History Resources For Middle School Teachers

History might be old, but our approach to teaching it shouldn’t be!  Find new ideas for engaging students in history lessons, Canadian History lessons, Remembrance Day lesson plans, Veterans Day lesson plans, ideas for incorporating history teaching into the ELA classroom, and more from 2 Peas and a Dog. #historylessons #remembranceday #veteransday #canadianhistory

History might be old, but our approach to teaching it shouldn’t be!  Check out this blog post roundup where I’ve gathered together popular posts related to teaching history.  In this blog round-up, you’ll find new ideas for engaging students in history lessons, Remembrance Day lesson plans, ideas for incorporating history teaching into the ELA classroom, and more! I’ve also included links to some of my most popular middle school History lessons available on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Lesson Ideas

10 Ways To Make History Class Engaging for Students

History class is much more than reading out of a textbook. Use these 10 tips to make your lessons engaging and relevant to your students.

Cross-Curricular Learning In The ELA Classroom

It is important to keep learners engaged in their ELA subject material by creating cross-curricular lessons. Students are more likely to see a purpose for their learning if it can be used in other classes.

Veterans Day Lesson Plans for Middle School Students

Veterans Day is an important time to reflect and learn. Use these Veterans Day lessons plans to help your students learn more about this important day and the sacrifices of service members.

Remembrance Day Lesson Plans for Middle School Students

Remembrance Day is an important time to reflect and learn. Use these Remembrance Day lesson plans to help your students learn more about this important day and the sacrifices of service members.

Teaching Resources

Remembrance Day Unit

Help your students develop a deeper connection to Canadian Remembrance Day in this two week long middle and high school focused teaching unit. Teachers are provided with 10 in-depth, engaging and relevant multimedia lessons to help their students explore and understand key concepts related to Remembrance Day.

Veterans Day Unit

Help your students develop a deeper connection to Veterans Day in this two week long middle and high school focused teaching unit. Teachers are provided with 9 in-depth, engaging and relevant multimedia lessons to help their students explore and understand key concepts related to Veterans Day.

Grade 7 History Bundle New France, British North America and Conflict 1713-1850

Teachers are provided with 38 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand New France, British North America, and the Conflict and Challenges eras 1713 – 1850 of Canadian history. This unit is aligned with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2013 Grade 7 Strand A and B.

Grade 8 History Bundle Confederation, Western Settlement and Changing Society

In this Canadian history 1850-1914 bundle, teachers will find 31 in-depth and engaging lessons to help their students explore and understand this era of Canadian history. Topics include Confederation, Western Settlement and Development, and Canada A Changing Society.

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