Historical Fact and Opinion Teacher Resources

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Crash Course: Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Media Literacy. They watch 12 videos that take them through media history, the positive and negative effects of media, and regulations and policies affecting media producers. The series aims to help viewers...
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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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Just the Facts

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Show your class how fascinating a text can be by asking them to focus on interesting facts they learned while reading. There are boxes for six facts as well as one large box where pupils can record the most important fact from their...
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Fact Versus Opinion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young learners distinguish statements as fact or fiction. After exploring a newspaper, they determine the type of information it contains. They read editorial articles and discuss the differences between the editorial page and the front...
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Osage, Legend, and Arkansas History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elementary schoolers evaluate the legend of Norristown Mountain by looking at facts about the Osage Indians and the legend itself. They do an exploration of Arkansas' Native American groups which includes a look at their legends,...
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Active Reading with American History

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility...
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The History of America’s Weed Laws

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
To understand the laws regarding marijuana use in the United States, you can go all the way back to the 1800's to learn about farming hemp, or you can go back to 2018 when California became the sixth state to legalize recreational...
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Contrast and Evaluate Fact and Opinion

For Students 8th Standards
How can you tell when an author is expression an opinion or stating a fact? Use two short reading selections to emphasize the difference between a statement that you can prove and one that you can't. The first passage explains food...
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The Facts about Fact Checking: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can people help make the Internet a positive force in their own lives and the lives of others? Pupils set out to answer just that question with part two from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information series. Narrator John...
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Ancient Village near Stonehenge

For Students 4th Standards
Learn about one of the most fascinating historical sites in the world with an informational reading activity. After reading a short passage about the mysterious village uncovered near Stonehenge, fourth graders answer five...
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Writing an Opinion: Buddies that Bark or Purr-fect Pets?

For Students 3rd Standards
Which animal is best for you—a dog or cat? Why? Engage third graders in an opinion writing assessment that prompts them to read facts about both pets, and then write and decide which pet is best for them.
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Fact and Opinion - Worksheet: 6

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice discerning fact and opinion with a worksheet that contains 25 statements. Once learners determine if they are fact or opinion, they circle their answer and write a sentence explaining how they know.
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Fact and Opinion - Worksheet: 5

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
After reading 25 sentences, individuals decide if they are facts or opinions. Then, they explain their answer in a supporting sentence.
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The Princess Who Rewrote History

For Students 9th - 12th
Byzantine princess Anna Komnene took the motto, “If you want it done right, do it yourself,” to heart, penning a 500-page history of her father’s reign. Her tales of Byzantine Emperor Alexios’s reign attempt to balance truth with family...
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History vs. Henry VIII

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
How does Henry VIII hold up in the court of public opinion? An interesting animation takes Henry to court and lets a prosecutor and a defense attorney have at it. In the course of the lively courtroom drama, learners hear about the key...
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Fact and Opinion Pre-Test

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this fact/opinion worksheet, learners complete 10 multiple choice questions. Students may click on a link to view correct answers. 
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Thanksgiving: Fact or Opinion

For Students 8th Standards
Thankgiving is the greatest American holiday: fact or opinion? Use a reading passage that lists myths about Thanksgiving traditions, including its occurrence on the fourth Thursday of November, some turkeys' inability to fly, and...
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Protest Letter

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
What a fantastic resource to guide youngsters in persuasive letter writing. They read a brief letter to the editor and answer question about the author's purpose, word choice, and structure. Next, scholars draft their own letter by...
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Understanding and Using Primary and Secondary Sources in History

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore primary and secondary sources in this historical analysis instructional activity. Young researchers define the terms primary source and secondary source. They read a primary source document provided by the teacher and answer...
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The History of Groundhog Day

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do we rely on a Groundhog to determine when Spring will arrive? Find out with a brief yet informative video that details the history of Groundhog Day.       
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Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The pupils in your class have never known a time without constant conflict between the countries in the Middle East. An informative video from Crash Course World History covers the history of the Israeli/Palestine situation, the battle...
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History of the Star Spangled Banner

For Teachers 8th Standards
We have all heard the "Star Spangled Banner" at many points in our lives, but how often do we take the time to truly understand what the words of the national anthem mean to Americans? Don't miss this opportunity to examine the lyrics...
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"Mr. President"

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Who will be the next president? Learners write a persuasive letter to the president of the United States. They research the 2000 Presidential election, interview parents, and reflect on their own opinions and experiences to write their...
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The Figure of Paul Revere. Romanticizing Colonial American History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students compare paintings to make conclusions about American History in the Revolutionary War time period. Students share opinions concerning visual art. Other artwork can be used to entice inquiry as needed.

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