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Lesson Plans & Activities - Grades 6 to 8

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Social Studies
English/Language Arts, Reading
Math
Science
Music
Arts
Career & Technical Education



Social Studies

Mishneh Torah

Illuminated Manuscripts

  • 6th and 7th grade World History and Geography, Visual Art
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Columns of the Acropolis

Touring Ancient Sites

  • 6th grade World History and Geography, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Articles of Confederations

Founding Documents

  • 4th and 8th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Cumberland Gap

Tennessee's Western Frontier

  • 4th and 8th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Cuneiform

"Write Like a Sumerian"

  • 6th grade Social Studies, Math
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources–MTSU

 

 

 

Oldreive's new tricycle

"Science and Technology: Then and Now"

  • 8th & 11th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Rob Hooper, Daniel McKee Alternative School (Rutherford County)

 

 

JJ Crittenden

"Manifest Destiny: War on the Plains"

  • 8th & 11th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Aaron Walls, Christiana Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

The Freedmen's Bureau

Freedmen's Bureau

  • 5th and 8th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU

 

 

King Andrew

"Tennessee Presidents"

  • 8th grade American History, Language Arts
  • Includes Primary Source Set for Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU

 

 

James River, Va. Effect of Confederate shot

"Defending From Enemy Attack: Tennessee's Civil War Structures"

  • 7th-8th grade Social Studies, Career and Technical Education
  • Created by Perry F. Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

This is the place to affix the stamp

"Preparing for Revolution"

  • 8th grade American History, Language Arts
  • Includes five primary source sets
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU

 

 

Walt Whitman notebook LC#94

"Walt Whitman and the Civil War"

  • 8th grade American History, Language Arts
  • Includes Examining Sources Response Chart and sample
  • Created by Rebecca Byrd, New Center Elementary School (Sevier County)

 

 

John Brown

"John Brown: Hero or Villain?"

  • 8th grade Social Studies, High School Psychology and English/Language Arts
  • Created by Delaina Rhodes, J. Frank White Academy (Harrogate, TN)

 

 

Refugee from East Tennessee

"Geographic Politics - The Road to Secession in Tennessee"

  • 8th-12th grade Geography, Geology, Government, History
  • Worksheets
  • PowerPoint
  • Created by Robert Clark, Paulette Elementary School (Union County)

 

 

Unidentified Soldier in Confederate uniform and forage cap

"A House Divided: The Civil War Home Front in Tennessee"

  • 5th & 8th grade Social Studies, Language Arts
  • Created by Rebecca Byrd, New Center Elementary School (Sevier County)

 

 

 

The Three Little Pigs

"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A Comparison in American Culture"

  • 5th – 8th grade Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Created by Rebecca Byrd,New Center Elementary (Sevier County Schools)

 

 

In a Piegan lodge

"Myth of the Vanishing Race"

  • 8th grade Social Studies, 9th-12th English
  • PowerPoint
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Columbus taking possession of the new country

"A Matter of Perspective: Columbus in the New World"

  • 7th grade World History, 8th grade U.S. History
  • Created by Rebecca Byrd, New Center Elementary (Sevier County Schools)

 

 

Death of Ringgold

"'I Hear America Singing': Controversy and Music in the Mexican War"

  • 8th grade Social Studies
  • Created by Rebecca Byrd, New Center Elementary (Sevier County Schools)

 

 

Emancipation"Views on the Emancipation Proclamation"

  • 8th grade Social Studies, Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

President Lincoln writing the Proclamation of Freedom

"The Emancipation Proclamation and Its Connections to the Thirteenth Amendment"

  • 8th grade Social Studies, Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Beersheba and surroundings

"Agriculture Around the World"

  • 6th Grade Social Studies, 7th grade Physical Science
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Nashville--Tenn. and vicinity

"Battle of Nashville Map Activity"

  • 3rd-8th (particularly 3rd-5th) grade Social Studies, Math
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU in partnership with the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area

 

 


English/Language Arts, Reading

Columns of the Acropolis

Touring Ancient Sites

  • 6th grade World History and Geography, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Articles of Confederations

Founding Documents

  • 4th and 8th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Oldreive's new tricycle

"Science and Technology: Then and Now"

  • 8th & 11th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Rob Hooper, Daniel McKee Alternative School (Rutherford County)

 

 

JJ Crittenden

"Manifest Destiny: War on the Plains"

  • 8th & 11th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Aaron Walls, Christiana Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

The Freedmen's Bureau

Freedmen's Bureau

  • 5th and 8th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Jim Crow Jubilee

"Jim Crow Laws and African American Discrimination"

  • 6-8th, 9th-12thgrade American History, English/Language Arts, African American History
  • Created by Matt Collier, R.T. Fisher Alternative School (Sumner County Schools)

 

George Vinton Graham

"Barbara Allen: The Evolution of Folk Songs"

  • 5th grade English/Language Arts – Literacy, Music
  • Includes worksheets
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

A floral and fruit festival

"Help Is on the Way: Civil War Women and Relief Work"

  • 8th grade American History, Language Arts
  • Includes "Women and Relief Work Questions" worksheet and glossary
  • "Views of Women's Relief Work" PowerPoint
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

This is the place to Affix Stamp

"Preparing for Revolution"

  • 8th grade American History, Language Arts
  • Includes five primary source sets
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Unidentified Confederate solider in uniform and forage cap

"A House Divided: The Civil War Home Front in Tennessee"

  • 5th & 8th grade Social Studies, Language Arts
  • Created by Rebecca Byrd, New Center Elementary School (Sevier County)

 

 

 

The Three Little Pigs

"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A Comparison in American Culture"

  • 5th – 8th grade Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Created by Rebecca Byrd, New Center Elementary (Sevier County Schools)

 

 

Emancipation"Views on the Emancipation Proclamation"

  • 8th grade Social Studies, Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Lincoln writing proclamation of freedom

"The Emancipation Proclamation and Its Connections to the Thirteenth Amendment"

  • 8th grade Social Studies, Language Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Part of old house and new home of Little Pettway's family

"Exploring FSA Photography & Photojournalism: Gee's Bend, Alabama"

 

 


Math

Arithmetic Problem

"Geometry and Volume"

  • 7th - 12th grade Math
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources–MTSU

 

 

 

Cuneiform

"Write Like a Sumerian"

  • 6th grade Social Studies, Math
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources–MTSU

 

 

 

McGavock House

"Building Your Own Historic Structure Using Computer Aided Design (CAD)"

  • 7th-8th grade Mathematics, Career and Technical Education
  • Created by Perry F. Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

Nashville--Tenn. and vicinity

"Battle of Nashville Map Activity"

  • 3rd-8th (particularly 3rd-5th) grade Social Studies, Math
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU in partnership with the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area

 

 


Science

Oldreive's new tricycle

"Science and Technology: Then and Now"

  • 8th & 11th grade U.S. History, English/Language Arts
  • Created by Rob Hooper, Daniel McKee Alternative School (Rutherford County)

 

 

Wilbur in Prone Position

"Wright Brothers' Flying Evolution"

  • 6th Grade Science, Career and Technical Education, Common Core: Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
  • PowerPoint
  • Created by Perry Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

Beersheba and surroundings

"Agriculture Around the World"

  • 7th Grade Social Studies, Physical Science
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Plate, punch card and instructions for Herman Hollerith's electric sorting and tabulating macking

"Punched Cards to IBM: Early Inventions and Technology"

  • 6th-8th grade Science (Embedded Technology and Engineering)
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 


Music

George Vinton Graham

"Barbara Allen: The Evolution of Folk Songs"

  • 5th grade English/Language Arts – Literacy, Music
  • Includes worksheets
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 


Arts

Making Art with WPA Posters

  • 6th through 8th grade Visual Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Mishneh Torah

Illuminated Manuscripts

  • 6th and 7th grade World History and Geography, Visual Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Blount Mansion

"Depictions of the William Blount Mansion: Photography versus Drawing"

  • 6th-8th grade Visual Arts
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 

Store Skyline Farms

"Exploring Skyline Farms, Alabama Through Oral History"

  • 7th-12th Grade Visual Arts, 11th grade Social Studies, 12th Grade US Government
  • This lesson plan corresponds to Alabama curriculum standards.
  • Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU

 

 


Career & Technical Education

Wilbur in Prone Position

"Wright Brothers' Flying Evolution"

  • 6th Grade Science, Career and Technical Education, Common Core: Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
  • PowerPoint
  • Created by Perry Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

City Hall Subway Station

"Inventors and Innovations"

  • Middle School Career and Technical Education
  • Created by Perry F. Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

Number Twelve Engine

"Technology Image Anaylsis"

  • Middle School Career and Technical Education
  • Created by Perry F. Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

James River, Va. Effect of Confederate shot

"Defending From Enemy Attack: Tennessee's Civil War Structures"

  • 7th-8th grade Social Studies, Career and Technical Education
  • Created by Perry F. Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

McGavock House

"Building Your Own Historic Structure Using Computer Aided Design (CAD)"

  • 7th-8th grade Mathematics, Career and Technical Education
  • Created by Perry F. Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)

 

 

Signal telegraph machine and operator

"Civil War Communications: The Role of the Telegraph on the Battlefield"

 

Model of Bell's telephone

"The Invention of the Telephone"

  • 6th-8th grade Career and Technical Education – Technology Engineering
  • Created by Perry F. Louden, Jr., Rockvale Middle School (Rutherford County)
Last updated on: 08/21/14 09:28 am