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Students recognize the taxation of the American colonists by the British led to the revolution. They participate in or analyze a performance of an 18th-century song and then discuss its meaning and craft.
Students research prevailing attitudes and Rousseau's position on child rearing in the 18th century. They consider attitudes toward motherhood and childcare in our own culture through interviews with peers and family members.
Students observe and compare 18th century British portraits with those made by John Singleton Copley. By conducting research they explore the cultural climate of the portraits in order to write a historically accurate story.
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.
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
Students analyze the black-figure painting style of ancient Greece and its influence on Neoclassical artists during the 18th century, as seen in drawing, painting and silhouettes, or shadow portraits. In this ancient art lesson, students use the technique of paper cutting to create an original two-dimensional work of art that expresses a personal statement. Students create an original work of art using the silhouette technique.
Fifth graders view a slide presentation of Revolutionary period paintings and engravings and list them on a timeline of the American Revolution. They conduct Internet research on various artists. Students apply 18th century art techniques to pencil sketches of available engravings and paintings.
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding late 17th and 18th century America. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students discover daily life on George Washington's plantation, Mount Vernon. For this compare and contrast lesson, students examine the life styles at four distinct sites at Mount Vernon to become familiar with the people, places, and objects that were part of 18th century life.
Learners research the concept of a dungeon during the time of the 18th century. They are looking for its significance and the reason for its construction tied to the lifestyles of people during the time. Students compare and contrast the prison system of the time with modern prisons.
Students compare and contrast the changing Native and English colonial architectural landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries. Students research and evaluate how economic technology, and the environment reflected cultural changes in the country, then write about their findings.
Students explore nature of cultural movements in Western Civilization since the 18th Century by examining various styles of painting, and analyzing impact of culture on its forms of artistic expression. Students then create imitative paintings of work by selected artist, and created weblets using Claris or Netscape.
Students investigate the concepts related to being a child in the 18th Century. They conduct research using a variety of resources while focusing upon the family of Abigail Adams who had six children. They examine five paintings and write responses based upon observation.
Students arecognize the architecture of another culture, how the architecture of a people records their history, explore artistic elements, explore and use geometric concepts of shape, pattern, and symmetry.
Learners research 18th century clothing, emphasizing the mob cap, and why it was worn. They analyze radius, diameter, and circumference, and construct their own mob cap out of paper.
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.
Examine the Latin and Greek language and civilization during the 19th century by exploring the mediums available then. Young scholars examine scenes related to Greek and Roman literature and compare and contrast them.
What are some characteristics of works that are derived from the 18th century? This presentation highlights key events and cultural issues that shaped early American works in the 18th century. Use this PowerPoint to introduce all works of the time (including art, literature, and even music). The last few slides focus solely on Henry David Thoreau and his work at Walden Pond.
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.
Learners examine how the European voyages of discovery influence American culture even today. They map eighteenth century Europe's impact on the United States.