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Lesson plans and resources for Ohio social studies Grade 6 through Grade 8.
Overview: Islam and West Africa (ORC#: 14303)
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress offers this primary resource analysis tool, which provides worksheets to guide students in analyzing documents, political cartoons, images etc.
The Constitution of the United States of America: Freedom is Calling - Explore It (ORC#: 15632)
This National Constitution Center resource provides the original texts of the U.S. Constitution, inlcuding the Bill of rights and is searchable by article, amendment or issue. Each entry includes the full text, an interpretation of that text by the Annenberg Classroom and a list of lesson plans and other related resources.
Empires of West Africa and Asia
Resources about the growth of these empires as commercial and cultural centers along trade routes.
The End of Europe's Middle Ages: The Ottoman Turks (ORC#: 14291)
West African Kingdoms (ORC#: 14302)
Lesson Plan: A Golden Age: Three West African Empires
Resources for US. Studies from 1492-1877
Historical Scene Investigation: The U.S. Constitution: "I Smell a Rat" (ORC#: 15935)
In this activity, students explore reasons that some people opposed the Constitution during the ratification process and consider the need for the Bill of Rights.
Historical Scene Investigation: Antonio a Slave (ORC#: 15936)
Students follow the life of Anthony Johnson, formerly listed as “Antonio a Negro” in the Jamestown Colony censuses of 1620.
Lewis & Clark's Expedition to the Complex West (ORC#: 15689)
Students will explore and understand that disparate parties were involved in the exploration and settling of the United States west of the Mississippi River. Primary source documents included in this activity
Songs of Cabin and Field (ORC#: 14542)
African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar wrote the lyrics for "The Deserted Plantation" as part of his 1899 volume of poetry titled Poems of Cabin and Field. Mrs. Evelyn McCue Wright of Cleveland wrote music for the poem and published it in 1903. Many of Dunbar's poems depict experiences of African Americans living under the institution of slavery. Analyzing this primary documents will encourage the use of higher order thinking skills. To see song lyrics the user will need to select "view image and text". (author,vm)
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