How All 50 U.S. States Got Their Names
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American Revolution Interactive Timeline Project
This fantastic Revolutionary War cooperative learning activity has your students sorting 10 key events on a timeline leading up to the American Revolution.These events include:Salutary Neglect PolicyThe EnlightenmentThe French & Indian WarThe Proclamation of 1763Sugar ActStamp ActBoston Massacre...
Before and after the war: The dramatic aging of Abraham Lincoln
On the left, Abraham Lincoln in 1858 during his campaign for the Senate of Illinois, just three years before becoming President of the United States. On the right, President Lincoln in 1865, just before his assassination. It's only seven years, but it looks like two decades.
Boston Massacre trial notes [page 1]
File name: 06_01_000710 Call no.: Ms.Am.229(23) Title: Boston Massacre trial notes [page 1] Creator/Contributor: Adams, John, 1735-1826 (creator) Creation date: 1770 Summary: John Adams's original trial notes from the Boston Massacre. Genre: Manuscripts Transcription: Evidence of Commotions that Evening. James Crawford: Went home to Bull’s Wharf at dark about 6 o’clock, met numbers of people going down toward the Town House with sticks. At Calf’s Corner, I saw about a dozen with sticks. At…
Comparing the Compromises of 1820 and 1850
In this activity, students will view 3 maps and answer questions regarding the Compromise of 1820 and Compromise of 1860. The goal for students is to recognize how the United States gained land in these two compromises. This is best used in an introduction to Westward Expansion or Manifest Destin...
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GIFs are more than just entertaining animated loops, they can actually teach us tons of quick and interesting facts.