18th Century Events Teacher Resources
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Potters with some experience will enjoy trying their hand at using marbled slipware techniques on their hand-built plates. The step-by-step directions are illustrated, and tips and cautions are included in the resource. The packet also includes a bit of history of the process, a materials list, and biographical information about the potter.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President
High schoolers investigate reasons why James Madison is called the "Father of the Constitution." They discuss three events during his presidency that raised constitutional questions and look at Madison's opinions of those questions. They complete the associated worksheets.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 25 Downloads
Western Civilizations, Chapter 17: Enlightenment
Use primary sources to authenticate your historians' experience of western civilizations! This documents-analysis tool is one of many learning strategies included in this online resource, which covers ancient to modern history. This section has scholars examining four documents (not included, but named) involved in the philosophies, art movements, and scientific progress during the period of Enlightenment.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
18th Century Life in the United States
Students compare and contrast life in 18th and 21st century America. In this American history lesson, 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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Vanished Occupations: Life on an Iron Plantation
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.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Scientific Revolution (1550-1700)
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the Scientific Revolution. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 162 Downloads
A Request for Aid: Tuscarora Role-play Activity
Eighth graders discover details about the Tuscarora Indians. In this Native American history lesson, 8th graders read a primary document that outlines the request of the Tuscarora Indians to move to Pennsylvania and the Tuscarora War. Students then use the provided classroom to aids to participate in a simulation based on the events.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Most Groundbreaking Scientist You've Never Heard Of
When presenting the history of science to your class, include this scientist who is rarely mentioned, yet he made tremendous contributions. Nicolas Steno invented stratigraphy, compared the anatomy of various animals, broke ground for geology and evolutionary theory, and more!
5 mins 8th - 12th Science 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seeking a Fortune in 18th Century Maritime Boston
Study the Revolutionary War era practice of recruiting seamen to prey upon the British shipping industry, and discuss the impact this practice had on the Colonial war efforts. Learners read and interpret recruiting advertisements for these positions.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Young scholars explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Young scholars discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 31 Views 87 Downloads
Using Political Cartoons to Understand Historical Events
Examine historical perspectives through the use of political cartoons. Learners complete analysis activities related to the president's title, the establishment of the national bank, and the Jay Treaty.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 99 Downloads
New Review Call to Arms: A Service Project
Sick of selling candy and washing cars? How about hosting a Digital Day or a Learning Lunch? The suggestions here make fund raising fun and rewarding. Raise money to preserve important maps and other primary source documents. Although designed for Texas students, the approach can be used for any service project.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Snapshots in time
Young scholars describe and identify the types of maritime activity between 1680 and 1806. In this maritime history lesson, students explore the "On the Water" exhibit online and describe the people involved. Young scholars choose 3-5 maritime activities which affect their lives or the community and take digital photos of them.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
How Lessons from the Past Can Inspire New Art
Young scholars investigate the history of art by researching art training. In this Renaissance lesson, students identify the Royal Academy of Arts, its history, and the role it played in the formation of American artists. Young scholars attend a field trip with classmates to a local museum and utilize art vocabulary to describe what they see.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 15 Downloads
The Sport of Kings: Horse Racing in America
Learners examine the history of horse racing. They discuss their experiences with horse racing, and conduct Internet research. Students select a topic related to the history of horse racing, write and present a report, and read and summarize a Dick Francis horse racing mystery.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
T H E P O W E R O F A R C H I T E C T U R E
Learners arecognize the architecture of another culture, how the architecture of a people records their history, explore artistic elements, explore and use geometric concepts of shape, pattern, and symmetry.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads