Is it a coincidence that history rhymes with mystery? Many struggling history students, especially those with standardized exams looming in their future, would say it is definitely not! The history lesson plans found here will help your students understand not just the dates and the names, but the impact that long-ago events had on life as we know it today. Interactive lesson plan ideas and modern-day parallels help keep your ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students engaged and interested in learning about historical facts and figures.
The musical that is sweeping the nation, Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton! is an explosive mix of history and music, politics and rap, duels and duets.Teach students about history and writing by comparing the three duels featured in the musical.
The engaging musical Hamilton! gives audiences new perspective on significant historical figures. This lesson plan allows students to examine the songs performed and make determinations about political personalities from the past.
With the Hamilton! craze sweeping the country, a fun way to begin practicing research skills is to use the song lyrics, many of which reference actual historical events, as an introductory way for students to practice quote support.
American involvement in the conflict in Vietnam dated back to the end of World War II. In the context of the Cold War, American strategists saw the country as a key to the stability of east Asia and to resisting the spread of communism.
This lesson plan is the fifth in a series of five on domestic happenings, trends, and events in the 1950’s. It focuses upon the efforts of African-Americans to be treated equally by both the federal and various state governments during the decade.
This lesson plan is the third in a series of five on domestic happenings, trends, and events in the 1950’s. It deals with the emergence of a genre of music that was at the time uniquely American – rock n’ roll.
The cold war was an interesting time in American history, punctuated by fear of the encroach of communism far away and at home. This lesson covers McCarthyism, the launch of Sputnik and the National Education Act.
This lesson plan is the second in a series of five on domestic happenings, trends, and events in the 1950’s. It deals with literary critics and nonconformists during the decade and their impact upon the country.
This lesson plan is the first in a series of five on domestic happenings, trends, and events in the 1950’s. It deals with the homogenization of American culture during the decade, from suburb development to McDonald’s and TV.
This lesson plan is the fifth in a series of five on America’s involvement in the second World War. It deals with the end of the war and the tremendous impact that the conflict had upon America as it moved into the latter half of the 1940’s and beyond.