Teaching us history

Discover engaging teaching ideas to help students learn and appreciate US history. Explore innovative approaches and resources to make history come alive in the classroom.
Teaching History, Teaching Tools, Teaching Learning Material, 4th Grade Social Studies, Teaching Government, Teaching Us History, 6th Grade Social Studies, Homeschool Geography, 5th Grade Social Studies

I like to keep my students guessing about they'll be doing in class each day. And, one of my favorite twists is to let my students use food as a manipulative. In particular, I like to have my students use gummy bears to create scenes that represent various topics. It may seem a little odd, but my students (even my too cool for just about anything Seniors) love this change of pace. Here are some different ways I've used gummy bears in my classes. 1. Civics - As a introduction to different…

English, World War I, American History Lessons, World War One, World History Lessons, World War, History Lesson Plans, History Teachers, High School History

Teaching World War One for the first time can seem a bit daunting, especially if you aren't provided with resources or materials. If you are new to teaching the Great War and want to be sure you're providing a well-rounded perspective with meaningful activities, I’ve got you covered! This World War One unit is comprehensive, easy to implement, and includes primary source activities to get your students out of their seats and thinking critically.

Christine Champion