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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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Who is the President?

Armstrong, Amanda
  • Lesson Plan
  • Pre K-2
  • Civics and Government, History
  • Common Core
  • Executive, Flag, Leader, President, United States
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Where We Are In Place and Time: The Role of Primary Sources in an IB Unit

Sutton, Megan
  • PD Plan
  • 3-5
  • English/Language Arts, History
  • 21st Century Learner, ISTE
  • Agriculture, Discovery, Dorothea, Drought, Dust Bowl, Farm, Home, Inquiry, Journey, Lange, Migration, Place, Story, Time
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Where Was Columbus?

Cashell, Melissa; Thornton, Amy
  • Lesson Plan
  • 6-8
  • History
  • PA State
  • Columbus, Maps, Native Americans, New World, North America, Voyage
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When The People Could Fly

Peloquin-Burns, Denise
  • PD Plan
  • 6-8
  • Arts and Music, English/Language Arts, History
  • 21st Century Learner
  • Great Depression, Flight, Fly, Harlem, People, Roaring Twenties, Story
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When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

Thistle, Gay
  • Book Backdrop
  • Pre K-2
  • English/Language Arts, History
  • Common Core
  • Astronomer, Civil War, Lincoln, Poetry, Whitman
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What's the Problem With Patents

Bergene, Julie
  • Lesson Plan
  • 9-12
  • English/Language Arts, History, Science and Technology
  • Common Core
  • Bioethics, Ethics, Laws, Innovation, Inquiry, Medical, Patent, Research, Technology
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What's In Your Pockets?

Adler, Gregory
  • PD Plan
  • 6-8
  • English/Language Arts, History
  • Common Core
  • Analysis, Inquiry, Lincoln, Pockets, Stripling
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What's a Patent, Mr. President?

Woodward, Beth
  • PD Plan
  • 6-8
  • History, Math, Science and Technology
  • Common Core, ISTE
  • Industrial, Innovation, Patent, Revolution, Technology
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What is the Truth About Pocahontas?

Storcks, Caitlin
  • Lesson Plan
  • 3-5
  • History
  • VA State Standards
  • Colonization, English, Native Americans, Pocahontas, Smith, Timeline
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What is the Importance of Play in a Child's Early Educational Development

Zettl, Ann
  • PD Plan
  • 6-8
  • 21st Century Learner, National School Library
  • Book, Child, Development, Inquiry, Learn, Leisure, Play
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Westward Expansion and the Impact on Native Americans

Kim, Ruth
  • Lesson Plan
  • 3-5
  • History
  • NCSS
  • Chief Josepf, Custer, Native American, Nez Perce, Reservations, Sitting Bull, Westward Expansion
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Wee and the Wright Brothers

Ferro, Rachel
  • Book Backdrop
  • Pre K-2
  • English/Language Arts, History
  • Common Core
  • Engineering, Flight, Technology, Wright Brothers