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Ideas, Activities, and Plans

Lesson Plans, Units, PD Plans, Activities, and Book Backdrops to engage and empower your students.
This vetted searchable database of teacher-created resources is your source of inspiration for primary source driven teaching across the curriculum.

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You Can't Play (Integration of Baseball)

Arbogast, Robi; Glenn, Brandon; Red-Horse, Rachel
  • Unit
  • Pre K-2
  • Cultural Studies, English/Language Arts, History
  • Common Core, PA State
  • Baseball, Brooklyn Dodgers, Civil Rights, Equality, Little League, Negro Leagues, Robinson, Segregation, Women
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Types of Propaganda: WWI or The Great War

Black, Tracy
  • PD Plan
  • 9-12
  • English/Language Arts, History
  • 21st Century Learner, ISTE, Learning Forward
  • Propaganda, World War I, WWI
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World War I Armistice

Magyar, Casey
  • Unit
  • 9-12
  • History
  • PA State
  • Conflict, Isolationism, Military, Music, Newspaper, Propaganda, Soldier, Speech, Technology, United States, World War I, WWI
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Women's Suffrage

Bowlen, Krystal; Isgan, Juliann
  • Unit
  • 6-8
  • History
  • PA State
  • 19th Amendment, Equality, Paul, Suffragette, Suffragist, Voting, Women's Suffrage
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Woman's Suffrage

Valentino, Maranda
  • Unit
  • 9-12
  • Cultural Studies, History
  • PA State
  • 19th Amendment, Civil Disobedience, Convention, Declaration of Sentiments, Hunger Strike, Seneca Falls, Stanton, Vote, Woman's Suffrage
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What Were the Major Events that led to Tension that Caused the American Civil War?

Irwin, Maddie
  • Primary Source Set
  • 3-5
  • History
  • Common Core, NCSS
  • 19th Century, Civil War, Sectionalism, Slavery, States Rights
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What Was She Thinking?

TPS
  • Primary Source Starter Activity
  • 9-12
  • Cultural Studies, History
  • Common Core, NCSS
  • 19th Amendment, Gender, National Association, New York, Opposed, Suffrage, Suffragette, Woman, Women's Rights Movement
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What Impact did Civil Rights (Segregation) Have on the Current Education System?

Mitchell, Lakisha
  • Primary Source Set
  • 6-8
  • History
  • Common Core, NCSS
  • Civil Rights, Disobedience, Education, Little Rock, School, Segregation, Youth
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Using Primary Sources in Argumentative Writing

Crouse, Courtney
  • PD Plan
  • 6-8
  • English/Language Arts, History
  • ISTE Standards
  • Argument, Atomic Bomb, Japanese, Roosevelt, Truman, World War II, Writing, WWII
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Twenties Style

Dean, Asha; Thornton, Amy
  • Unit
  • 6-8
  • Cultural Studies, History
  • PA State
  • Charleston, Clothing, Culture, Dance, Fashion, Flapper, Roaring Twenties, Style
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Scott's Great Snake and Beyond

TPS
  • Activity
  • 9-12
  • History
  • NCSS
  • Abolition, Civil War, Freedom, Lincoln, Point of View, PSSA, Scott, Slavery
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Scene Investigation: The New Boy, January 1, 1905

TPS
  • Primary Source Starter Activity
  • 9-12
  • History
  • Common Core, NCSS
  • Magazine, Nankivell, New Year, PSSA, Puck