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Students discuss contemporary methods of travel and the time it takes to travel to places. They use the Internet to explore 18th century travel. Students work in small group to research the amount of time it would have taken representatives of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia to travel from their home colonies and compare to the amount of time it would take by automobile.
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 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.
Take a tour of the major art movements that marked the 19th and 20th centuries. This is an excellent resource intended as an art history review. Through examples it covers, Romanticism, Realism, photography, Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Fin de Siecle (turn of the century) sculpture, Fauvism, and German Expressionism. Image-rich and ready to go.
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.