Lessons give a good overview of the 13 colonies and what life might have been like for colonists. These interactive websites are not compatible on an iPad, but work fine on individual computers or a smartboard.
Dred Scott four page reading that summarizes Dred’s life and struggle for freedom. Questions following up reading to provide students with both sides of story. Project ideas for students to present their assigned side of the Dred Scott Case with
Students read the book called: You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town and learn about the fictional wild west town of Dustville. It is a fun book to read giving students an idea of what they might have faced if they lived in a western town.
Students can learn at their own pace, all about the California Gold Rush in 1849.
Lesson includes two activities: scavenger hunt & main ideas chart to explore a gold rush website with many adaptations available. Lesson can be adapted to be used
Looking for a way to keep students interested in social studies class during those last day(s) before winter break. Bring topics you have studied this year to life in a gingerbread 3-D structure. I have found students love being so creative and are
Here are some manifest destiny DBQs that focus on western expansion, including the 5th amendment, Jackson's Indian removal act, the trails west & gold rush. It has been compiled from a few resources to work for our western unit.
iPad friendly, hands on, high student involvement activity simulating real life election process by electing student council officials. Includes a video project & rubric as well as suggested activities & election pacing timeline.
Students create an interactive whiteboard lesson on the iPad app: ShowMe (other whiteboard apps can be substituted). Topics are Transcontinental Railroad, Dawes Act, Homesteaders, Famous Lawmen/Cowboys, Famous Outlaws & Famous Women. Project