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Picture the 60s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers consider how the 1960's impacted Great Britain. In this contemporary history instructional activity, students visit selected websites to discover information about the decade, popular culture, and women's rights.
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Malcolm X and Race Relations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read sections of Malcolm X's autobiography. In groups, they create a poster which highlights the events in his life and explains his philosophy on race relations. They present their poster to the class and answer any questions...
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The Lost Colony

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the Lost Colony of Roanoke. In this Lost Colony lesson, 4th graders brainstorm a list of words that show what they know about the Lost Colony. They read a selection from their textbook and listen to parts of...
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FDR's Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis learning exercise, students analyze the a short documentary video clip about the CCC. Students respond to 3 short answer questions about the documentary.
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Customs and Our History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify stories and folktales that describe various customs practiced in America and or local communities (e.g., John Henry, Pocahontas). They list examples of past traditions found within the local community. Pupils discuss...
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Computers and Satellites No Longer Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
They describe the development over time of the relationship between the national economy and the global economy since World War II. They trace the historical forces of continuity and change in the development of the contemporary global...
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A Rising People: Ben Franlkin and the Americans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars work in groups to construct questions that they wish to research. They then organize the questions and select from the class to label, research and answer the questions.
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Innovations in Obstetrics and Pediatrics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the history in obstetrics and pediatrics.  In this investigative instructional activity students research and present information about winners of the Nobel Prize. 
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Child Labor in America

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary sources. In this child labor lesson, students examine the issue of child labor and determine how citizen action prompted...
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The Columbian Exchange

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the process of the Columbian Exchange. In groups, they create a poster showing the good exchanged and the people affected. They note the impacts of the Exchange on the world and present their poster to the class to end...
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Traditions and Customs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to the various symbols used in the holidays in December. In groups, they try to guess the country of origin of the symbol. Once they have identified the country of origin, they draw a picture of the symbol and...
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Social Studies: Cultural Collage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students define and discuss cultural aspects and family origins. By citing examples of traditions and customs from other countries, they develop an understanding of cultural influences on society. Finally, students create collages...
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Indentured Servants

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read the article, "Misery." and take notes about reasons immigrants came to America, their physical treatment on the journey, living conditions when they arrived in America, and benefits at the conclusion of servitude. Students...
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Life In The Past

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students are read a story about a family living in the past. Individually, they draw a picture showing the roles and responsibilities of each family member. They also include a one sentence description and share them with the class.
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The Victorian Age: A People in Search of Themselves as Seen Through Their Architecture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop an appreciation and understanding of the people, their attitudes, values and beliefs as reflected in their architecture. They use slides and or a walking tour showing the various styles of architecture, in New Haven,...
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Comprehension Questions for Stitching Stars

For Students 5th - 8th
In this comprehension questions for Stitching Stars worksheet, students answer 30 comprehension questions after reading the book about quilts made by slaves in the 17-19th centuries.
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Mosaics

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss and identify shapes, spaces, colors, patterns, or tesserae in mosaics and compare them to cultural symbols of the Roman Empire. They design and create mosaics using paper.
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Lesson 18: The Great Chicago Fire: City of Wood

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the causes of the Great Fire of Chicago and draw conclusion as to the most probable cause and preventative actions that could have minimized the damage.
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The Great Chicago Fire Survivors

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine documents describing the experiences of survivors of the Great Chicago Fire, and write condolence letters.
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Olympic Snowboarding Village

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Pupils adopt a country to research and tour the country online. They plan a trip from Nagano back home to their country.
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When Worlds Collide

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the intersection between immigration and America's vision of itself. They examine how immigrant groups view themselves as Americans, and how the American 'mainstream' views these same immigrant groups.
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Chess: A Game or Rules of Society

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify the social classes of medieval Europe, and utilize the chess board and pieces to explain their relationship to each other.
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Social Studies: People Who Made a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners research individuals whose actions were turning points in history. After brainstorming a list of people who impacted various social institutions, they write five-paragraph essays, their essays should include information...
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Social Studies: Significant People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars assess the social influence of significant individuals on their communities. After researching the individuals,they prepare and deliver short presentation to the class. Their reports include information the person's...

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