This resource accompanies our Rethink 3rd Grade Science course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
Containing more than 50 articles from the award-winning Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine and over 40 lesson plans, this multidisciplinary Educator Notebook will enrich your exploration of North Carolina and American history with diverse perspectives. This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free downloadable access to the complete PDF book.
In this activity, students will take a close look at a comic book from the 1950s and 60s about nonviolence in the civil rights movement and think about ways those tips could help you today. Included in an OurStory module from Smithsonian's National Museum of American History entitled Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence, this activity is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.
In this lesson, students learn about people, important events, and natural disasters that have contributed most to influencing change in our communities.
Focus is on Benjamin Banneker, Pierre Charles La'Enfant, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Ford, Christopher Columbus and Daniel Boone. They also study local people who have changed the local community. Students consider which changes are still having the most influence in the community today.
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Students conduct interviews to learn migration stories in their own communities. Students will describe push and pull factors for their community, conduct an interview of a person in the community who migrated, and identify differences between migration stories. A list of vocabulary words is provided.
In this lesson, the class will examine primary source documents and secondary sources to answer questions about the Tuscarora War. Students will understand who was involved, what the war meant to the colonial people, and why there was a war.
This virtual field trip from Historic Bath State Site is a fun way to learn more about a kid's life in the 18th century. The field trip packet contains ,links to YouTube videos of costumed interpreters demonstrating historic activities, pre- and post-watch content for educators that provide context and engagement, and follow-up activities (games, crafts, and coloring pages). Live Q&A can be booked as part of the field trip as well.
Fort Dobbs has created a series of short videos designed to teach students about the settlement of the Northwest Carolina backcountry, the lives of the Native Americans living in and near the region of Fort Dobbs, the life of a North Carolina Provincial Soldier, and North Carolina's role during the French and Indian War. The videos are designed for teachers to use them separately to fit into their own lessons or can be grouped together by theme.
Students can learn about the Fur Trade surrounding Fort Union in Montana during the 19th Century. They will learn about the economic impact and the relations between the whites and the Native Americans.
Students learn about the Declaration of Independence and about the term “consent of the governed” as well a
its relationship to the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Students also learn about several Founding Fathers, including Benjamin Franklin, and their contributions to communities that have influenced history.
Students learn about the Declaration of Independence and the term "consent of the governed" as well as its relationship to the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Students also learn about several Founding Fathers, including Benjamin Franklin, and their contributions to communities that have influenced history.
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In this lesson, students practice using language related to chronology. They work with the histories of their own lives as well as the history of their school. They begin to learn about different sources of information.
The lesson addresses how the community is impacted by innovators like George Washington Carver. Students examine the life of George Washington Carver and other innovators including those in the local community to learn about and use problem-solving skills and imagine themselves as problem-solvers and innovators.
The lesson looks more closely at how scientific and technological innovations have changed the way people meet their needs in communities. Robert Fulton is used as an example of an innovator in this lesson that focuses on changes in transportation.
Students explore the characteristics of the physical environment of communities, including their own community, in order to describe and explain variations in the physical environment, including climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards. They also explore these characteristics to identify and compare how people in different communities adapt to the physical environment in which they live. Students also look at excerpts from the journals of Christopher Columbus, whose journeys “opened”the New World to further exploration and settlement, to see how he described the physical environment of the islands where he landed.