18th Century Events Teacher Resources

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Students investigate the Sedition Act and George Washington's position on the act. In this United States Colonial history lesson, students read about George Washington's position on the Sedition Act. Students then participate in a discussion and answer the assessment questions.
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre instructional activity, 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.
Students explore the accomplishments at the Constitutional Convention. For 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.
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms.  In this World History activity, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.  Students present their kingdom to the class.
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.
High schoolers create a timeline on the history of evolution. In this biology lesson, students research their assigned scientist's contribution to evolution theory. They write a three-paragraph analysis about the timeline.
Fifth graders become familiar with the history of rice and create a board game.  In 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.
Students 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
Learners 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.
Students 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.
Second graders engage in the task of looking at the how people flock to America from different parts of the world. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Students look at history as a vehicle of change and how people interact with one another to better themselves.
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 lesson, 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.
Pupils explore U.S. History by reading biographical text in class. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read about the famous American's first job and the transition he underwent from printing to politics. Pupils define lesson vocabulary terms and create their own potato stamps.
High schoolers 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.