These 8 American history titles can help your students learn more about the 1800s. Each resource complements one or more of the topics covered in A Detective’s Guide to American History: 1800-1900 but can also stand alone. From guided drawing and writing prompts to puzzles, activities, and a board game, there are lots of ways to make history fun and exciting. Explore Native American history, national parks, and much more. 286 pages total.
Draw and Explore History: Explorers, Vol. 1
The Draw and Explore History series is a great way to combine art and history. A short description of ten different explorers is given. Each is followed by a picture of the person on a grid. Next, students can do one or all of the assignments that follow. They can draw half of the image in a grid that shows the left half of the picture, half of the image in a grid that shows the right half of the picture, or the entire image on an empty grid. This makes the unit completely flexible for both left-handed and right-handed students. Ten review questions and an answer key are also included. People included are Jim Bridger; Jacques Cartier; Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle; Samuel de Champlain; John Charles Fremont; Henry Hudson; Zebulon Pike; Sir Walter Raleigh; Sacagawea; and John Smith. 31 pages total.
Native American Puzzles and Activities
Native American Puzzles and Activities is a fun resource to introduce upper elementary and middle school students to Native Americans while they complete 12 engaging puzzles such as word searches, decoding, fill-ins, math puzzles, and more. All the puzzles can be solved without the use of additional research or resources. Learn about famous Native Americans, tribes, foods, and more. An answer key is included. 32 pages total.
Native Americans of the Northeast and Southeast-Discovering American History, Level 4
Take your students deeper into the history and culture of the Iroquois, Sauk and Fox, Cherokee, and Seminole people with this history unit. Each culture is explored and illustrated. Students can learn about their ways of life, food, clothing, daily chores, and more, as well as the history of the people. A brief look at other tribes of the Northeast and Southeast regions is also included. A concluding activity challenges students to design a piece of clothing that is functional and looks nice, as they have learned the tribes studied did.
Ten review questions test reading comprehension of the material studied. An answer key is included. The unit is in black and white, however, as a bonus, nine full-color pages are also included to show students the artistry and environment of the tribes. These pages are optional and do not need to be printed. They can be displayed on a computer or other device. If working with multiple students, printing and laminating the pages is also an option so that they can be passed between students. 41 pages total.
Civil War Activities for Kids: Puzzles, Games, and Quizzes
Civil War Activities for Kids: Puzzles, Games, & Quizzes is a fun printable pack of 19 puzzles, games, and quizzes including history timelines, a Gettysburg Address fill-in, math decoding puzzles, a Venn diagram puzzle, matching, a printable board game, and more! 40 pages total.
Writing Prompts From History: Abraham Lincoln (Ages 6-10)
From his birth in a log cabin to his untimely death and various ways the nation has honored him, you can immerse your 6-10-year-olds in the life of Abraham Lincoln with Writing Prompts from History. Each volume in the 6-10-year-old version includes a short introduction to the topic studied to help your student understand the historical context of the writing prompts. Ten writing prompts follow, each on its own notebooking page. An additional ten notebooking pages are also included to help capture longer stories. Help your students start writing and exploring with these fun writing prompts and spark a story in their imagination today. 24 pages total. A set of more advanced writing prompts about Abraham Lincoln can be found in the Writing Prompts from History 10-14-year-old series.
Writing Prompts About National Parks
Writing Prompts About National Parks celebrates our national park system with ten writing prompts for ages 8-12. From discovering a secret in an abandoned cabin to spending a day as a park ranger, these writing prompts are designed to spark a story in the imaginations of your children today! Themed notebooking pages are included for capturing the story. Twenty-three pages total.
U.S. National Parks & Historic Places: Puzzles, Games, & Quizzes
U.S. National Parks & Historic Places: Puzzles, Games, & Quizzes includes 18 activities for 4th-6th grade and explore all 50 states! You can practice language arts and math skills while learning about history and geography with puzzles including Decoding the States, Which Fort Was It?, Sense of Direction, What Year Was That? and more! An answer key is provided, and there are four bonus notebooking pages included for further study. 62 pages total.
U.S. National Parks & Historic Places Board Game
This is a fun printable board game for upper elementary through high school. The game visits every U.S. state in addition to several U.S. territories and the District of Columbia with 341 multiple choice questions about National Parks, National Historic Places, landmarks, and much more! It’s a great game to play as a family whether you are vacationing or staycationing! 38 pages total.