This lesson comes with 5 different perspectives written in diary form about the causes of the Civil War. Students identify the speaker, their age, and the reason each person would identify as the cause of the war. This a great activity to
Who remembers playing the Oregon Trail computer game at school back in the day? This simulation tries to capture the spirit of that technological pioneer by having students experience what it would have been like on the Oregon Trail. This activity
This lesson helps students think critically about propaganda and media by having them analyze posters from WWII. Students think about the audience, the message, and the purpose behind each set of posters. The lesson comes with poster worksheets
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Students act out a reader's theater to learn more about Peter Stuyvesant and William Penn. The play can be used as an opportunity to learn about the differences between New York and Pennsylvania colonies.
This Power Point Presentation is connected to the lesson plan of the same name. It can be used to supplement the student worksheets or used as a stand alone activity for the whole class to analyze the posters.