Students will research the history of the San Antonio missions and early colonization of the United States and understand the role that the Spanish missions played in the development of Texas and the San Antonio region.
Students will play the role of a local news reporter and write an article about a national historical park or memorial and its significance to American history. Students will also learn what a memorial and historical park is, discover the difference between living and non-living memorials, and design their own park or memorial.
Students will learn about the lives of Native Americans who have made significant impacts to the U.S. Space Program and other STEM fields, including Mary Golda Ross and John Herrington. Students will make predictions about coin elements, research Native American historical figures, and create a biography and/or social media profile to represent their accomplishments.
Using the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarter about Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts, students will learn about the history of the Lowell textile mills and explore their significance to the Industrial Revolution.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology
Starting with the 2018 Native American $1 Coin, students will learn about the lives of athletes Jim Thorpe and Jesse Owens. Students will pick an athlete they think should be on a coin and present a persuasive argument about why their athlete should be honored.
The teacher will introduce the concept of lighthouses and the lighthouse keepers who helped guide ships to safety. Students will research how lighthouse keepers lived and learn about their daily tasks. Students will compare the life of a lighthouse keeper with their own life and share findings through a project of their choice.
Students will be able to describe the significance of George Rogers Clark's journey and capture of Fort Sackville. The students will explain cause and effect with regards to how Clark's victory paved the way for Lewis and Clark's journey west.