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Lesson Plans - History

Using Historical Fiction to Learn About the Civil War

This lesson uses the book Meet Addy by Connie Porter to teach the characteristics of historical fiction, making inferences and using visualization, and Civil War history.

Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

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.

Stars and Stripes Forever: Flag Facts for Flag Day

After completing the lessons in this unit, students will be able to:

* Tell what a symbol is and give examples of a symbol, such as the American flag.

Our Flag Throughout History

Students create a timeline of the history of the flag, which serves as a quick visual reference point for discussions of history as well as an interactive learning tool.

Peace Pledge

I used this lesson with my children after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01. We are an upstate community of New York and have been hard hit by these horrific events. My students needed some type of pro-active activity to help them cope.