collection provide young history detectives with an opportunity to examine artifacts the reveal African-American involvement in the United States Civil War. They watch videos to learn...
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Black Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Seven lessons make up a unit on African-Americans who served in the United States Congress from 1870 to 2007. Young historians read contextual essays, engage in activities, examine primary source images, and artifacts to gain an...
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Family History: Activity Pack

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young history detectives investigate their family history through interviews, genealogical research, and family artifacts and heirlooms. They research family members who stood up for their beliefs, examine family treasures to discover...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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Women in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Designed to be used in conjunction with the Women in Congress publication, seven lesson plans look at the women pioneers who served in congress from 1917 to 2006. The collection includes essays, photographs, artifacts, and quotations.
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Women's History: Activity Pack

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson collection from PBS’s History Detective series has young historians investigating women's contributions to American history. Young sleuths search for clues in artifacts, images, and videos. They hold a mock convention,...
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Angel Island Immigrant Journeys

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Young historians study the Angel Island Immigration Station with activities examining primary and secondary source materials, maps, and websites. The unit begins with individuals creating a map of Angel Island, labeling sites on the...
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California Mission Lessons

For Teachers 4th Standards
The California missions were established by the Franciscans with the hope of converting Native Americans to Catholicism. The three lessons in this collection present fourth graders with primary source documents, paintings, and drawings...
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Aboriginal History: Creating Tribes and Artifacts

For Teachers 7th
A list of aboriginal tribes and customs is discused and the importance of sharing and respecting each others' ideas is reinforced, Your class will create their own tribal names and artifacts, and present their tribes to classmates in...
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Artifacts and Images: A Visual and Interactive Approach to the Study of Korea

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders recognize the characteristics of Korean artifacts. In this Korean artifacts lesson, 6th graders explore the heritage of the Koreans through pictures of artifacts.  Students describe the artifacts and view a multimedia...
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Identity Artifacts Museum

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Who are you? It's a simple question, but younger learners have the opportunity to express their complex identities by making artifacts that represent parts of their identities. After engaging in the activity, they share who they are with...
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Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
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Analyzing Artifacts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If only a mask could talk! Using the interactive tool along with historical thinking skills, pupils uncover the meaning behind the various materials the resource presents. History becomes more relevant as the artifacts tell their stories...
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Artifact Research Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Artifacts give us the privilege of learning about the past, may it be family, culture, or traditions. Here, class members learn about their family's past with the help of an artifact, or family heirloom. Once an artifact is discovered,...
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Artifacts and Trench Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners think like historians while discovering new World War I artifacts. Teach them how to gather and analyze evidence with pre-assessment, modeling, cooperative learning, and homework activities.
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Artifact Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A raggedy blanket, a faded orange bunny missing its tail, a crinkled photo of a former best friend. Writers select a memento and use this artifact to generate a childhood memory story. Specific directions for the three-part project are...
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Reading Artifacts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
History detectives put their keen observation skills to the test as they closely examine artifacts. Drawing on visual and tactile clues, they formulate a theory about who done it, or in this case who made it, why, and for what purpose...
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Primary Sources and Personal Artifacts

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Connect historical text to primary sources. Researchers observe and discuss primary sources. Then, historians bring in their own personal artifacts and connect them back to their history.
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The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars complete research to enhance their reading of "The Grapes of Wrath". Using the text, they identify and locate cultural artifacts and discuss their symbolic connotations. As a class, they create a museum exhibit of the...
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Digging Up Artifacts On Line

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts? Examine the role of primary source documents and the availability of these documents on the Internet. Middle and high schoolers write a journal about the nature of...
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Artifacts 1: What Can We Learn From Artifacts?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to artifacts and explore an online archaeological site to  connect clues about how people once lived. In this deductive reasoning lesson, 6th graders participate in the stratigraphy game on Kids Dig Reed.com...
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Artifacts 2: Artifacts in Context

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore world history by completing artifact worksheets. In this archaeology lesson plan, students identify the importance of finding clues when researching historical information by utilizing artifacts. Students research the...
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What Artifacts Reveal About The Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a closer look at artifacts to learn about the people who used them. In this colonial America activity, students examine photographs of everyday items used in colonial times and determine what the uses of the tools may be...
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Creating Historians Part Two: The Grab Bag

For Teachers 9th - 11th
You don't need to be a museum curator to bring artifacts into the classroom; part two of a series on approaching social studies as a group of historians.

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