Resource: Stanford History Education Group. This is a website with lessons aimed at teaching middle school-aged students and above to "read like a historian;" the lessons require a high level of English language proficiency but could possibly be adapted for students who are at lower levels.
This holiday season, use informational texts and research of the history and traditions of Kwanzaa for grades 1-3 by teaching a unit that integrates ELA and social studies at the same time! The materials in this unit are interactive and utilize multimodal strategies to increase student engagement and outcomes. The research unit is a comprehensive week long unit that integrates technology, vocabulary, writing, art, reading strategies and more!
Teach History With Movies. Really great information to make using this media resource as effectively as you can even if you teach in a special education classroom. Read more at: http://historymagpie.org/2015/05/26/how-to-effectively-use-movies-to-teach-history/
KP - This is a timeline that can be hung up in the classroom to show events that led up to the Civil Rights Movement. It also shows events that have occurred after the movement, such as the establishment of Black History Month in 1976.:
States & Capitals/Presidents Bookmark..Have students make this and then research a topic..how many related?, assassinated?, re-elected?, no vp?, etc. Endless ways to cross the curriculum with history and ELA!