Ideas for teaching about U.S. history to middle and high school students. Find curriculum, lessons, activities, worksheets, instructional strategies, and…
US History Escape Room
US History Lap Books
US History STAAR Test
ELL US History
Early US History
High School US History Ideas
Beginning of Political Parties
Engage your students in your unit on Japan with an Escape Room! This resource is designed to help your students learn about and review key content from your unit on Japan. Students will read about economy, geography, history, culture, and government of Japan in a series of reading. They will then solve five puzzles to find the secret location of the Samurai Sword. It is a simple escape room activity – no lock boxes required.
Support your students with a Word Wall on key vocabulary terms for your Civil War Unit. This resource is designed for you to create an interactive Word Wall in your classroom for key terms in US History. Research shows the benefit of Word Walls for all of your students, not just your struggling lear...
This is a comprehensive plan and resources for 2 weeks of a US History STAAR review. If you do not have two weeks, you can choose the review activities that support a majority of the test (Constitution, Industrial Revolution), review thematically (people of US History, eras of US History), or that y...
Are you looking for a fun way to teach the War of 1812? Engage your students in with a reading activity, Mini-Doodle Note Booklet and primary source analysis. Avoid the lecture – let students learn for themselves as they create their own booklet over the War of 1812.
Are your students struggling with the Principles of Government! Try a new resource that includes Word Wall terms, a reading, Doodle Notes to complete, and several games. Use the Word Wall terms to pre-teach the vocabulary. The anticipation guide on "How Well Do You Know Your
Hexagonal Thinking is a fun review game using hexagons to show key relationships between events, people, places and vocabulary terms. In this resource, students are challenged to place cards representing key ideas from the Constitution Era in a way that shows the relationship between different parts...
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