Teach History with Me: 5 Ideas for Teaching the Civil War
Get your upper elementary students excited about history! Here are five ideas for teaching your 5th through 8th grade students about the...
Westward Expansion Activities: These BIG-MATS® are FUN in a BIG Way!
These cool and unique Westward Expansion BIG-MATS® are FUN in a BIG way! This creative product is two BIG-MATS® about the Western Expansion that is placemat size-----11x17-----as a PDF. As shown in the product sample pictures, you can print these in black and white to have the students complete eac...
How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles | One Stop Teacher Shop
Over the past few years, I have been incorporating inquiry circles into my classroom through Social Studies and Science. Inquiry circles are a lot like most research projects. I would say the main difference is how they start. Getting Started with Inquiry Circles I always start inquiry circle projects towards the end of a Unit. […]
#historyteacher hashtag on Twitter
See Tweets about #historyteacher on Twitter. See what people are saying and join the conversation.
Sure Fire Secrets to Bring American History to Life
Want to know the secret for breathing life into American history? Make it as interactive as possible. Use unique tools and fun projects to engage your teens.
Teaching History Through Movies
Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing
FREEBIE! Civil War Battles Activities
Help your students prepare for new Common Core social studies tests, like TNReady, with this FREE product. Students will identify the location, chronological order, and outcome of 12 major battles or events of the Civil War, including: Fort Sumter, First Battle of Bull Run, Fort Henry and Donelson, ...
Gettysburg Address | Context Clues Worksheets for High School
In this worksheet, your student will use context clues as a way to discover the meaning of words.
CREATING STATIONS FOR YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS
Want to create stations for your Social Studies classroom? Check out my tips for creating stations for your Social Studies classroom.
Secession of the South Lesson Plan and Activities
This fantastic lesson plan allows your students to analyze different primary sources related to Southern states seceding from the Union prior to the Civil War. The activity is very easily adaptable for different grade levels and students. It can be done individually or in small groups with students working together to analyze the printed copies. You can also do the activity digitally through included Google Docs version! The complete lesson plan includes all of the following : A 2-page…
Journey Though the Civil War Interactive Google Slides
This is a Google Slides interactive experience that guides students through the major battles of the Civil War. Students follow a soldier's journey to each of the major battles. The classroom version is written to be presented to the class by the teacher. Students then follow the presentation, exp...
Thinking like a historian in the elementary classroom
It’s day two of the Best Practices conference. I love this sort of stuff – the conference isn’t that big but that just means a lot more conversation and working together. So we al…
Examples of Going West Journals | Rockin Resources
Not only are the covers of these journals creative, but my students’ writing blew me away! They really jumped into the 1840’s and wrote with incredible feelings. I actually found myself smiling, laughing, and even tearing up while reading them. They know how to touch my heart! FIRST Start off with a read aloud...
The Underground Railroad Teaching Guide | Scholastic
Introduce and use the activity in your classroom with lesson resources, curriculum connections, extension activities, and more.