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In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding late 17th and 18th century America. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students explore the history of chocolate and its consumption. In this chocolate history lesson plan, 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. 
Learners research 18th century clothing, emphasizing the mob cap, and why it was worn. They analyze radius, diameter, and circumference, and construct their own mob cap out of paper.
In this SoHo House learning journey worksheet, students read a short history of the So Ho house and the prominent workman associated with it. They read about James Watt, William Murdoch, and Matthew Boulton.
Students engage in a long term unit concerning world theatre history. They use guided questions in order to conduct research to cover the history of theatre in different time periods. During the class the teacher lectures and the students take notes to add to internet research.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about Europe between 1815 and 1848. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Learners research the concept of a dungeon during the time of the 18th century. They are looking for its significance and the reason for its construction tied to the lifestyles of people during the time. Students compare and contrast the prison system of the time with modern prisons.
Students explore nature of cultural movements in Western Civilization since the 18th Century by examining various styles of painting, and analyzing impact of culture on its forms of artistic expression. Students then create imitative paintings of work by selected artist, and created weblets using Claris or Netscape.
The proof is in the probate record. Much can be learned about history by investigating old, primary source documents. Class members hone their detective skills by examing the 1759 probate record of Sarah Green. Who was this lady? Was she relatively wealthy? Was she educated? Married women at that time could not own real property yet Sarah's probate record reveals she owned a lot of stuff. What then can be deduced? Guided by study questions, class members draw conclusions from the information recorded on the document.
Students read runaway slave advertisements while completing a chart to determine whether slaves successfully escaped. In this US history lesson plan, students must research the Virginia Runaways Digital Project and use the given links to runaway slave advertisements.
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.
Budding historical analysts take to describing the road to Latin American independence. They'll respond to three writing prompts which require them to describe or analyze specific events in Latin American history. 
Students analyze photographs of iron plantations to infer what life was like in these 18th century Pennsylvania villages. They then divide into small groups to research primary documents that explain the types of jobs performed on the iron plantations. Each group writes a letter to someone living in a big city explaining what it is like on the plantation.
In this online interactive history instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the Scientific Revolution. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive instructional activity.
Students investigate the history of the Moravians. They examine the Moravian community in the 18th century in the New World and compare and contrast the types of structures in 18th-century Bethlehem with those located in their own community.
The battle at the Alamo may be one of the most famous military campaigns in Texas history, but it is by no means the only one. As part of their study of the military history of Texas, class members research less-well-known sites, locate them on a map, and prepare a presentation about the instillation and its importance.
To celebrate Texas, groups plan and create a commemorative map for a topic or theme in Texas history. The richly detailed plan and the approach could easily be adapted to any state. Samples are included.
High schoolers conduct research on the events of the end of the 18th century in order to identify critical factors leading to the development of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican political parties. They summarize the key positions of both parties.
The kite has an amazing history! It has been used for thousands of years, has led to many scientific disoveries, and has made some people very famous. Just ask Ben Franklin! This terrific lesson offers many cross-curricular activities that all have to do with the kite. There are worksheets, and terrific resource links embedded in the plan as well. This activities in this plan are sure to be a hit with your students!
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson. Elementary schoolers to high schoolers identify persons associated with the development of the state from the very first European contact to statehood in 1836. Besides outlining some great activities, this lesson has short biographies of many of the major players in the development of Arkansas.