1700s Teacher Resources
Find 1700s educational ideas and activities
Showing 21 - 40 of 1,016 resources
Middle schoolers 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.
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.
Students gather information on the Holocaust. Using document-based questions, they evaluate the different perspectives of primary sources. They are introduced to the topic of antisemitism and its role throughout the 15th through 18th centuries.
Students explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century. In this United States History instructional activity, 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.
Students examine how the European voyages of discovery influence American culture even today. They map eighteenth century Europe's impact on the United States.
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. They read and make concept webs of the covenants before writing an original covenant.
Learners examine the style of an 18th-century compound microscope and its case. In this scientific design lesson plan, 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.
Students investigate a sculpture from the 17th century. In this art history lesson plan, students examine Bust of a Man by Francis Hardwood and discover the meaning behind it. Students create their own portrait bust of somebody they admire.
Students investigate a short biography of George Washington's childhood. They examine the differences between life for students in the eighteenth century and today.
Students explore life on an 18th century southern plantation/farm as it is related not only to raising crops, but also to preparing food, making clothing, caring for animals, making soap, blacksmithing, etc. They create a timeline of scientific discoveries, inventions, and technologies from 1730 to 1802 that are related to life on a plantation/farm
Eleventh graders explain that elements of the early settlement of Deerfield can still be seen in the town layout and in some of the early 18th century houses which survive. They read and analyze historical maps and analyze a drawing of the period.
Young scholars examine primary and secondary sources to determine how cultural characteristics, beliefs and attitudes contributed to the growth of inter-group hostilities during the 17th and 18th centuries in the US.
Students discuss and analyze the style and function of an 18th-century compound microscope and compare the design to the design of modern scientific devices. They design their own modern scientific or technological instrument.
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped by the basic tenets of Confucian philosophy and would later have a great effect on such artists as Van Gogh and Debussy.
Third graders explore the use of farming implements. In this colonial America lesson, 3rd graders examine and compare the farming tools and tasks of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as today. Students collaborate to present skits that feature their findings.
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.
Students analyze art from the Royal Academy of Arts and read Sir Joshua Reynolds Discourses on Art. In this art analysis lesson, students explore the training of artists and their roles in the art occupation. Students identify the different types of jobs that require art training. Students complete pre-activities for the lesson, a museum visit, and post-visit activities for the lesson.
Students identify the role of the weather vane in colonial America, and determine the accuracy of almanacs in predicting the weather. students create an 18th century weathervane design.
Eleventh graders explore the importance of religion in community building in frontier America. They analyze the importance of religion in political life in the 19th century.
Young scholars 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.