Students will learn how some African American spirituals became necessary for exchanging secret messages among fugitive slaves for safe movement along the Underground Railroad.
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Mom to 4 amazing kids, Instructional Tech Coach, and former Social Studies teacher. Born and raised in PA, detoured through NC during my teaching, and now back in PA working as a Coach. Love my kids, husband, and Steelers! Pixton Comics is a great way for students to dive into the material while tapping into their creative side, teachers in my district love using Pixton.
Students will become familiar with the variety of reasons different groups of people chose to leave their homes and start a new life in America.
Students will identify the similarities and differences of Greek city-states: Sparta and Athens.
Students will make cause and effect connections between World War I and World War II.
Students will learn how each branch of government plays a role in making sure another branch does not become too powerful using a system of checks and balances.
Students will identify a current global issue affecting our environment and determine a method of how the issue can be solved.
Students will explore different cultural events throughout their state and learn why they are important.
Students will understand why Feudalism was developed and the social hierarchy that resulted from this political landscape.
Students will be able to compare and contrast cultural aspects of different ancient civilizations that developed around the same time.
Students will recognize and understand the impact resources have in the development and growth of their region, either locally or statewide.
Students will explore the impact of one of the four major indigenous civilizations from the Americas: Olmecs, Incas, Aztecs, or Mayas.
Students will explore different inventions and innovations during the Industrialization era and the role of these inventions in their state and/or United States.
Students will identify significant figures and understand why their state was founded and established.
Students will learn how the colonial regions; northern, middle, and southern differed economically by exploring the advantages of their locations and what they exported.
Students will recognize and understand the impact agriculture had on culture and daily life of peoples living during the Neolithic Era.
Students will explore the first colonists who settled in their community.
Students will explore ways in which citizens can participate in the democratic process in the United States.
Students will learn about the impact imperialism had on indigenous peoples and cultures from around the world.
Students will learn and explain how agriculture has impacted their state.
Students will develop an understanding of the reasons why people leave their home and begin a new life in a new place.
Students will understand how the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) maintained control over a religiously diverse group of peoples.
Students will be able to distinguish between protected rights and responsibilities as members of their community/state/country.
Students will recognize and understand the impact women had on the developing identity of the United States as it emerged from WWII as a World Leader.
Students will understand the three major economic systems and explore the pros and cons of each.
Students will identify ideologies that led to the American Revolution in a one panel comic.
Students will begin to explore the twelve gods and goddesses in Greek mythology.
Students will develop an understanding of the Bill of Rights and how it impacts their life.
Students will investigate key events during the interwar years that indirectly or directly lead to World War II.
Students will develop an understanding of how the Incas interacted with the Spanish Conquistadors.
Students will learn about discrimination, prejudice, and the attempted genocide of Jewish people during the Holocaust and the years leading up to WWII.
Students will learn about the three branches of the U.S. government and be able to differentiate between them.
Students will explore the interaction inhabitants of river valley civilizations had with their surrounding environments and how they adapted and innovated to meet their needs.
Students will learn how trade between regions contributed to advances in technology.
Students will understand the impact the transcontinental railroad had on the economy, environment, and culture of the United States.
Students will explore the historical context from which state symbols became meaningful and symbolic.