Wall Street Journal interactive that allows students to research and explore 100 ways in which WW1 continues to leave a lasting impact.
6th Grade Social Studies Resources
This collection contains highly recommended sixth-grade Social Studies lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library.
This inquiry focuses on Mesopotamia and represents just a slice of what students should learn about the development of agriculture and the establishment of human civilization, so additional inquiries may be needed to fully represent the key idea.
This detailed lesson plan (33 pages) allows students to critically examine how individuals shape history. They play a game, discuss, vote, interact, examine bias, and evaluate ideas of others.
Students investigate the question "what are American ideals" through a matching activity. Requires teacher prep to cut cards. Includes a full lesson, warm-up, game procedures, and assessment and reflection.
This is a large pdf unit designed to have students explore the ever changing and comples roles women played during WW1. Cross curricular--supports literacy standards.
Students analyze a letter written by Jackie Robinson to the White House in 1972. Students are guided to understand that racial equality still had not been achieved during this time. Students analyze tone, audience and context and draw conclusions. Background about Jackie Robinson's role in the Civil Rights movement should be provided to students.
Students analyze a photograph of child laborers and make inferences about the impact of the photograph on the photographer based on the message he was trying to convey. Background information about child workers during the Progressive Era included.
By completing this inquiry, students begin to understand issues revolving around the factors that help to form a people’s identity, as well as the fluidity of defining a group within any predetermined criteria.
This course from the OER Project provides complete lessons, videos, and other resources on the rise of agriculture and early societies, expansion and interconnection among civilizations, economic changes, and so much more!
In this explainer video, students learn about the Black Death, a pandemic that swept through Europe in the 14th century. They explore the devastating effects and how the Black Death became one of the deadliest diseases in history.
Through their investigation of sources in this inquiry, students should develop an understanding of the consequences of the Black Death and an informed awareness of the importance of preparing for future diseases and possible pandemics.
This case study explores how indian boarding schools impacted thousands of Native youths and allows students to examine the effects of assimilation. Designed for High School, but easily adaptable for upper elementary or middle school. Full lesson plan included.
Students match documents with types of civil disobedience and then describe how civil disobedience has been used throughtout American history to inspire political or societal change.
This inquiry is about the historical antecedent to the Silk Road. The compelling question asks, “Did Chinese and Romans know each other?” Although this is a yes/no question, the complexity lies in between those poles. Students will likely find themselves answering “maybe” and needing to explain why.
The Cold War was less like a war and more like a rivalry—a struggle for global influence between the United States and Soviet Union. In this investigative video, students learn about the Cold War. They explore the causes and events of the Cold War, and contemplate how the Cold War shaped the world today.
Using primary resources, students analyze WW1 era posters and infer the audience, purpose, and effectiveness of trying to get Americans to conserve food during this time. Online resource. Offers discussion questions.