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Founding Fathers Show and Tell – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop students’  knowledge of U.S. history and government. Instructional Objective: Students will read primary documents instrumental to the start of U.S. government, research and analyze a founding father, and then create and present a humorous meme to the class to help students remember each founding father. Step 1: Students will read from the Federalist Papers and Constitution ...

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World War Borders – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop high school history students’ understanding of border types and country shapes using the fragmentation of Europe from 1920-present as examples. Instructional Objective: Students compare and contrast European border types and analyze the reasons for their change over time from 1920 to their current shapes. Step 1: Students will view maps of Europe from World War I, World ...

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Change Over Time – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson develops students’ ability to discern historical patterns and analyze them for meaning. Instructional Objective: Students will view a documentary about an important event from United States history and create a newspaper page about the event from the perspective of someone who witnessed it. Students will then pick a theme represented in the documentary and write a “change-over-time” analysis, ...

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Perceptual Regions World Geography – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson develops students’ understanding of perceptual regions. Instructional Objective: Students will illustrate and categorize their perceptions of the Northeast, South, West, and Midwest regions, and they will then contrast their interpretations and the states they included in each perceptual region with their peers before writing an analysis of their reasoning Step 1: Students will use the My World Atlas-Lite ...

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White House Policy – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson develops students’ historical thinking and analysis skills. Instructional Objective: Students will analyze a current event/policy being dealt with in U.S. government and report on this event/policy, connect it to a previous in U.S. history, demonstrate their understanding by creating an interactive video. Step 1: Students will use the Briefing Room section of The White House app to research ...

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