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Drawing History – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop middle school students’ American history knowledge and understanding. Instructional Objective: Students will pick an American history event and recreate it in their own words. Students will present their recreation/explanation to the class. Students will then take a quiz on the events explained in the presentation. Step 1: Students will become an expert on a specific event ...

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Guess the Capital – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop social studies students’ knowledge of the United States capitals. Instructional Objective: Students will identify, recall the U.S. capitals, and prepare a presentation that describes one particular capital. Step 1: Students will study the state capitals, making flashcards with the StudyBlue app. Step 2: Students will use the Google app to research two state capitals assigned to them ...

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Comparing Colonies – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop social studies students’ early American history background knowledge. Instructional Objective: Students will research Spanish, French, and English colonies in the Americas, creating both a poster on one of the colonies and a compare/contrast essay analyzing the differences between the three different American colonizers. Step 1: Students will break apart into groups of 3. Students will then ...

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World War You – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop history students’ understanding of why the U.S. became of world power, the country’s dealings in world affairs, and problems that were happening on U.S. soil between the first and second world wars. Instructional Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the cause and effect factors leading the U.S. into World War II and events of ...

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Campaign Reporter – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will expand and deepen social studies students’ understanding of the current presidential race. Instructional Objective: Students will investigate a politician’s poll projections, platforms, and political ideology. Students will synthesize their findings into an infographic. Step 1: Teachers will assign students a candidate and have them use the Frontrunner app to analyze their candidate’s polling numbers, trends, and other ...

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