17th Century Exploration Teacher Resources
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John Smith Map Lesson Plan
Fourth graders answer questions about John Smith, and also they figure out what was necessary are needed for surviival. Students are given a replica of Smith's 1612 map, they then answer questions using the map as their resource. Students may notice that the maps have a great amount of information about Virginia's Native Americans.
4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 30 Downloads
Breaking the Ice: Who Controls the Northwest Passage?
High schoolers consider the global climate issue. In this Northwest Passage lesson, students examine who has sovereignty of the passage and discuss the importance of the Law of the Seas and its impact on the global climate issue. High schoolers participate in a classroom simulation and write persuasive essays on the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Putting a Spin on Current Events
Students explore the artistic value of propaganda. In this visual arts instructional activity, students analyze antique artistic pieces for their political agenda perpetuation. Students discuss propaganda techniques of the past to today prior to designing propaganda posters for current political leaders.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Tunnels: Underground Marvels
Students examine tunnels that have been constructed over time and explore the technology that is involved in constructing them. In this investigative lesson students use the Internet to research a given category and come up with questions to use in a game.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 6 Downloads
Figures of Speech: A Midsummer Night's Dream
High school readers analyze figures of speech in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with support from a two-page worksheet. They respond to four multi-step questions regarding the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and irony in the play.
8th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 122 Downloads
Encountering Very Different Ways of Life
Students consider cultural conflict. In this Peace Corps lesson, students read "Help! My Father is Coming!" and "The Visit to the Vijay's," of Jim Toner's Serendib. Students discuss the literary elements of the pieces as well as the cross-cultural experiences of the characters in the pieces.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Anthropologists: Puzzlers of Past Peoples
Sixth graders examine the role of anthropologists. In groups, they compare and contrast two different groups of civilizations. Using primary source documents, they discover how various cultures and ideas spread throughout the world. As a class, they also discuss how new research can change history.
6th Social Studies & History 19 Views 72 Downloads
Who was affected by North American Colonization and How?
Conduct research on various aspects of American Colonization and explore how different groups were affected, including those involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Your class will read books, write journals, participate in class discussion, make foods, play games and develop class presentations.
5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 69 Downloads
From Kakawa to Chocolate: The Evolution of Chocolate Throughout History
Learners explore the history of chocolate and its consumption. For this chocolate history lesson, students discover how industrialization changed the way humans consume chocolate. Learners use the provided worksheet to note details they learn about chocolate consumption through the centuries.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures
Students explore the dynamics, the challenges, and the rewards of adjusting to a new culture through the reading of "Help! My Father is Coming" and "The Visit to Vijay's". For this social culture lesson, students carousel brainstorm about quotations from the story.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
What's Right and Wrong? Moral Messages in Art
Students explore the Steen and Mount paintings and their presentation of moral issues. They discuss ethical debates in society today and write a short position paper on an issue raised by the paintings or in the discussion. They make a collage.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
American Indian Technologies
Fourth graders research particular Ohio American Indian tribes. Each student within each group takes on the role of cultural storyteller or historian, and is responsible for researching and communicating the skills, knowledge and artifacts of one of five facets of technology used by that tribe.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Trade in the Indian Ocean: Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?
Students examine the amount of trade that occurs in the Indian Ocean. Using China as an example, they discuss the reasons why it ended its treasure voyages in the area and predict what would have happened if the voyages continued. They use a map to trace Indian Ocean trade routes.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads