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By Engaging History
This activity is a good introduction to controversial decisions made by the U.S. government after America joined WWI. Students are introduced to propaganda, war bonds, the draft, the Espionage and Sedition Acts, the Supreme Court case Schenck vs.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.10
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By Engaging History
Students read a short bio of both men, then fill out an organizer comparing their objectives and strategies before analyzing a poem about the 2 men by Dudley Randall. Students retain the information well and good discussion is generated by the poem
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Black History Month
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.75
20
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By Engaging History
As labor organized in the late 1800's and early 1900's, they faced resistance and outright violence from management and government. Students are often shocked at how bad conditions were. Use this as a Gallery Walk, Jigsaw, group work, or any other
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
16
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By Engaging History
I found that students lacked a true understanding of the institutionalized racism and social/political/economic challenges African Americans faced in the 100 years between the end of slavery and the first breakthroughs of the Civil Rights Movement.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.60
14
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By Engaging History
Students explore the Sacco and Vanzetti Trial, The Palmer Raids, and the Scopes Monkey Trial in the context of the social changes and tension after WWI. Students then answer questions that push them to make modern connections/comparisons, and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
16
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By Engaging History
Students explore how men such as Rockefeller and Carnegie formed monopolies during the Gilded Age. Provides context for terms such as vertical and horizontal integration, laissez faire, social darwinism, monopolies, trusts, etc. Students analyze
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.75
14
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By Engaging History
I use this as the first assignment after our WWII unit (it could also end a WWII unit). It guides students through the challenges of "winning the peace". Students read brief but informative summaries of Potsdam, Yalta, the US occupation of Germany
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.70
13
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By Engaging History
Here is an opportunity to really bring history to life in a memorable fashion. This is a 30 question Literacy Test given by the state of Louisiana to disenfranchise African Americans in the early 1900's. As stated in the directions on the actual
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
18
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By Engaging History
Students are first "hooked" with an activity that has them imagine they live in 3 different families with very different parenting styles. They choose which parents they would prefer and why, which is great for a quick class vote or discussion. Then
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Economics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
11
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By Engaging History
This is the type of "real" history that students love, when you pull back the curtain of lies and myths to reveal a truth that is just as interesting as fiction. In this activity, students read about the real Pocahontas and her interactions with the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
9
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By Engaging History
Great intro activity that provides context for America's involvement in the Korean War and its effects to this day. With North Korea always in the news, this activity is very relevant. Students read, answers questions, and discuss. Great to follow
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.25
12
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By Engaging History
Students read a detailed yet interesting and easy-to-follow summary of Teddy Roosevelt's aggressive foreign policy during the early 1900's while completing an organizer. A great intro to Teddy's Presidency. Covers his becoming President after the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
8
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By Engaging History
I created this in order to teach the story of the Trojan War / The Iliad (which only covered the last year of the supposed 10-year conflict) in one hour or less, without sacrificing the drama and excitement. Students read the story (I read aloud
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
9
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By Engaging History
The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, touched a nerve in America and launched a movement to bring attention to police shootings. In this activity, students read a summary of 5 major themes to emerge from the government's
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
8
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By Engaging History
This is a perfect introduction to the "Gilded Age" of monopolies and "Robber Barons" such as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Students are provided context concerning the time period and monopolies before analyzing short but detailed and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
5
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By Engaging History
Turn your classroom into Woodstock (minus the drugs)! This is the type of activity that students talk about and always remember! The only downside to this activity is that students love it so much that it is hard to go back to a normal lesson the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Music
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.99
9
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By Engaging History
Two page reading does a thorough job of simplifying the many complex factors that caused the Depression, and explaining how they are related. I also tried to make it clear that these factors could happen at any time, and are not unique to the Great
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Economics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.70
10
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By Engaging History
Students are shocked to learn about Hitler's brazenly discriminatory Nuremberg Laws. How terrible! America would never do anything like this, right? But wait…during this same time period, a majority of U.S. states enforced strict “Jim Crow Laws”
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.50
10
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By Engaging History
This very informative yet efficient reading and worksheet track battles and breakthroughs the women's rights movement, Latinos, Gay, and Native Americans experienced in the counter-culture years of the 60's and 70's, and makes connections to today
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.70
11
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By Engaging History
Immediately following the Civil War, Southern States tried passing infamous "Black Code" laws that were blatantly racist. Black people were not allowed in public after sunset, or to meet in groups, or own guns. This assignment provides students with
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.20
12
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