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Factory vs. Plantation in the North and South

For Teachers 6th - 8th
North is to factory as South is to plantation—the perfect analogy for the economy that set up the Civil War! The first lesson in a series of five helps teach beginners why the economy creates a driving force for conflict. Analysis of...
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From Sea to Shining Sea: United State Geography Vocabulary

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Learners read a passage (included) about America, its land, and seas. Students think about the meanings of the words contrasts, vast, grasslands, fertile, bayous, glaciers, tundra, and plateaus. They label illustrations with the correct...
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United States Identifier

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine and research a major region of the Unites States in groups of four. In addition, they locate the states, capitals, mammals and two bodies of water or mountain ranges found within their region. After the research,...
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Puerto Rico: The 51st State?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars research the history of Puerto Rico, its culture, and geography. In this Puerto Rico instructional activity, students find Puerto Rico on a map and find specific regions or cities. Young scholars discuss Puerto Rico's...
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Contrasting the North and South before the War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners create a standing cube with four panels that display information on the North and South's economy, geography and climate, society, and means of transportation before the Civil War. Through discussion and reading informational...
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Data Comparison And Interpretation: North Korea, South Korea, And the United States

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders brainstorm "what they know about North Korea and South Korea." They determine the approximate distance from the United States to North and South Korea and create a graph comparing the birth rates, death rates, infant...
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Is Coming to the United States of America Good for the Immigrant?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Student discuss whether coming to the United States was good for certain groups of immigrants. Using the internet, they examine settlement patterns for immigrants over a period of time. In groups, they role play the role of a family...
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On the Eve of War: North vs. South

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The North and South had been on a collision course for years. Using primary source documents, including speeches from the American and Confederate presidents, learners consider how the regions were similar and different. Afterward, they...
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From Claws to Jaws: Atlantic Regions of the United States

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore New England, Mid-Atlantic, and southeastern regions of the United States.  In this social studies thematic unit, students research a state and make a regional quilt. Students wrte a book report and read two novels whose...
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South Carolina Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
One of the better PowerPoints I've come across is a "Jeopardy"-style game whose focus is South Carolina. Some excellent photographs and maps make the slides especially good. The "Final Jeopardy" clue is especially challenging. An...
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Regions of the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Your learners practice writing ideas on paper and logically presenting them in an organized manner. They brainstorm ways to write down ideas while creating a travelogue about a particular U.S. geographic region. When they present...
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People and Places in the North and South

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
North and South: two opposite directions and two opposite economic and social systems in time of the Civil War. Pupils peruse census websites and primary source photographs to understand what life was like for the everyday person before...
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Canals 1820-1860

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While canals are not a common mode of transportation today, they were part of the fuel for America's industrialization. However, most of them were located in the North, also feeding regional differences and sectionalism. Using an...
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Sectionalism - A Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is sectionalism? A loyalty to the interest of one's region, or sectionalism, is really what sparked the Civil War. Learn about the South's attempt at expanding slavery westward and the power struggle between the two regions...
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The Civil War: A Nation Divided

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discuss the differences between the North and the South and how those differences led to the Civil War. Middle schoolers examine and analyze a famous speech or writing by President Lincoln in order to better understand the speaker's...
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Subregions of the United States

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Subregions of the United States learning exercise, students complete sentences by filling in missing words and phrases without using a word bank.
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United States of America

For Students 4th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students read short paragraphs about United States facts. Students then generate questions about the paragraphs using given facts. 
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Subregions of the United States

For Students 6th - 8th
In this United States geography learning exercise, students complete a graphic organizer by comparing 4 regions of the United States. In addition, students explain 2 concepts and use a textbook map to respond to 2 short answer questions.
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Culture Regions of the U.S.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the location of different cultural groups within the United States (agricultural, retirement, urban, etc.) They map these areas and analyze the correlation between the landscape of a given region and the type of...
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Spanish Influence in the U.S.

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the role of the first Spanish conquistadors who explored the now United States. Using the internet, they gather information on different explorers and write a paper about why he is important in American history. ...
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Touring the Regions of the United States

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the regions of the United States. They use maps, research on the Internet and use measurements and estimations. Students create a presentation using spreadsheets and publishing software.
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Facts About North and South Korea

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars investigate North and South Korea. In this research lesson, students gather facts about North and South Korea. In groups young scholars research using encyclopedias, the internet and other sources. Students compare and...
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The Civil War: The Road to War

For Teachers 8th Standards
The United States Civil War resulted in the highest mortality rate for Americans since the nation's inception. Delve deeper into the causes for the drastic separation of states with a history lesson plan that features analysis charts,...
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Southern States Word Search

For Students 4th - 5th
Sixteen of our southern states are hidden in this basic word search. Learners must find words that are hidden in every way possible within the search - even backwards! Luckily, an answer key does accompany this resource.

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