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American History Teacher Resources

Study the people, politics, and events that comprise America's rich history – from colonial times to the twenty-first century – using the teaching resources below. You will find American Revolution printables, Civil War lesson plans, presidential quizzes, suffrage references, and much more! Native-American crafts, patriotic songs, reading passages, and stock market activities make it easy to incorporate U.S. history across your curriculum.

Educational Videos

George Washington – Videos & Activities
Abraham Lincoln – Videos & Activities
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities
Veterans Day Videos & Activities
Women's History Videos & Activities
History of Thanksgiving

Slideshows

Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
WWII Printables Slideshow
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Favorite Columbus Day Activities Slideshow
Favorite July 4th Activities Slideshow
Birth of America Printables Slideshow
Virtual Field Trip of Underground Railroad in New Bedford, MA

Printables for Grades K-2

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
A Timeline of Events
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
The Trail of Tears
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
More Popular American History Printables

Printables for Grades 3 & 4

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Citizenship Test
Ellis Island
World War II Reading Warm-Up: Pearl Harbor
Learn About the California Gold Rush
The Bill of Rights
Betsy Ross Little Book
More Popular American History Printables

Printables for Grades 5-8

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Earth Day Activities
Events in the Vietnam War
The King's M & M's: The Stamp Act
Ellis Island
The American Revolution Crossword
More Popular American History Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Citizenship Test I
U.S. Constitution Quiz: Amendments 1-10
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
Citizenship Test II
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
Forge Discussion Guide
More Popular American History Printables

Lesson Plans

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Paper Weavings
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
The Underground Railroad
Is It Constitutional?
More Popular American History Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Early America Quiz
Native Americans Quiz
Asian-American History Quiz
American Colonies Quiz
The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Anasazi and Plains Indians Quiz
All About Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
More American History Quizzes

Bulletin Board Ideas

American Flag Bulletin Board

Educational Technology Resources

Life on the Prairie
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Life on the Prairie Worksheet
Lessons from History
Colonial American Gazette
More Educational Technology for American History

Puzzles & Games

17th-Century Pastimes and Sports
The Blue and the Gray
The Shot Heard 'Round the World
The Liberty Bell: Connect the Dots
Encyclopedia Brown Activity Kit
Olympic Games and Politics
Pilgrim Dot-to-Dot
More American History Puzzles & Games

References

Remembering the Day of Infamy
1920's Written and Oral Report Ideas
Origin of U.S. State Names
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Kids at Work
Just Where Was Columbus?
Ten Largest Oil Spills in the U.S.
More Popular American History References

Art & American History Connected

Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Paper Weavings
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
Designing a Quilt Pattern
What Was a One-Room Schoolhouse?
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
The Liberty Bell
More American History Art Activities

Music, Drama, & American History Connected

"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Patriotic Poems and Songs
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll
Woodstock Music Festival
The Star-Spangled Banner II
The Star-Spangled Banner I
More Music & Drama Activities for American History

Mathematics & American History Connected

Understanding the Stock Market
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Columbus Day - Four Voyages
Constitutionally Correct
Patriotic Holidays
Quotations by Famous Presidents
Bank Information
More American History Activities for Math Class

Science & American History Connected

The Mystery of DNA
Disaster in the Air: Challenger Space Shuttle
Learn About Johnny Appleseed
The Gold Rush Reading Warm-Up
Farmers and the Dust Bowl
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
Invention of the Cotton Gin: A Reading Warm-Up
More American History Activities for Science Class

Literature Resources for U.S. History

The Crucible
Ellis Island
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Readers Theater Script: Little House on the Prairie
Jean Fritz's American History Books
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Protesting Vietnam
Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
More Popular Literature Resources for U.S. History

U.S. History Activities for Language Arts

Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The American Civil War
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
Immigration Reading Warm-Up: Ellis Island
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Sacagawea Biography
Boston Tea Party Reading Warm-Up
More Popular U.S. History Activities for Language Arts

Black History Month Resources

The Civil Rights Movement
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
The Underground Railroad
Slavery in the United States Little Book
George Washington Carver Little Book
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Native-American History Resources

Learn About Pocahontas
Native American Life
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Sacagawea
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Priscilla and the Hollyhocks Activity & Discussion Guide
Readers Theater Script: Zia
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

U.S. Women's History Resources

Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Readers Theater Script: Little House on the Prairie
Women and World War II
First Lady of the Air: Amelia Earhart
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

Colonial Times in America

Learn About Paul Revere
The Pilgrim Story
Paper Weavings
The Boston Tea Party Little Book
Pilgrim Fact Cards
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
My Brother Sam Is Dead
More Colonial America

American Revolution Resources

Betsy Ross Biography: Reading Warm-Up for Grades 1 & 2
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Jean Fritz's American History Books
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Boston Tea Party
Articles of Confederation
More Popular American Revolution Resources

Constitutional History

"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Election Teaching Resources
Is It Constitutional?
Consensus & The Articles of Confederation
The Nineteenth Amendment
Iroquois Confederacy: Seed for the U.S. Constitution
Amendments to the Constitution: Voting
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

U.S. Civil War Resources

Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
A Classroom Divided
The Underground Railroad
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Across Five Aprils Discussion Guide
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: The Gettysburg Address
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

Twentieth-Century American History

Chronology of World War II
The Navajo Code Talkers
The Mystery of DNA
About the Great Depression
Invention of the Cell Phone: A Reading Warm-Up
The Life and Accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Struggle Against Segregation
More Twentieth Century – Teacher Resources

American History Biographies

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Learn About Lewis and Clark
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Jean Fritz's American History Books
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
Daniel Boone Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Biographies – Teacher Resources

U.S. Speeches & Addresses

The Gettysburg Address Reading Warm-Up
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address
Sojourner Truth - Biography
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Harry Truman's Executive Order: 9981
Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
More U.S. Speeches & Addresses

U.S. Monuments & Landmarks

The Statue of Liberty's History
The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
The Mount Rushmore Story
Statue of Liberty Activities
The Golden Gate Bridge
Monumental Bingo
Maya Lin
More U.S. Monuments & Landmarks

Historic U.S. Buildings & Sites

Communities: Past and Present
Historical Sites Project
Old South Meeting House
Site of the Boston Massacre
Emancipation Group
Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet
Old Sturbridge Village Checklist
More Historic U.S. Buildings & Sites

Government Resources for U.S. History

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
Is It Constitutional?
Jean Fritz's American History Books
Know the Presidents
Davy Crockett Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
More Popular Government Resources for U.S. History

History Resources for U.S. Elections

Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Sojourner Truth
Susan B. Anthony
Election Facts and Figures: 1990s
A Teacher's Guide for Vote!
Vote! Discussion Guide
History of Presidential Inaugurations
More Popular History Resources for Elections

U.S. History Activities for Presidents' Day

Jean Fritz's American History Books
Patriotic Word Search
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
Lincoln Wordsearch
Theodore Roosevelt
James Earl Carter, Jr.
George Washington: Father of Our Country
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History

U.S. History Activities for Memorial Day

The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
Three Famous Americans in the Civil War
National Cemeteries
Patriotic Songs
American Patriotic Pencil Wrap
More U.S. History Activities for Memorial Day

Independence Day History Resources

The Declaration of Independence Little Book
The Declaration of Independence: The First 182 Words
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence Quiz
If the Declaration of Independence Kept a Diary
More Popular Independence Day History Resources

U.S. History Resources for Veterans Day

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
Patriotic Songs
The Selective Service System
American Patriotic Pencil Wrap
More Popular Veterans Day Resources for History

Physical Education & American History Connected

The Sultan of Swat: Babe Ruth
Olympic Star: Jesse Owens Biography and Activities
Baseball Greats
Jim Thorpe, Olympic Athlete
The All-Female League
The History of Baseball
Althea Gibson's Story
More Popular History Resources for Physical Education

Additional American History Resources

Asian-Pacific-American History Teacher Resources
Explorers – Teacher Resources
Popular Creative Writing Activities for History
Popular Geography Resources for History Class
Popular Historical Fiction Resources
Popular States Resources for History Class
U.S. Presidency Resources
U.S. Presidents' Biographies
Virtual Field Trip: Black History in Boston
World War I Teacher Resources
World War II Teacher Resources

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