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Pros and Cons: A Childcare Debate
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Picturing History: John Singleton Copley and British Portraiture
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.
5th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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 4 Downloads
Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
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.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
O Greek Shape! O Fair Pose!
Young scholars 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.
7th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Social Studies: Art of the Revolution
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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Late 17th Century and 18th Century American Society (1)
In this online interactive American history worksheet, high schoolers answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding late 17th and 18th century America. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Day at Mount Vernon
Students discover daily life on George Washington's plantation, Mount Vernon. In 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Fort San Cristobal
Pupils 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Kiskiack: Changing Architectural Landscape
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Creating Cultural Movement Weblets to Analyze a Culture's Impact on Its Art
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Childhood In The 18th Century
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
T H E P O W E R O F A R C H I T E C T U R E
Young scholars 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.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
European Antisemitism in the 15th - 18th 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
References to Antiquity in Visual Arts (1848 - 1914)
Examine the Latin and Greek language and civilization during the 19th century by exploring the mediums available then. Students examine scenes related to Greek and Roman literature and compare and contrast them.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
The Early Eighteenth Century: American Romanticism
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).
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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