Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
- 18th Century Events
18th Century Events Teacher Resources
Find teacher approved 18th Century Events educational resource ideas and activities
Students compare and contrast life in 18th and 21st century America. In this American history instructional activity, students view the video, "Ben Franklin and Philadelphia." Students then complete a comparison chart featuring the similarities and differences of the 18th and 21st centuries.
Students discover the purpose of the sacred cod carving in New England. In this New England history lesson, students read the story A Cod's Tale, and analyze photographs of Cod including their uses and size. Students utilize the Internet to further research the financial opportunities New England fisherman gained from harvesting a plentiful cod population.
Learners develop an understanding of art and history. In this instructional activity about sculpture and creating a mood, students will gain an understanding of a moment in history by observing art. Learners observe busts, and paintings from the certain times. Students create a bust of their own of a certain person they and a partner choose.
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and what they had to leave behind. Students write a newspaper article on life as an immigrant during the time period portrayed.