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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
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
Sarah Green Probate Record
The proof is in the probate record. Much can be learned about history by investigating old, primary source documents. Class members hone their detective skills by examing the 1759 probate record of Sarah Green. Who was this lady? Was she relatively wealthy?
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Colonial Trades and Apprenticeships
Young scholars examine and analyze culturally significant objects from colonial Boston. They construct a story around the life and work of Nathaniel Hurd from a list of keywords excerpted from a passage about Nathaniel Hurd. In addition, they research colonial trades and apprenticeships to create a representational sign in the manner of a colonial limner (sign painter).
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Industrial World Represented by 19th Century Artists
Students study paintings, sculptures and of objects d'art as documents to study the 19th century Industrial Revolution. For this art history lesson, students study a chronological timeline of art during the Industrial Revolution. Students read about the art and artists of this method and time.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 35 Downloads
Seeking a Fortune in 18th Century Maritime Boston
Study the Revolutionary War era practice of recruiting seamen to prey upon the British shipping industry, and discuss the impact this practice had on the Colonial war efforts. Learners read and interpret recruiting advertisements for these positions.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
We the People Level 2
Students explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution lesson, students identify the role government plays in our society and the differences the British colonies had in the early 18th century. Students read assigned text which describes the historical event and complete worksheets and study questions.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 149 Downloads
The Four Revolutions of the 18th Century: Industrial, Demographic, Agricultural, and French
In need of lecture notes that will help you and your learners? Here you'll find a presentation that covers four major revolutions occurring in the 1800's; The French Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, the agricultural revolution, and the demographic revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
Two Views of the Slave Ship Brookes
Actual ship diagrams and a table of voyage data gives young historians an authentic glimpse of on-board experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade. The class examines a projected diagram of the slave ship Brooks, recording thoughts. Consider pair-share before the group discusses the image.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Western Civilizations, Chapter 17: Enlightenment
Use primary sources to authenticate your historians' experience of western civilizations! This documents-analysis tool is one of many learning strategies included in this online resource, which covers ancient to modern history. This section has scholars examining four documents (not included, but named) involved in the philosophies, art movements, and scientific progress during the period of Enlightenment.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Deadly Irony of Gunpowder
Gunpowder has played a key role in shaping civilization as we know it today. Trace its evolution from its beginnings in the mid-ninth century when early Chinese alchemists worked to create a potion for immortality, through its use in firework canisters and eventual spread across the world as a result of Mongol invaders.
3 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why was the 18th amendment adopted?
Students generate reasons why the 18th Amendment was adopted. In this prohibition lesson, students analyze the 18th Amendment. After watching a video students participate in a discussion. After analyzing readings, students get into groups and use a graphic organizer to record thoughts.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 5 Downloads
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Young scholars 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. Young scholars create their own portrait bust of somebody they admire.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Soar Into Spring With Kites!
The kite has an amazing history! It has been used for thousands of years, has led to many scientific disoveries, and has made some people very famous. Just ask Ben Franklin! This terrific lesson offers many cross-curricular activities that all have to do with the kite.
2nd - 8th Science 14 Views 22 Downloads
Vampires: Folklore, Fantasy and Fact
Who would've thought that a video on vampire imagery could also be such a fantastic resource on cultural folklore, European history, and human anatomy? This video illustrates how the vampire image has evolved throughout history across cultures and centuries of time, as people told fantastical tales, searched for supernatural causes, and interpreted symptoms of death as unholy reanimation.
7 mins 9th - 12th Science 10 Views 9 Downloads
Science in History Part I: the Abacus To the Modern Computer
In this math information worksheet, students read one page factual accounts of the early math inventions of the abacus, the calculator and early computers. There are 40 questions to answer about the reading.
5th - 6th 21st Century Skills 21 Views 129 Downloads
What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader?
Students list qualities they believe made George Washington an effective military leader. They discuss some difficulties Washington faced as Commander-in-Chief and describe his response to the Newburgh Conspiracy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 17 Downloads