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This FREE crossword puzzle has been designed to help students connect facts, nicknames, and past events to U.S. Presidents (Washington to Biden)! Students can use your current curriculum, books and the internet to help them solve the clues or they can use My Teaching Library’s resource: US Presidents Fact Cards (All clues can be found on these fact cards)
This is a fun, challenging activity for any student or class studying U.S. Presidents, U.S. History or U.S. Government. Also, it is perfect activity for Presidents Day!
Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American woman to publish a book of poetry. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.
If you are looking for a student centered resource to help students learn and practice research skills, report writing skills, project skills, presentation skills and more this is it!
This unit is a notebooking project. It can be assigned individually or within cooperative groups. Use it within a Language Arts classroom or a Social Studies / U.S. History classroom. Very flexible and cross-curricular!
Excerpt from Paul Revere: The Torch Bearer of the Revolution
It has been Wisely said that Time must lay a finger on events to make them into history. The further away we stand from certain pictures, the more distinct they appear. The events we read of in today’s newspaper are not history, but twenty years, or fifty, or a century hence, our descendants will pore over the musty, dusty files, and history will be born.Paul Revere never imagined that he was living in an epoch – making period; yet the story of his eventful life holds a fascination of its own, appealing strongly to the interest of readers, old and young. He stood for so much in the history of our country in those stirring Revolutionary times, that we cannot lightly pass over the many services he rendered to the cause of Liberty.
David “Davy” Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier”.
About the Author: John Alexander Hill was a co-founder of the McGraw-Hill Book Company, the predecessor corporation of today’s McGraw-Hill Education
Table of Contents
An Engineer’s Christmas Story …7
The Clean Man and the Dirty Angels …27
Jim Wainwright’s Kid… 45
A Peg-legged Romance… 75
My Lady of the Eyes… 97
Some Freaks of Fate… 151
Mormon Joe, the Robber… 191
A Midsummer Night’s Trip… 227
The Polar Zone… 253
$3.00Buy NowMercy Otis Warren was an American poet, dramatist, and historian whose proximity to political leaders and critical national events gives particular value to her writing on the American Revolutionary period. She is considered by some to be the first American woman to write primarily for the public rather than for herself.Here is a student-centered unit to aid students in researching and reporting about her. Who was she? What did she write? How did she influence U.S. History?This unit is a notebooking project. It can be assigned individually or within cooperative groups. Use it to help students learn and practice research skills, report writing skills, project skills, presentation skills and more. Use it within a Language Arts classroom or a Social Studies / U.S. History classroom. Very flexible and cross-curricular!
This is a downloadable copy of the book.
About the book: Barton’s 1904 book “A Story of the Red Cross: Glimpses of Field Work,” recounts the work performed by the Society under her direction.
About the Author: Clara Barton (1821 – 1912) was a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and patent clerk. Nursing education was not very formalized at that time and Clara did not attend nursing school, so she provided self-taught nursing care.
This is a historic book originally published in 1877. It would be best used by High School students.
This 42 page book is a biography of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings.
Whether it is an election year or not, if you are studying the U.S. Electoral College, this is a great resource for your classroom.
Suggestions for Use:
* If it is an election year, you can assign it for students to complete on election night.
* Not an election year? You can still use it! Simply assign students to complete the assignment for a specific presidential election.
* Study a variety of past presidential elections in U.S. History and how the electoral college voted! This would be a wonderful cooperative groups activity where each group completed (and reported their findings) on a different election.
Story-line: The story is about an adolescent drummer boy named George Knight and his dog Waggie during the Civil War. Together this pair joins a group of Union soldiers who make their way deep into southern territory, as spies, to overtake and steal a train. Their intent is to drive the train north, burning railroad bridges on their way back to their own lines. The story addresses courage, honor, dignity between combatants, and ends with a nation re-united.Written in 1902.
It is based on a true story, that journalizes the penetration, techniques of survival, attack, escape and evasion, and the complete details of the raid. (Suggested for 7th-12th Grades)
Students should understand the significance of a terrible day in American history, September 11th, 2001, otherwise known as 911. This resource has been designed to , and . This can be used as a standalone mini-lesson or as part of your own curriculum. (Designed for 7th-10th grades)
A book of stories of escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad. The stories themselves are written by the escaping slaves, bounty hunters, etc in the form of letters and correspondence. It is heartbreaking to read and uplifting at the same time. It is a worthwhile read for anyone who is acquainted with the Underground Railroad or who wants to get the story from the point of view of those who are not necessarily in the history books.
This is a large download (800+ pages)
Mary Rowlandson was a British American colonial author who wrote one of the first 17th-century captivity narratives, in which she told of her capture by Native Americans, revealing both elements of Native American life and of Puritan-Indian conflicts in early New England.
Here is a student-centered unit to aid students in researching and reporting about her. Who was she? What did her writings reveal? How did she influence U.S. History?
This unit is a notebooking project. It can be assigned individually or within cooperative groups. Use it to help students learn and practice research skills, report writing skills, project skills, presentation skills and more. Use it within a Language Arts classroom or a Social Studies / U.S. History classroom. Very flexible and cross-curricular!
High School American History 1 – Teacher’s Guide with Keys
Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott; its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities.
If you are looking for a student centered resource to help students learn and practice research skills, report writing skills, project skills, presentation skills and more. Use it within a Language Arts classroom or a Social Studies / U.S. History classroom. Very flexible and cross-curricular!
Studying the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln? Wanting your students to develop their ability to research, organize, write and create a complete project? This interactive, hands on, resource is one that can be used in Social Studies, History and Language Arts classes and is designed to be either teacher led or student centered – whichever you prefer! This project resource can be assigned individually or to cooperative groups. You can give students as much latitude as you want – or – you can be very deliberate in what and how you assign students to use the pages.
- Sojourner Truth
- Frederick Douglass
- Harriet Tubman
- Dred Scott
- Barack Obama
- Booker T Washington
- Thurgood Marshall
- Rosa Parks
- Maya Angelou
- – Creating a Notebooking Project Instructions
- – Supplies Needed List
- – Evaluation Worksheet
- – Assignment Worksheet
- – Several Generic Student Project Pages to use for organization, research, brainstorming, etc.
- – Sources worksheet