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Trip to Mount Vernon
Learners 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
Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
9th - 12th Language Arts 104 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 51 Views 142 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 27 Views 95 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 36 Views 72 Downloads
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
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 4 Views 19 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 12 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 5 Views 34 Downloads
Ship of the Line
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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 6 Downloads
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 2 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
Vanished Occupations: Life on an Iron Plantation
Students analyze photographs of iron plantations to infer what life was like in these 18th century Pennsylvania villages. They then divide into small groups to research primary documents that explain the types of jobs performed on the iron plantations.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads