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Booker T. Washington - Web Museum for Young Students

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Description: Booker T. Washington was a great American. He believed that learning was the most important way to achieve success and happiness in life. Formerly enslaved, he worked to build a school so that all Americans would have the opportunity to learn. Standards K.6.2, 1.5.1 and 2.5

Author: Amy Wahe, California State University, San Bernardino

Lesson ID: 157

Heroes of the Millennium: A Problem-Based Lesson

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Description: The challenge is to discover what heroes are and how they have distinguished themselves. Delve into the fascinating lives of individuals who have shaped American History, then think about their impact. In the process, it will be necessary to differentiate between fame, celebrity, notarity and true heroism.These distinctions may help you as you grow up. The study of individuals' lives can teach us much about how to live, or not to live our own lives. Standards 2.5 and 3.4.6

Author: Lila Wills Bronson, Shuey School

Lesson ID: 497

Plymouth Plantation

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Description: After taking a virtual tour of Plimoth Plantation, you will assume the character of a child who traveled to the New World aboard the Mayflower. The child you are portraying was an actual historical person who came from England to the New World in 1620. As many Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower did, you will send letters to your friends and family back in England. In your letters, you will explain what Plimoth is like and you will advise your family back in England as to what they should bring with them when they make their journey to America. Standards 2.5 and 5.4.1

Author: Linda M. Ricchiuti - CTAP Curriculum Specialist, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Office

Lesson ID: 829

Presidents' Day Web Museum

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Description: Why do Americans have a holiday to celebrate Presidents Linclon and Washington? Find out what these famous men did and decide for yourself if we should remember their birthdays each year. Standards K.6.1, K.6.2, 1.3.2, 2.5, and 3.4.6

Author: Sheila A. Simmons, Penryn Elementary

Lesson ID: 853

Rock 'n' Roll Presidents on Mount Rushmore - A Problem-based Lesson

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Description: Over 73 years ago, a historian named Doane Robinson had a dream to build a gigantic monument in his home state of South Dakota. Robinson came upon Gutzon Borglum, a sculptor, who was ready to take on the challenge. Borglum and Robinson wanted the monument to represent the ideals of our great American nation. "The Glory of Democracy" was the theme for this great monument. Robinson and Borglum chose four American presidents to showcase the concept on which the United States was founded. "Man has a right to be free and to be happy." Standards 2.5 and 3.4.3

Author: Debbie Sawyer, Westwood Elementary

Lesson ID: 912

Abraham Lincoln: President and Leader During the Civil War

Description: This lesson supports Adler's Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. Students can choose from a wealth of activities to learn key history-social science concepts. Standards K.6.1, K.6.2, 1.3.2, and 2.5

Author: Council for Citizenship Education, Crossroads Curriculum

Lesson ID: 18

Famous People - Mary Seacole

Description: This is a simple online narrated powerpoint on Mary Seacole's life as a nurse during the Crimean War. The easy text may be read by some and narrated to others. There is a brief history game at the end. Standard 2.5

Author: BBC History for Kids

Lesson ID: 1557

George Washington's Portrait for Kids

Description: You will become an expert on the tools that portrait artists use to convey a perspective about the subject of their portrait. Using Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington you will follow the clues and help solve a mystery for the National Portrait Gallery. Using your noggin and a special spyglass tool, you?ll uncover hidden layers of the painting and learn fascinating facts about the portrait along the way. Let the sleuthing begin! To have the most fun with this activity, you?ll need the Macromedia Flash Player installed on your computer, but a slightly less snappy version is also available. Standards 2.5 and 5.5.4 Research Evidence and Point of View: Students Assess the Credibility of primary and secondary sources.

Author: National Portrait Gallery

Lesson ID: 1332

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark

Description: Participate in a simple online simulation with Lewis and Clark. It includes simple animations, excerpts from the actual journals, and places where you must make a decision about what to do next. You may even submit a story of one of your own adventures in exploration via e-mail. Standards 2.5 and 5.8.3

Author: National Geographic

Lesson ID: 453

Important Women in History

Description: Explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in your everyday life and learn the stories of extraordinary people from history whose achievements have touched you, directly or indirectly. There are many women in history who have had an incredible impact on our world's history. You will learn about only a few here as you create Hero Cards, make Commemorative Stamps, and complete a research project. Standard 2.5

Author: Candy Stoltz

Lesson ID: 557

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