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Teach History with Me: 5 Ideas for Teaching the Civil War

Get your upper elementary students excited about history! Here are five ideas for teaching your 5th through 8th grade students about the...

Effects of the Civil War | Worksheet | Education.com

A nonfiction passage and some essay questions help students understand the effects of the Civil War in this American history worksheet.

Underground Railroad Map | Worksheet | Education.com

Board the Underground Railroad and learn a little bit about what life was like for the brave passengers.

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How to Plan a DIY Escape Room Adventure for Kids | The Family Backpack

A DIY Escape room helps kids foster a love of travel and culture. Follow our 10 steps on how to create an escape room for your kids.

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How to Make American History Interesting for Kids

Wondering how to make American history interesting for kids and enjoyable as well? Here are sure-fire secrets to bringing history to life for tweens.

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Teaching History Through Movies

Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing

FREEBIE! Civil War Battles Activities

Help your students prepare for new Common Core social studies tests, like TNReady, with this FREE product. Students will identify the location, chronological order, and outcome of 12 major battles or events of the Civil War, including: Fort Sumter, First Battle of Bull Run, Fort Henry and Donelson, ...

Gettysburg Address | Context Clues Worksheets for High School

In this worksheet, your student will use context clues as a way to discover the meaning of words.

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Secession of the South Lesson Plan and Activities

This fantastic lesson plan allows your students to analyze different primary sources related to Southern states seceding from the Union prior to the Civil War. The activity is very easily adaptable for different grade levels and students. It can be done individually or in small groups with students working together to analyze the printed copies. You can also do the activity digitally through included Google Docs version! The complete lesson plan includes all of the following : A 2-page…

Journey Though the Civil War Narrative Interactive Google Slides Engaging

This is a Google Slides interactive experience that guides students through the major battles of the Civil War. Students follow a soldier's journey to each of the major battles, and write a third person narrative about the soldier's experience from the perspective of a "junior historian" with the N...

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Thinking like a historian in the elementary classroom

It’s day two of the Best Practices conference. I love this sort of stuff – the conference isn’t that big but that just means a lot more conversation and working together. So we al…

Examples of Going West Journals | Rockin Resources

Not only are the covers of these journals creative, but my students’ writing blew me away! They really jumped into the 1840’s and wrote with incredible feelings. I actually found myself smiling, laughing, and even tearing up while reading them. They know how to touch my heart! FIRST Start off with a read aloud...

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The Underground Railroad Teaching Guide | Scholastic

Introduce and use the activity in your classroom with lesson resources, curriculum connections, extension activities, and more.

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Civil War Project

Are you looking for a unique type of Civil War assessment? This project contains a list of 15 hands-on project ideas to bring the Civil War to life! Activities for all types of learning styles and learners are included. There is also a short written response for all options and a presentation. Have ...