Black History Month

Until we reach a point of including Black history in all our American history lessons, we need to make a special effort in February to honor Black Americans in our history. Here are some lesson plans to get you started: Wilma Rudolph Madame C. J. Walker Martin Luther King Jr.… Continue reading

Trade Simulation Game

Here is a simulation game for learning about trade. It was designed with the Osage and their trade partners in mind, but you can adapt the cards to suit your local populations — or the Vikings and the Ostragoths, for that matter. Copy the trade cards below onto cardstock several times, enlarging… Continue reading

Hispanic Cowboy Heritage

  Bring Hispanic Heritage Month to your cowboy classroom by learning about the connection between cowboys and the Hispanic Heritage of the United States. In the picture above, the Territories of New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma are waiting for Columbia, the spirit of the United States, to sew their stars… Continue reading