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Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?
Students examine life in Babylonia during the time of King Hammurabi. They read and discuss excerpts of the Code of Hammurabi, participate in a simulation of advisors to the king, complete an online interactive activity, answer discussion questions, and write a five-paragraph essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 46 Views 138 Downloads
Ambassadors of Art
Have your class create their own art exhibit. Learners study the exchange of artwork between the Louvre in Paris and two American art museums, and create an introductory exhibit featuring European and American art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 94 Downloads
The Colonization of the United States
Bring the Age of Exploration into the 21st century with this ancestry activity! Learners get a chance to explore the complex genealogy of the Spanish settlers through watching two video clips (approximately five minutes each) featuring famous modern descendants of the colonists over 300 years later.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 70 Downloads
On the Run: What Was Necessary To Plan an Escape From Slavery in 18th Century America?
Young scholars 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
Journey to America
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and what they had to leave behind.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 27 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Latin American Independence
Budding historical analysts take to describing the road to Latin American independence. They'll respond to three writing prompts which require them to describe or analyze specific events in Latin American history.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and marquetry that were used to decorate furniture.
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 37 Downloads
Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and suggested news articles and videos, learners discuss the country's history of inequality and the Brazilian government's efforts to reduce poverty.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Atlantic System and Africa 1550-1800
The Atlantic slave trade is thoroughly depicted and explained here, in terms of economics and pre-colonization. Plantation life, eighteenth century technology, economics of the time, and dealings with Africa are all covered. Note: Each slide contains a lot of information, several class periods will be needed.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 33 Downloads
The Changing Experience of Colonial Childhood
Students research how childhood was depicted in art in the 17th through 19th centuries. In groups, they research pieces of art and write a paper explaining how the portrayal of students in art changed at the end of the 18th century.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 1 Download
Ship of the Line
Students discover boats by researching 18th century ships. In this Naval history lesson, 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
The Education of Abigail Adams
Students read the biography of Abigail Smith Adams from the First Ladies Library web site. They work in small groups to write a description of her education. Students discuss their findings, and extend this to the education of girls in the 18th century American colonies.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Eighteenth-Century Music and Dance
Students 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
What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States
Students research the impact of European voyages of discovery and colonial influence on different aspects of American culture. They access a number of online sources and reference maps to trace the influences of England, France, Holland, Spain, Russia (among others) on the United States.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 32 Downloads