18th Century Events Teacher Resources

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Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative projects to share their findings.
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms.  In this World History instructional activity, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.  Students present their kingdom to the class.
Students explore the accomplishments at the Constitutional Convention. In this U. S. Constitution lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation on the convention prior to participating in a simulation of the event.
Fifth graders closely examine the effects of slavery on American society giving special emphasis to the issue of social injustice, the life of Harriet Tubman, the underground railroad and the achievements of Abraham Lincoln during this month long unit. Students conduct research, write fictional accounts of historical events, recreate an underground railroad at their school and participate in role playing activities.
Second graders view a website to become familiar with Bethabara, a Moravian settlement.  In this Moravian migration lesson, 2nd graders find similarities and differences to the community of the Moravians in the 18th century.  Students create a visual presentation based on pictures of the Moravian community.
Fifth graders investigate currencies of the 17th and 18th century English colonists. In this currency lesson, 5th graders make connections between unit of account and the medium of exchange. Students create their own money using images from their school.
Students examine how history influenced American music. They view a Powerpoint presentation, listen to and analyze music, take notes on historical facts, and create and present a Powerpoint presentation to the class.
On this worksheet, space scientists use a data table to answer questions about the relationship between the brightness of solar flares and the intensity of the solar proton events. They apply what they learned from the data to address the effects of these events on satellites. An online extra credit problem has them analyze statistical data of solar proton events since 1996.
Fifth graders become familiar with the history of rice and create a board game.  For this rice lesson, 5th graders understand the history of rice through the playing of a game.  Students use  vocabulary words related to the history of rice.
Young scholars examine the discrepancies and differences between a realistic and authentic portrayal of history as they study how people in 1910 interpreted the Native American and English relationship of 1675-1704
Students research and write an essay describing historical events surrounding the Canadian government's treaty with Aboriginal peoples. They examine the motives behind treaty documents and government acts to determine whether government or colonial negotiators lived up to the promises they mouthed.
Learners research and write an essay comparing the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Quebec Act of 1774 in the context of the events surrounding the times.
From the ancient Romans' efforts to drain marshland in order to reduce malaria, to Louis Pasteur's vaccinations for rabies and anthrax, discover the evolution of health care methods and documentation throughout history. Each slide in this presentation focuses on a particular culture, primarily in ancient history, and its unique contribution to man's knowledge of how to treat disease and illness.
Students are introduced to the culture of African American art. Using the internet, they research the events surrounding the Harlem Renaissance and discover how it produced a wide variety of art and literature. To end the instructional activity, by analyzing different pieces of artwork by various artists to identify the political statement in the art.
Students discuss the sculptural group of Three Goddessesby Joseph Nollekens in a study of the classical past. In this Classical history lesson, students describe the three figures in the painting and read an excerpt for the story the art was based on. Students visit various websites to research the Grand Tour and classical examples in today's forms of art. Students discuss American myths.
Learners explore U.S. History by reading biographical text in class. In this Benjamin Franklin activity, students read about the famous American's first job and the transition he underwent from printing to politics. Learners define activity vocabulary terms and create their own potato stamps.
Learners 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.
Eleventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this historical artifacts lesson, 11th graders select and research historical topics that require them to interpret calendars, timelines, maps, charts, paintings, cartoons, architecture and other artifacts.
Students create a presentation on one of seven diseases common to sea going ships.  In this diseases on ships lesson, 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.
Pupils discover business and industries located in West Virginia. In this West Virginia history instructional activity, students research the West Virginia Encyclopedia in order to gather information about the industries of the state. Pupils take notes on index cards that they use to create a time using the information gathered.