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Trip to Mount Vernon
Students compare and contrast travel in the 18th century with current methods of travel by participating in a simulated trip to Mount Vernon. In this US history lesson, students write a letter to George Washington for permission to visit Mount Vernon.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Lesson L - Hit The Road Jack (or Jill)
High schoolers discuss forms of transportation in Delaware during 18th Century, find approximate area of court order on current map of state, draw layout of their school, and decide where new hallway or outside pathway would be most needed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
On the Run: What Was Necessary To Plan an Escape From Slavery in 18th Century America?
Students identify and discuss characteristics of runaway slaves in 18th Century, read A Narrative of the Adventures and Escapes of Moses, select five advertisements for Virginia Runaways Digital Project to complete On the Run worksheet, and construct plan for escaping captivity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
18th Century Life in the United States
Students compare and contrast life in 18th and 21st century America. In this American history lesson, students view the video, "Ben Franklin and Philadelphia." Students then complete a comparison chart featuring the similarities and differences of the 18th and 21st centuries.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Changes in the New Nation
Students explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century. For this United States History lesson, students work in teams to complete numerous activities that compare and contrast life before and after technological changes started to occur, such as the invention of the plow, the cotton gin or electricity.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 23 Views 84 Downloads
Fifth graders investigate what a covenant was and how they relate to contemporary government ideals. In this comparing covenant lesson, 5th graders examine primary source documents that are examples of covenants from 18th century New England.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design
Students examine the style of an 18th-century compound microscope and its case. In this scientific design lesson, students look at Jacques Caffieri's, "Compound Microscope and Case" before comparing the design to a modern microscope. They design their own scientific or technological instrument using pencils, colored pencils, and drawing paper.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Eighteenth-Century Music and Dance
Young scholars discuss the role of music and dance in 18th century Virginia. They take part in the performance of an 18th century dance, and compare dance as a part of the culture in colonial times and as a part of today's culture.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Industrial World Represented by 19th Century Artists
Young scholars study paintings, sculptures and of objects d'art as documents to study the 19th century Industrial Revolution. In this art history lesson, students study a chronological timeline of art during the Industrial Revolution. Young scholars read about the art and artists of this method and time.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 33 Downloads
Ka'ianaa'ahu'ulu: A Leader of Hawai'i
Students evaluate leadership traits in 18th century Hawai'i and modern times. In this leadership skills lesson, students identify leadership traits and read the story of Ka’iana. Students monitor the leadership activities of a partner and research another leader to compare with Ka’iana.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 14 Downloads
Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Slavery During the Colonial Period
Students read and interpret an eighteenth-century document make inferences about the nature and characteristics of slavery, communicate findings via annotated diagrams, & develop a comprehensive picture of picture of slavery in 18th-century Virginia.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 23 Downloads
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your learners will begin by considering how a city is like an organism, adding to T-charts that list what the main intakes, internal processes, and outputs of a city are and how they are performed.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 93 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ship of the Line
Students discover boats by researching 18th century ships. In this Naval history activity, students identify and describe the different components of an 18th century naval ship after researching information on the Internet. Students complete a Naval Ship worksheet and practice using discovery vocabulary terms.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads