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The Prince and the Pauper Lesson Plan
Students practice the skill of comparing and contrasting. In this historical literature lesson, students compare and contrast elements of London's culture in the 1500s to that of the present day. Students use the Mark Twain novel The Prince and the Pauper as a guide to understanding 1500s London culture.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The English Monarchy
In this English Monarchy worksheet, learners read a 2 page article on the history if the English Monarchy, answer 3 questions with multiple choice answers, fill in 4 blanks to complete 4 facts and determine if 3 statements are true or false.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 61 Downloads
Europeans in Asia:The Early Years of Empire Building
European explorers traveled into Asia during the 1500s. Describe various countries, their investments, and how they interacted with people of Asia as they crossed the great oceans. Each slide provides clear and informative text to be read or used in conjunction with a full lecture.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
East Timor: The World's Newest Country
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 11 Views 19 Downloads
Cast of Personalities - The Louisiana Purchase
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson. Elementary schoolers to high schoolers identify persons associated with the development of the state from the very first European contact to statehood in 1836. Besides outlining some great activities, this lesson has short biographies of many of the major players in the development of Arkansas.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 55 Downloads
European Expansion in America
Students explore human settlement in America - from the 1500s to about the turn of the 20th Century. They follow the relationships and changes beginning in the east, then head west to witness the final battles of this era.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 63 Downloads
Columbus' Voyage to the New World
Students analyze primary sources from the 1500's from the time that Columbus voyaged to the New World. In this history lesson plan, students discuss how primary sources help them to understand the role of explanation in Hispanic cultural heritage.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Students read this informational passage about money and then answer 5 reading comprehension question and 5 vocabulary questions. The passage contains interesting information about the origin of money and would be good reading comprehension practice for ESL students.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 66 Downloads
The Ming Dynasty
Students examine Chinese History as it pertains to The Ming Dynasty. In this Ming Dynasty instructional activity, students discuss the surviving texts of the Ming Dynasty and the arrival of Europeans in China during the 1500s. Students discuss why gunpowder and paper were significant discoveries.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 34 Downloads
Old Mayan Mural
Students read a story called Scientists Discover Oldest Mayan Mural and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events Mayan mural lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, researching locations of maps, investigating symbols/hieroglyphics associated with the ancient Mayan language, and explore history on various websites.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 8 Views 34 Downloads
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable