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LessonGrade 3Social

Early American History

I wanted to make learning about early American history fun and engaging for my child. I wanted to give a visual of the way things were, as well as written material.


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WorksheetGrade 8American HistorySocialAuthors

Introduce your child to the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, one of the most iconic American novels with this Watch, Respond, Extend activity!

LessonGrades 5-8American HistoryELASocialBooksCivil WarWomen

In this first lesson of Little Women, children will begin by learning a bit about the author Louisa May Alcott, start reading the book and learn about life during the 1860s. Children will find out about life during the Civil War, the roles of women during the war, and how childhood changed throughout the 1860s. Children will also learn about Victorian Christmas traditions and enjoy making a popcorn garland and some fancy French hot chocolate!

Found in lesson: … 1860s were an incredibly important decade in American history. Ask your child if they know …

LessonGrades 6-8American HistorySocialBiography

Al Capone was a very bad guy. Not only was he head of a gang but he took advantage of the prohibition and become very rich. In this lesson your child will learn about all the bad things Al Capone did and what the prohibition was. Children can explore Alcatraz virtually, create a wanted poster, write an opinionated essay about the prohibition and more.

Found in lesson: … Scarface”! History History Of Brief: Al Capone & | History of Al Organized Crime | Capone | History Reading …

LessonGrades 5-8American HistorySocialBiography

In this lesson children will uncover the life and work of Dorothea Lange! Through interactive history books and short YouTube videos children will become familiar with the world Dorothea was living in and the plight of the people she photographed. Children will analyze some of Dorothea’s more famous photos and even capture and caption a few images of their own!

LessonGrades 6-8American HistorySocialDiscriminationWorld War 2

The 1940’s was a difficult time for the United States with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and American entering the war in Europe. One aspect of WWII that is often overlooked was the internment camps Japanese American citizens were forced into. In this lesson children will earn what the internment camps were and why they shouldn’t be forgotten.

LessonGrades 6-8American HistoryBlack HistorySocialDiscrimination

In this lesson children will learn about the dark history of the Tuskegee experiment. Through library books, online articles, informative videos and an opinionated essay, children will learn what the experiment was, why it was conducted and who it affected.

LessonGrades 6-8American HistorySocialBiographyGerms

Before the invention of antibiotics the threat of sickness and disease was very real and very scary for millions of people. In this lesson children will learn about a woman who unknowingly was a carrier of a deadly sickness! Children can explore the life, death and legacy of Mary through books and videos, worksheets and experiments and a writing activity to explore that really happened to Typhoid Mary.

Found in lesson: … You May Not Know About 'Typhoid Mary' - HISTORY Discussion questions: Where was Mary Mallon …

LessonGrades 6-8American HistoryHistorySocial

In this lesson children will learn about the Salem Witch Trials, a time when fear ruled the Massachusetts Bay colony in the late 1600s. Children can read about the trials though an interactive history book, watch an informative video to learn more details about the trials, analyze paintings and write a letter declaring their innocence as if they were among the accused.

LessonGrades 5-8American HistorySocialDisasters

In this lesson children will learn about the Hindenburg Disaster! After reading online article and suggested books, children can watch footage of the disaster, give a mock report of the disaster, listen to the original radio broadcast, and complete a simple experiment with balloons and helium.

Found in lesson: … video about the history of Zeppelins: History of Zeppelins for Kids by Bedtime History

LessonGrades 6-8American HistorySocialBones

In this lesson children will read about the true and terrible tale of the Radium Girls. Children will learn about what radium is and how it affects the body and what happened to the young ladies known as the Radium Girls through a novel, online article, short video, and by writing a mock letter & a clock face painting activity!

Found in lesson: … What’s Next? Do you have a history buff in your home? If so, be …

LessonGrades 6-8American HistorySocialPioneers

In this lesson children will discover the devastating story of the Donner Party. After children read a highly engaging book and watch a few short videos, children will map out the Donner’s trail, determine what the main cause of death was among the members and play an interactive online adventure where they will decide what they would do if they were a part of the Donner Party!

Found in lesson: … Mistakes that Doomed the Donner Party | Weird History | YouTube (13 min) Jim and Margaret Reed …

LessonGrades 2-8American HistorySocialNative Americans

Children will learn about the tragic era of the Indian Boarding schools through reading books and articles, watching videos, analyzing images, and writing a brief opinionated essay about what they have learned.

Found in lesson: … You can find more lessons on Native American history here Native American Heritage Month | …

LessonGrades 5-8American HistorySocialBiographyNative Americans

In this lesson children will learn about a Native American man who walked out of the California wilderness over 100 years ago! Children will learn about Ishi through online articles, YouTube videos and hands-on projects such as flintknapping and making acorn flour!

LessonGrades 6-8American HistorySocialNative Americans

Through books, online articles and informative videos, children will learn about what happened at the Wounded Knee Massacre in the winter of 1890. Children will complete a picture study, create a cause and effect page and write an opinionated essay about a controversial topic in this lesson all about the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Found in lesson: … want to learn more more about Native American history or other horrific events in history

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