18th Century Events Teacher Resources
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Students discuss the location, size, and interesting facts about Mars. They discover why scientists are so interested in studying this mysterious planet. They analyze the history of Martian exploration.
Students develop an elementary understanding of the history of art. They study the basic elements of a painting including perspective, composition, color, light and symbolism. They look at each selected painting and analyze it, moving from first impressions to a more detailed examination. to
Eighth graders consider how immigration impacted the East. In this West Virginia history lesson plan, 8th graders research the effects of immigration on Wheeling, West Virginia. Students also gather information about immigration on a field trip to the West Virginia State History Museum. Students use their findings to produce videos that highlight the immigrant experience.
Learners investigate the history of art by researching art training. In this Renaissance instructional activity, students identify the Royal Academy of Arts, its history, and the role it played in the formation of American artists. Learners attend a field trip with classmates to a local museum and utilize art vocabulary to describe what they see.
Third graders investigate primary documents to explore the history in Ipswich. For this Ipswich lesson, 3rd graders observe the Ebsco mural panels and gather information about Ipswich. Students work in groups of five to explore the panels. Students complete a worksheet on their panel.
Students are split into six small groups which focus on one of six websites, that tell the story of the emergence of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties at the end of the 18th century. They compile a chronological list of people and events from their research and create an annotated timeline from their material.
Young scholars research and discuss the origins of the American colonies and explore how colonists were still influenced by English culture. As a follow-up project, students produce a portrait of an individual.
Learners plan their escape as though they were an 18th century slave. In this slavery history lesson, students use the Internet to research runaway slaves, then create a plan for escape in the form of a short story or journal entry.
Using examples from Socrates to Johnny Carson, this slideshow presents your students with the history and definition of dramatic irony, satire, situational irony, and tragic irony. This presentation would be useful in a language arts class, a writing seminar, a sociology lecture, or in a linguistics course.
Learners 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.
Students discuss the style and characteristics of the Classical era and the genre of opera. They compare and contrast modern day popular icons to musical icons throughout history. They write original librettos to modern entertainment.
High schoolers 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.
Young scholars research George Washington's stance on slavery. In this slavery instructional activity, students examine primary documents that reveal the relationship between Washington and his slaves at Mount Vernon.
Students examine the role of the 'Salon'. In this historic communications lesson plan, students role play and use discussion to enhance their understanding of the role the Salon played in 18th century Europe. Students will divide into groups, engage in philosophical and scientific discussion, then re-group to engage in discourse with other small groups.
Fourth graders analyze colonial rule and policies with regard to the causes of the American Revolution. In this Colonial America simulation lesson, 4th graders role play in an Independence Game, reacting to a variety of "events" that happen. Students respond in an events journal about their role and record their thoughts, feelings, and decisions in each situation.
Students use primary sources to investigate, explore and represent varying perspectives on the 1704 Deerfield Raid. They consider the reasons Deerfield was at the center of English, French and Native American conflicts in the early 18th century.
Eighth graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this South Carolina history lesson, 8th graders examine sources that require them to examine the life of William Ellison, a black slave owner.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, high schoolers respond to 24 multiple choice questions about The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Middle schoolers consider how George Washington influenced the presidency. In this presidential history worksheet, students discuss the precedents Washington set and analyze a letter that Washington sent to James Madison.
Young scholars explore history of silhouettes, and help create keepsake silhouettes, frame them, or use them to make a special Mother's Day card.