A true tale of murder in the vast, and mysterious, Okefenokee Swamp located in southeastern Georgia. Its harsh environment invited not only hardy settlers, but those seeking asylum from the law.
A young and growing United States suffered a near separation that changed many lives, and not always for the better.
It was 150 years ago that the Civil War ravaged the United States. One particularly dark memory is the thousands that died at Andersonville Prison. These photos show it as it is today.
This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Westward Expansion and Pioneers. Pan for "gold," bake Gold Rush Sourdough Biscuits, race to deliver mail on the Pony Express, build the Transcontinental Railroad out of craft sticks, and more! My lessons are geared toward 3rd-4th grade level...
Here are some interesting facts about Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America and one of the country's founding fathers and author of the Declaration of Independence.
Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and step-mother in 1892. No one else was ever charged. If Lizzie didn't commit this heinous crime, who did?
What ever happened to that fabled wooden ship that carried the Pilgrims from England to the new world? Nobody really knows.
Representative Democracy began in North America with the Iroquois Confederation many centuries ago. It continues, but history has eroded - wait until you see who was really at the First Thanksgiving!
Flappers in America's 1920's were young women who flaunted their disdain for the status quo. They were brash and daring, wore lots of make-up and short skirts. They were the face of the new American woman.They could vote. They smoked, they danced...
My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for our students ("high-risk" with poor reading skills). After teaching American history to 8th graders for a few years, I've developed this webpage in the hopes that it...