History Lesson Plans



What’s included in the History lesson plans bundle:

  • A brief summary of each project, including suggested grade level and prior knowledge, time required, software required
  • Higher-order thinking skills addressed
  • Technology-specific skills taught 
  • Digital delivery
Five projects include:
California Missions Magazine in Publisher
Create a magazine on California Missions (or another topic relevant to your classroom units of inquiry) with cover, table of contents, pictures, bullets, works cited, collage of pictures, and a map.
American Revolution Magazine in Publisher
Like Project 49, but longer and more involved. Adds more extensive research, a timeline, primary source documents, graphic organizers, tables, watermarks.
This Day in History/This Day in My Life
A Publisher trifold brochure comparing life events to historic events. A student-centered way to highlight the importance of history.
Sponge Activities in History
A sponge activity soaks up those extra minutes in the day before lunch or after a test. Students can use them to enrich their history knowledge with these websites.
Indigenous Cultures Magazine in Publisher
Create a magazine on any topic you’re covering in the classroom using a cover, table of contents, headings, pictures, design elements, collage of pictures. Add lined paper for note taking in the classroom.

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