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"Adding It Up" at James Fort
Students discuss jettons and their archaeological importance at Jamestown. They then practice using historic counting sheets and artifacts to understand the calculating methods of the early 17th Century, and identify their similarities with modern numeric systems.
3rd - 4th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
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.
8th Science 9 Views 59 Downloads
"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, and write 17th century text.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Putting a Spin on Current Events
Young scholars examine the symbolism on a 17th-century cabinet. In this symbolism lesson, students view samples of a 17th century cabinet and identify it's symbols. Young scholars create their own cabinet by using various art supplies and paint symbols to represent themselves.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
New France, New Home - Making a Difference
Students explore story settings by completing a chart. For 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.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 36 Downloads
Students study the history and culture of 17th century Japan by examining samurai. They review the format of haiku poetry and examine renga poetry. They examine Kamishibai, the Japanese storytelling form and apply it five facts they discover.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
17th Century Ship Travel
High schoolers imagine what it was like to travel to Jamestown on a 17th century ship. In this early American history lesson plan, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Plimoth Plantation Field Trip
Take a virtual field trip to the Plymouth plantation. Using the site linked in the lesson, discover how people lived during the 17th century in this part of the country. Discuss the role of the pilgrims and native Americans in the formation of the new world.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students examine ancient Greek myths and illustrate origin myths scenes in a contemporary setting. In this Greek myth lesson, students analyze Rembrandt’s painting The Abduction of Europa and discuss how the artist took an ancient Greek myth and contemporized it for a 17th-century Dutch audience.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 38 Downloads
A Birthday in Amsterdam
Students view Rembrandt's etching, View of Amsterdam. They compare commerce and trade of 17th-century Amsterdam to modern day. They create self-portraits of themselves as children with birthday gifts during the 17th century.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Colonial History: Fearless and faaithful
Students discuss reasons why early europeans immigrated to North America. Working in groups, they complete Internet activities on the PBS Website. They take a simulated voyage to the new world and rercord their actions on worksheets. Then they role-play as colonists writing letters home or making journal entries.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 33 Downloads
Reading Guide: A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina
Imagine crafting a pamphlet to attract settlers to a new colony. As part of their study of the settlement of North Carolina, eighth graders examine a pamphlet produced in the 17th century meant to attract settlers to Carolina. Using the provided worksheet, learners critique the content of the document, its appeals, and whether those same appeals would be found appealing today.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Great Explorers
Learners examine the importance of culture and economy changes that occurred due to the great explorations. For this explorations lesson, students create a list of major explorers. Learners focus on one main exploration and give an oral report.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Networking at Early James Fort
Students examine the impact of global trade on regional civilizations of the world after 1500. They research and analyze images of pottery excavated at Jamestown, and create a poster that presents information about world trade networks in the 1600's.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Beet Goes On
Root vegetables inspire the series of activities included here. Class members participate in activities related to language arts, social studies, science, visual art, and math. At first, the long list might feel overwhelming; however, there are strong ideas alongside weaker ideas and a considerable amount of information about root vegetables and the related exercises.
1st - 5th Science 32 Views 121 Downloads CCSS: Designed