3.H.1.1 Explain key historical events that occurred in the local community and regions over time.
3.H.1.2 Analyze the impact of contributions made by diverse historical figures in local communities and regions over time.
3.H.1.3 Exemplify the ideas that were significant in the development of local communities and regions.
3.H.2.1 Explain change over time through historical narratives (events, people and places).
3.H.2.2 Explain how multiple perspectives are portrayed through historical narratives.
After exploring the Historical events in your community, present a narrative which includes: people, events, and places.
Give more than one perspective on the above historical event.
When people choose to move, can it have an impact on various communities? How?
What influenced the English to come to America?
Discuss how some American citizens worked to defend America’s basic principles?
Unit of Study
1. Define Historical Events
2. Give examples of historical events from local community/region.
1. Identify a historical figure in community/region.
2. Describe the contributions.
3. Explain the importance of their contributions to community/region.
1. Clarify significant ideas that lead to the development of local communities/regions.
2. Relate the examples to the development of local community.
1. Choose a story to explain change overtime through historical narratives (events, people and places)
2. Dramatize/ retell your favorite event that shows change over time.
1. Explain/define multiple perspectives
2. Compare/ contrast two points of view of historical narratives.
communities, government, historical figures
Change, conflict, leadership, diversity civilization, historical narrative
Trip to NC History museum
www.teachinghistory.org (give examples of historical events)
www.thinkquest.org (online journal/blogs)
www.discoveryeducation.com (relevant issues)
www.internet4classrooms.com (history resources past and present)
www.socialstudiesforkids.com (links to other websites and other resources)
To learn more about John Lawson and other North Carolina explorers: http://www.mintmuseum.org/craftingnc/01_ex-01-00.htm
Susanne Tate: (Lost Colony) Soft Step & Bright Eyes (story based on report from Sir Walter Raleigh and the first contact in America)
Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone
Dear America series
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Explore Colonial Jamestown by Elaine Landau
Thomas Jefferson by Judy Emerson
Thomas Jefferson: a photo-illustrated biography by T.M. Usel ; historical consultant, Steve Potts.
John Adams: second president, 1797-1801 written and illustrated by Mike Venezia
“Cities: Yesterday, today Tomorrow” by Scholastic
“Times Change” by National Geographic
“Old Glory An American Treasure” by Robert Lang
“Prices Go Up, Prices Go Down: The Laws of Supply and Demand” by David Adler
Sample Assessment Prompts
Picture the Order
(Take pictures from the past to the present and put in order.)
All the Right Questions
(As you read the selection, answer the Who, What, When, Where, and Why questions. Write your answers in the circles for each question.)
*Students will write to explain why Europeans came to America, where they settled, and why they chose that location.
*Students will compose biographies of famous historical figures that contributed to various communities.