By gathering objects from around your house and a quick trip to the thrift store, you can introduce every unit in American History with an object that students can touch and feel to spark interest and incite curiosity! SAVE BIG on this bundled collection of all of my Object Lessons in American History. This collection of lesson plans can supplement or introduce a year's worth of American History curriculum, beginning with Native America and ending in our current era of globalization.
“A computer is familiar; a sugarloaf or glove stretcher is not. In order to awaken interest in history and to help students better understand how their own material worlds came to be, there are few better methods than looking to the technology of the past.” from Abbey Chandler, Teaching with a Tea Set: Using Objects in the US History Survey
Each lesson plan includes an object list (with money saving tips on the best places to find them), learning target, lesson plan, extension activities, and helpful links. In addition to the lessons, this product contains over 80 researched links and ideas for extending the lesson, creating an extra credit or upper level learning assignment, to pump up your unit arsenal.
Also included is a 7 slide PowerPoint discussing the importance of teaching with objects, all the different places to find them, implementation tips, strategies, and ideas, and links to several great articles about object lessons.
To preview this product, check out my FREE object lesson on the First Industrial Revolution: Cotton Boll.
Table of Contents
1. Native America: Rock, Tree, Earth
2. Native America: Glitter Disease
3. American Revolution: Crown vs. Pen
4. American Revolution:Chocolate and Pennies
5. A New Nation: Object Sort
6. Westward Expansion: Bacon, Bacon
7. Westward Expansion: Covered Wagon
8. First Industrial Revolution: Yawn, I mean Yarn
9. First Industrial Revolution: Cotton Boll
10. Civil War: Amputation
11. Reconstruction: Demolition
12. Gilded Age: Fool’s Gold
13. WWI: Gas Mask
14. Great Depression: Bowl of Cherries
15. WWII: Landmark Destruction
16. Post War Boom: 1950s Automobile
17. Civil Rights: African Americans
18. Civil Rights: Farm Workers
19. Civil RIghts: Native Americans
20. Vietnam War: Dominos
21. Era of Social Change: The Hippie
22. Globalization: Game of Speed
*This is a saving value of $30 when you buy the complete set!!
*OBJECTS ARE NOT INCLUDED. Lesson plans ONLY. Please email me if interested in a collection of actual objects that could be mailed to your classroom. firstname.lastname@example.org
Object Lessons: American History by Sarah Enos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.