17th Century Exploration Teacher Resources
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Why Nations Trade
Twelfth graders explore the trade systems around the world. In this World Economy lesson, 12th graders compare and contrast different types of economies. Students interpret different graphs.
The 13 Originals: Exploring the Who, When, Where, and Why Behind the 13 Original Colonies of Early America
Discover the stories behind each of the thirteen stripes on the American flag with this straightforward presentation. Complete with learning objectives, discussion questions, and solid information about each of the original thirteen colonies, this slideshow would be a great resource for covering this time period in only a few class sessions.
Putting a Spin on Current Events
Students explore the artistic value of propaganda. In this visual arts lesson, 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.
Tunnels: Underground Marvels
Learners 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.
Cosmic Poetry: Words and Ideas Bring the Cosmos to Life
Sixth graders study the cosmos and their thoughts and feelings about the universe. In this cosmic poetry lesson students create a venue where they can "safely" ask questions and discuss ideas.
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.
Why Nations Trade
Students explore the concept of international trade. In this economics lesson, students read the 2 provided handouts about international trade and then discuss their content.
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.
Encountering Very Different Ways of Life
High schoolers consider cultural conflict. For this Peace Corps lesson, students read "Help! My Father is Coming!" and "The Visit to the Vijay's," of Jim Toner's Serendib. High schoolers discuss the literary elements of the pieces as well as the cross-cultural experiences of the characters in the pieces.
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.
Robert Boyle and Experimental Methods
Students discuss the difference between the Baconian inductive method and the Aristotelian deductive approaches. They complete a given set of questions then discuss them with the class.
From Kakawa to Chocolate: The Evolution of Chocolate Throughout History
Students explore the history of chocolate and its consumption. In this chocolate history lesson, students discover how industrialization changed the way humans consume chocolate. Students use the provided worksheet to note details they learn about chocolate consumption through the centuries.
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". In this social culture lesson, students carousel brainstorm about quotations from the story. Students write journals about making judgments about people and places.
Second graders examine colonial music. In this historical perspectives lesson plan, 2nd graders explore primary sources available from the Library of Congress that feature colonial music. Students create skits featuring the music. Analysis of best practices and technology integration articles are included to further support the teacher of this lesson plan.
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.
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.
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.
History and Government of Canada
In this Canadian geography worksheet, learners read about how Canada developed and governs itself. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Haiku Straw Painting
Students explore haiku poetry, have the experience of writing a haiku, and make an ink painting to enhance the haiku.
Criminal or Hero
Fifth graders explore the origins of slavery. For this US History lesson, 5th graders create a map of the United States that shows where slavery existed. Students examine the life of a Northern slave through the use of a video.