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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.
Students investigate the Industrial Revolution and the effect it had on New England. In this U.S. history lesson, students utilize the "centers" teaching plan and connect the location, place, human interaction, movement and region of the Industrial Revolution. Students investigate vocabulary associated with the lesson and discuss different ideas with the class.
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson plan. 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 plan has short biographies of many of the major players in the development of Arkansas.
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote regarding the influx of German immigrants to the U.S. during the 1700's. This is a great way to promote critical-thinking skills.
Young scholars 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.
Students perform research in order to answer an essential question: How did the cultural characteristics, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and economic conditions of the French, English, and Indians contribute to the growth of inter-group hostilities, fighting, and attacks in the late 17th and early 18th centuries?