It does not have to be challenging to find engaging history lessons for middle school. History might be old, but our approach to teaching it shouldn’t be! In this blog round-up, you’ll find new ideas for engaging students in history lessons and Remembrance Day lesson plans, as well as 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.
History Lessons Ideas
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.
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.
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.
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. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
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. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
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. Find this resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.
Additional History Lessons
- Grade 7 History Bundle Modified Ontario Curriculum
- Grade 8 History Modified Bundle Ontario Curriculum
- 10 Ways To Make History Class Engaging For Students