United States History STEM and STEAM Activities - Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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As my curriculum and instructional challenges increase, I am constantly seeking ways to integrate my curriculum and standards. This product was created to make the

integration of social studies, science, and even a little research a bit easier for

teachers. These STEM or STEAM activities are centered around major events in United

States history. Hopefully, these lessons will not only engage students and encourage

critical thinking, but will also allow students to understand and appreciate these

historical events on a deeper level.

What's Included

Each activity comes with detailed teacher notes, an explanation of how the activity

relates to the historical event, a suggested materials list, a suggested list of websites for

further exploration, and example photos. There is also a two page printable for

students. I have used the same format for each of the printables, so that students will

quickly become adjusted to your expectations and procedures. The printable will take

students through the complete design process. The first page of the printable is used

to get students started with the activity. It explains the directions and gives students

the parameters in which they will be working, as well as guide students through

research questions. You may use the second page of the activity if you plan to have

students test and revise their design, which is part of the STEM/STEAM process.


European Explorers Create a Navigational Tool

Pgs. 9-12 Native Americans Create a Native American Home

Pgs. 13-20 Jamestown Purify Water

Pgs. 21-24 Plymouth Build a Ship

Pgs. 25-28 New England Colonies Create a Waterwheel

Pgs. 29-32 Middles Colonies Harness Wind Power

Pgs. 33-36 Southern Colonies Build a Bridge

Pgs. 37-40 French & Indian War Create Powder Horn

Pgs. 41-44 Boston Tea Party Build a Tea Container

Pgs. 45-48 American Revolution Build a Cannon

Pgs. 49-52 Lewis & Clark Design an Insulated Blanket

Pgs. 53-56 Westward Expansion Create a Covered Wagon

Pgs. 57-60 Cotton Gin Create a Working Cotton Gin

Pgs. 61-64 Gold Rush Panning for Gold Challenge

Pgs. 65-68 Underground Railroad Create a Map

Pgs. 69-72 Civil War Build a Cannon Ball Launcher

Pgs. 73-76 Transcontinental Railroad Create a Marble Run

Pgs. 77-80 Chicago Fire Design Water Pipelines

Pgs. 81-84 Telephone Design a Telephone

Pgs. 85-88 Immigration Build the Statue of Liberty

Pgs. 89-92 Wright Brothers Design a Plane

Pgs. 93-96 Industrial Revolution Assembly Line

Pgs. 97-100 San Francisco Earthquake Design an Earthquake Proof Structure

Pgs. 101-104 Automobile Build a Balloon Car

Pgs. 105-108 World War I Design a Periscope

Pgs. 109-112 Great Depression Build a Dam

Pgs. 113-116 World War II Black Outs

Pgs. 117-120 Vietnam Build a Helicopter

Pgs. 121-124 Civil Rights Build a Monument

Pgs. 125-128 Space Exploration Design a Bottle Rocket

Pg. 129 Rubric

Total Pages
125 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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