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What is the difference between primary and secondary sources? Help your middle schoolers develop a knowledge of appropriate sources to use when doing accurate research. They develop unique ways to incorporate literature in historical research. Additionally, they distinguish between primary and secondary sources.
What was American life like during the 1600s? Help your class discover facts about the unhealthy conditions at Chesapeake Bay, the tobacco economy, Bacon's Rebellion, colonial slavery, the Salem Witch Trials, and colonial life. Slides are text-driven and void of photos, but provide good information.
Students explore story settings by completing a chart. In this storytelling lesson, students read a story about 17th Century France and the lack of women in the area. Students predict the story points before they read and complete a historical worksheet based on the history of France.
Students imagine what it was like to travel to Jamestown on a 17th century ship. In this early American history lesson, students read a handout about the duties of the crew members on 17th century ships and then write diary entries as if they were ship's boys on their way to the Jamestown settlement.