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U.S. History - 8th Grade

Zinn Education Project: Lesson plans and resources for American History

SMARTBoard Music Lesson: The Star Spangled Banner 2012. There are many options for your lessons and enough material to cover several class times/ levels.

FREE ANIMATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR MAPS~ If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good animation is worth ten thousand. After reading book after book about the Revolutionary War and finding only complicated maps with dotted lines and dashed lines crisscrossing the pages, the folks at this site decided to depict the key naval and land battles using animation technology.

A comprehensive, dynamic and clear bundle covering the Revolutionary War, the Inter-War Period and the Civil War. Included: - Three thematic activities packages (24 pages) - Visually appealing ppt. lectures (5) - Two research essay guides (Revolutionary War and Civil War) - One project (Inter-War Period) - One Discussion (War of 1812)

Northwest Ordinance~ Map, infographic, and questions to help student explore this historical law.

This excellent activity uses 4 websites to help your students better understand the causes, events, and outcomes of the War of 1812. Each website is unique and includes great animated videos, primary sources, historic videos, and simple text to tell the story of Impressment of US sailors, Uncle Sam, Tecumseh, and more. This is a great way to include technology into your class in a structured manner that will help students explore good, trustworthy websites about America's first war!

Beautiful PowerPoint on the Causes and Effects of War of 1812! Includes fantastic visuals and notes on every aspect or the war!

PEOPLE IN HISTORY USING QR CODES (REVERE, BETHUNE, CHAVEZ, KELLER, SB ANTHONY) - 3rd - 5th $ Great for centers and early finishers. Such a fun way to learn with differentiation for students using technology! A lot of QR Codes for the money!

Ultimate List of Early US History Resources - includes links to FREE LESSONS

History of the Star Spangled Banner

Loving those history jokes lol

Articles of Confederation Activities

Experience the Civil War through newspaper reports as if it was happening today. Great app.

Cooperative learning timelines on the American Revolution. Great activity for your Revolutionary War unit!

Use speech bubbles on famous paintings to get students thinking/writing! l LOVE this idea!

“The Gettysburg Tweet" I just had a conversation with my English students that their papers should NOT look like a text message. Wish I would've had this as a visual!

This Wizard of Oz Characters and the Populist Party Worksheet has students matching characters from the film to what they learned about the Populist era!

NEWLY UPDATED and IMPROVED! This fantastic, time-saving bundle includes 22 resources to engage students in a complete unit on the early American colonies! Every day is meticulously planned out with multiple resources for almost 3 weeks! Includes PowerPoints, projects, Common Core resources, a test, and more!

Crash Course - The Atlantic Slave Trade -- In which John Green teaches you about one of the least funny subjects in history: slavery. John investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at the idea that people could own other people based on skin color.

Crime Scene in the Classroom!!!! Boston Massacre CSI for students to investigate primary sources and support their claims with evidence. Too much fun!!!!