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Learners investigate taxation of the American colonist by the British which led to the revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students analyze a poem called Revolution Tea, and then work in small groups to present an oral interpretation of the poem.
Students examine the American plan for government. In this American government lesson, students examine selected Internet websites regarding the Magna Carta, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.
Learners watch a video of "Paul Revere: The Midnight Rider," complete a vocabulary list and discuss the video using the questions that are provided.
Eleventh graders study four Deerfield families involved in the 1704 attack to obtain a more detailed and in-depth understanding of the attack and its aftermath.
Students explore the distinct forms of knowledge that enslaved Africans brought with them to America or developed while enslaved. They study how political movements of the 18th century helped develop abolitionist thinking.
Students classify objects based on their attributes. They explain how archaeologists use classification to help answer research questions.
Pupils examine Hammurabi's Code. They take on the role of his council of advisors and report their "advice" to the king. They write an essay discussing an aspect of daily life that the Code exemplifies.
Students review and compare the works "Las meninas" by Velazquez and "Dos muchachas a la ventana" by Murillo and discuss new vocabulary and themes. They write a comparison in their journal and share with the class.
Students explore poetry and dialect. They research Burn's Night and how people celebrate it. Students examine the Scottish dialect and its similarities to English grammar. Students write their own poetry.
Students study the U.S. Constitutional System and how it compares with forms of democracy that developed in ancient Greece and Rome. They list and explain the requirements it takes to form a society to be considered a nation.
Students use the guiding questions to accomplish the lesson objectives. They will know the purposes for the establishing of The Codes and how they were distributed throughout the ancient empire of Babylonia.
Students compare the role of a marchand-mercier to that of a modern-day business counterpart and write a persuasive letter. In this French art activity, students discuss the role of the marchand-mercier in French design and role-play his position to write a persuasive letter to sell the Lit à la Polonaiseto a client.
Pupils examine George Washington's contributions to the United States. In this George Washington lesson, students study the qualities that made Washington a military leader. Pupils also explore the Newburgh Conspiracy.
In this George Washington worksheet, students read a passage on George Washington and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 5 questions.
In this George Washington worksheet, students read a time line about George Washington and then fill in blanks to a paragraph about him afterwards. Students fill in 10 blanks.
Students imagine they are a 'marchand-mercier' (or salesman) and write a persuasive letter to sell French items. In this art analysis lesson, students identify the role of a 'marchand-mercier' and write a three-paragraph letter to sell items to a client.
Third graders investigate the world of shipping and trading, and the jobs associated with them. In this economics lesson plan, 3rd graders practice using vocabulary terms associated with importing and exporting in the 18th century. Students must complete an "exit postcard" in which they list things they learned from the lesson plan before leaving class.
Students create a presentation on one of seven diseases common to sea going ships. In this diseases on ships lesson plan, students research diseases commonly found on ships of the late 16th and early 18th centuries. Students read From Slave Ship to Freedom Road and choose a disease to present in a commercial, play, paper, picture book, poster, or other project.
Students research Benjamin Franklin's community contributions. In this social studies instructional activity, students create a collage showing things they can do to improve their communities.
Eleventh graders explore the rise of antisemitism in the United States in the early 20th century. After reading a passage concerning one man's ordeal, 11th graders discuss how the civil rights of minority groups has been viewed in America. Reading and test materials are included.