1600s Teacher Resources
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"Pray, Why Speakest Thou Thusly?"
Examine popular language and slang and how they have changed over the course of American history. Conduct Internet research, use an online interactive Colonial House website to translate 17th century language into 21st century language,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
New Review Tulip Mania
Imagine trading a single tulip bulb for a house! Such was the case during the tulip economic bubble in the 17th century. After reading a short article about this mania, class members use the information in the article to consider the...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Physics of the Planets: How 16th and 17th Century Physicist Helped Us Understand Our Solar System
Eighth graders draw the paths of the planets in the solar system. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders calculate speed of objects using distance and time information. They research about the work of scientists in the 16th and 17th century.
The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World
The key ideas in this 50-minute video lecture is that commerce and trade transformed the seventeenth century, that wars previously fought over religious beliefs transformed into wars over economic resources, and that the quest for goods...
49 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Putting a Spin on Current Events
Students examine the symbolism on a 17th-century cabinet. In this symbolism activity, students view samples of a 17th century cabinet and identify it's symbols. Students create their own cabinet by using various art supplies and paint...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Say Hi to Haibun Fun
What is a haibun? With this interesting lesson, writers will experience the Japanese writing form haibun, identify elements important to Japanese writing styles, analyze a haibun, and compose their own. Different from the typical journal...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
17th Century Ship Travel
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
"World Enough, And Time"-Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress
Young scholars read and analyze the poem, "To His Coy Mistress," by Andrew Marvell. They identify the theme of each stanza, complete a worksheet, take an online quiz, and write about a single metaphor or image from the poem.
9th - 12th English Language Arts