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...
The Manhattan Project needed tons of silver to produce the uranium to make an atomic bomb. The Treasury loaned about 28 million pounds of silver to the project and got every bit of it back in the end.
The American Revolutionary War began with the Boston Campaign, 1774 - 1776.
Article 3 in American Civil War Life: The Union's Path To War
Need some help with your American History lessons? Take a peek at my lesson plans and ideas. Need some help with your American History lessons? Take a peek at my lesson plans and ideas. My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or...
Rudabaugh was a notorious cattle rustler, stagecoach and train robber during the 1870s and 80s. He was known to have ridden with the infamous “Billy the Kid” and some say, the only man Billy ever feared.
Article 9: Idle Hands - Off Duty, Part II
Was slavery in the Americas as bad as it has been historically portrayed? What other types of labor did slaves perform other than picking cotton on Georgia's huge antebellum plantations? This article examines some other common slave duties on some of the most famous early slave plantations in the...
The first rebellion in the American colonies began with an uprising led by Nathaniel Bacon in 1676. The fragile peace between the settlers and the Indian tribes was shattered due to Bacon's Rebellion.
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches ever given. Would we remember it if it had been shorter?... or longer??