American History

World History 16A American Independence

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

Powerpoint covering the settlement of America, wars fought there and their gaining of independence from England.Download this document or read it below.... Read More

Teaching Elementary History

Contributor: Melvin Burkholder | Length : 100 | File type : Audio

Why should we teach history to elementary students? Melvin encourages schools to train for competency, and discusses benchmarks for social studies learning in grades 1-6.

The Germantown Protest against Slavery

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Article

This is the text of a protest published in 1688 by four Quakers, called by Wikipedia "the first protest against African-American slavery made by a religious body in the English colonies."Download ... Read More

Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims Reading Guide

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Teaching Material

Betty's guide to Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla gives helpful background information for the teacher, and offers ideas for guiding a second-grade class through the book. Student... Read More

Helen Keller Reading Guide

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Teaching Material

Betty Yoder's reading guide for Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson includes goals, objectives, instructions, and project ideas for use with second-grade class. Betty also includes helpful vocab definit... Read More

Online Resources for Pennsylvania History

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Curricular

ExplorePAHistory.com: This site is packed with dozens of stories about Pennsylvania (arranged by topic), lesson plans for teachers (organized by historical time periods), and information about his... Read More

Similes for Sarah Noble Book Worksheet

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Teaching Material

Gap-fill exercises with five similes from The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh, along with an extension drawing activity.Download this document now or read it below.... Read More

Study Questions for Aarons Civil War

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Teaching Material

This teacher-created resource helps students offers eight questions or tasks to guide students reading Aaron's Civil War (CLP, 2011). Tasks focus on enhancing understanding and integration of the mate... Read More

Pilgrim Boy Teachers’ Guide

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Teaching Material

16 lesson plans, intended for grades 3 and 4, guide a class study of Pilgrim Boy by Matilda Nordtvedt.Download this document now or read it below.... Read More

Sign of the Beaver Teachers’ Guide

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Teaching Material

This 46-page guide to reading The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Spear guides teachers in asking discussion questions, teaching vocabulary, offering historical perspective, and growing in abil... Read More