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Cesar Chavez Bio-Posters: A Problem-based Activity

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Description: The principal has asked your class to supply the biography posters on C sar Ch vez that have been requested by the Chamber of Commerce. Because your school will be recognized through this display, you will need to use your best research, writing and layout skills. You must also follow all directions carefully so that each bio-poster is in a standard format. Standard 3.4.6 This is also a great activity for Cesar Chavez Day.

Author: Margaret Hill, History-Social Science Coordinator

Lesson ID: 197

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

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

Women in the American Revolution

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Description: Everyone's heard of Paul Revere, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Peyton Randolph, but who knows about Molly Pitcher, Penelope Barker, Esther Reed, or Patience Wright? Well, if you haven't, you've come to the right place. Not all of them picked up muskets. Some chose to fight with an arrow or a cannon. Others chose a pen, a needle, a pitchfork, sculpting tools, or an apron. Some of these women fought up close. One contributed from thousands of miles away. But, if it weren't for these women, we might be singing "My Country Tis of Thee" with its original lyrics. Enter this Virtual Museum at your own risk - you might learn something. Standards 3.4.6 and 5.6.3.

Author: Carl Zitek, Sunnyslope Elementary School

Lesson ID: 1279

Ben and Me

Description: Students will visit the site "Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man" and learn about his long life and varied talents. They will explore links to information about his fame as a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician and an economist. Students will select four areas of his life to investigate and draw a cluster to record their findings. Standards 3.4.6 and 5.5.4

Author: Linda Scott, SCORE Language Arts

Lesson ID: 134

Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Description: When visiting the recommended website in this lesson, students learn about the Underground Railroad and "walk in the shoes" of an escaping slave. Using the picture book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, students create a problems/solutions/ events chart to help them understand the relationships between Clara's problems and how she solves them. Similar to Clara's map that shows the path north to freedom, students create their own map designing a key, a compass, and landmarks surrounding their home and school. Standards 1.1.2, and 3.4.6

Author: Sue Ann Miller, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Lesson ID: 359

Just Like Abraham Lincoln - Classroom Activities

Description: Using Bernard Waber's book Just Like Abraham Lincoln, students explore other print resources and the web to create a book of facts about Lincoln to compare everyday life during his childhood with their own lives. One of the activities is to explore a virtual classroom visit to Lincoln's childhood home in Lincoln City, Indiana. Standards K.3, K.6.0, K.6.2, 1.4.3 and 3.4.6

Author: Tammy Payton, Loogootee Community Schools

Lesson ID: 613

Liberty News

Description: Download this software to create your own colonial newspaper in Benjamin Franklin's shop by selecting Liberty News from the navigation bar. There are three easy layouts and an opportunity to edit the stories to make them your own. The final product looks like a real newspaper. Standards 1.3.3, 3.4.3, 3.4.6, and 5.5.4

Author: Liberty kids, Corporation for Public Broadsasting

Lesson ID: 658

Looking at a National Treasure: George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

Description: Explain the definition of a portrait, and then study a web reproduction of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington. Identify the visual clues that the artist included in the portrait about the nature of Washington and his presidency. Compare this reproduction portrait to other images of Washington (such as found on the dollar bill) and discuss the importance of portraits as visual records and historical documents. Standards 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 8.3.0

Author: National Portrait Gallery

Lesson ID: 676

Midnight Ride - A Paul Revere Virtual Museum*welcome.html

Description: As you travel through this virtual museum, read the famous poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and make a class presentation. Find out what REALLY happened on the Midnight Ride and compare the two versions to separate fact from fiction. Explore North Boston on an interactive map. Visit Paul Revere's House and make a scale model! Travel with Paul across Boston Harbor to Medford and Concord. Complete a guided drawing lesson of the Somerset, the British Man-of-War. Write a journal entry about your Midnight Ride. Hear the music that Paul Revere and other colonists sang and listened to during the Revolutionary War. Standards 3.4.6, 5.5.4 and 5.6.1

Author: Kimberly Hamilton, Finney Elementary School

Lesson ID: 717

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