Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution-- Could definitely be used for the Civil War unit or other units. One idea- assign each student an event to research. Have them copy their foot on a piece of paper and then use the feet to form a timeline.

Trace the

Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution-- Could definitely be used for the Civil War unit or other units. One idea- assign each student an event to research. Have them copy their foot on a piece of paper and then use the feet to form a timeline.

Here are some great ways to teach many common core standards through Social Studies inquiry circles. A great way to do research projects in the classroom!

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

Here are some great ways to teach many common core standards through Social Studies inquiry circles. A great way to do research projects in the classroom!

Scholastic's Underground Railroad activity homepage! This has printable minibooks, reader's theater, and lots of great links!

Scholastic's Underground Railroad activity homepage! This has printable minibooks, reader's theater, and lots of great links!

Freebie from The Pensive Sloth.  Add a PBL to your Civil War unit with the Civil War Museum Project.  Appropriate for 5th through 8th grade social studies and history classes.

Freebie from The Pensive Sloth. Add a PBL to your Civil War unit with the Civil War Museum Project. Appropriate for 5th through 8th grade social studies and history classes.

Inventor anchor chart.  Would be a great small group activity.  Assign one inventor to each group.  Have them list the name of the inventor, date of the invention, 3 facts about the inventor, and how the invention helps us.  Could also include a journal entry by having students in each group write about what it would be like if we didn't have the invention today.

Inventor anchor chart. Would be a great small group activity. Assign one inventor to each group. Have them list the name of the inventor, date of the invention, 3 facts about the inventor, and how the invention helps us. Could also include a journal entry by having students in each group write about what it would be like if we didn't have the invention today.

GIVES A DESCRIPTION OF SOME DATA COLLECTED OF THE CIVIL WAR. THE DEATH TOLL IS ALMOST EQUAL TO THAT OF THE 11 US WARS COMBINED.

GIVES A DESCRIPTION OF SOME DATA COLLECTED OF THE CIVIL WAR. THE DEATH TOLL IS ALMOST EQUAL TO THAT OF THE 11 US WARS COMBINED.

Nice worksheet to help students understand and visualize the important inventions of the Industrial Revolution.

Inventions of the Industrial Revolution Worksheet

Nice worksheet to help students understand and visualize the important inventions of the Industrial Revolution.

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