Regional History Teacher Resources

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Research Projects for Regional History

For Teachers K - 12th
Young writers of any grade level research a historical topic of their choice about their local community. Using primary sources, they examine the historical significance of their area. They participate in activities such as going on a...
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How to Create a Virtual Mediterranean Cruise

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars determine the ports they visit and develop a plan to study each region’s history and culture.
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Iran's Revolutions: Crash Course World History 226

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 1979 Iranian Revolution changed the identity of Iran, and in many ways, the Middle East as a whole. High schoolers learn more about the Persian region, history, and government in a brief but explanatory video from Crash Course World...
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Coal Miners and Mining Towns: Their Stories

For Teachers 8th - 9th
An ethnographer studies people and retells their story through an Anthropological lens. Learners can consider the impact of coal miners, coal mining, and the mining industry on regional and national history. They interview a real coal...
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Hawaii's Future Tied to History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate Hawaii's history to help them explain how a Reorganization Act may affect its residents. students track the region's history from statehood, to kingdom, to human settlement.
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Region, History, and the Novel: Is Resistance Futile?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read a novel related to their geographical area and "Gone With The Wind". Using the first novel, they use the internet to research one aspect from it and relate it to their location today. They create a Hyperstudio or PowerPoint...
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Record a Moment in Time

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students design an accordion book of historic events. They list key events in the region's history and draw a picture of each event.
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Old Stone House Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From stagecoach to railroad tracks, your class will discover how advancements in travel in the United States during the nineteenth century played an integral role in the industrialization and development of American society. The main...
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Images of Our People

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the history of peoples in the western United States. To accomplish this Students use photographs as images that capture the context of different cultures. Then they write reflections about each culture.
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Oil: Impact of a Resource

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the history and method of oil production.  In this natural resource lesson, students investigate early oil production.  Students discuss the challenges of turning natural resources into safe products.
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Life in a Coal Patch

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars study life in a coal patch town. For this American History instructional activity, students read material about life for coal miners and their families. They answer questions, create a poster, and complete a creative...
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The Holocaust

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II.  In this World History lesson, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its...
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Art Detectives

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore art mediums and techniques. In this art appreciation lesson, students observe a variety of displayed artwork and determine what medium was used by the artist. Young scholars hold up a card matching this medium for...
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Pikes Peak History Lesson

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use time-lines to research the history of Pikes Peak. In this Pikes Peak lesson plan, 3rd graders research the Pikes Peak region before the time of Colorado Springs.
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Water, Water Everywhere: The Johnstown Flood

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners analyze the events that lead up to the failure of the South Fork Dam and the impact the flood had on the region. In this historical instructional activity students develop presentations on the Johnstown Flood.
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W. Atlee Burpee and the "Seeds" of Becoming an Entrepreneur

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research the components of W. Atlee Burpee's mail-order business. For this Pennsylvanian history lesson, students analyze three business components for Burpee's mail-order business. Students create a plan implementing the...
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Cowboy Tourism

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars disucss the role the tourist industry played in popular perceptions of cowboys and Indians. They discuss the image of cowboys, as it is presented in fashion and contemporary advertisements. Students read about a town in...
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Macbeth Madness

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students participate in various social studies activities in correlation to William Shakespeare's Macbeth. In this Macbeth lesson, students study maps of Scotland, England, and Norway to identify locations mentioned in Macbeth. Students...
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The American West: Images of Its People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this American West lesson plan, students examine photographs that reveal the cultural components of the West and then write narratives regarding the...
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Native Americans

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars determine how Native Americans were stripped of their cultures. In this Native American history lesson, students analyze several photographs of Native Americans and respond to questions about the photographs. Young...
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Edible Coal Mining

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the concept of bituminous coal and the role it plays within our world.  In this economic and earth science lesson, learners discover and model the extraction methods with hands-on activities.  Learners also identify the...
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My Region Through Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the region of state in which they live on a regional map. They read information about the time period assigned and identify significant historical events that occurred in the region.
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Alaska's Regions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the five regions of Alaska in terms of its major geographic features, climate, weather, history, economic base and original inhabitants. They present their findings.
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Competing National Stories in Tibet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the Tibetan conflict from the point of view of both Tibet and China. They review resources produced by both factions and then apply these skills to consider other competing national stories.

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