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Students discover daily life on George Washington's plantation, Mount Vernon. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, students examine the life styles at four distinct sites at Mount Vernon to become familiar with the people, places, and objects that were part of 18th century life.
Students discuss contemporary methods of travel and the time it takes to travel to places. They use the Internet to explore 18th century travel. Students work in small group to research the amount of time it would have taken representatives of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia to travel from their home colonies and compare to the amount of time it would take by automobile.
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.
A periodic table of elements displays the elements in groups ordered by when they were discovered. Click-by-click, new elements are added, resulting in an almost up-to-date chart. In order to reinforce the idea that symbols are used in everyday life, examples of math, money, and music symbols are shown. This is a fascinating PowerPoint on the history of chemical symbols, but does not teach any chemistry concepts.