18th Century Influential Leaders Teacher Resources
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Ka'ianaa'ahu'ulu: A Leader of Hawai'i
Learners evaluate leadership traits in 18th century Hawai'i and modern times. In this leadership skills lesson, students identify leadership traits and read the story of Ka’iana. Learners monitor the leadership activities of a partner and research another leader to compare with Ka’iana.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 15 Downloads
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader?
Students list qualities they believe made George Washington an effective military leader. They discuss some difficulties Washington faced as Commander-in-Chief and describe his response to the Newburgh Conspiracy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 17 Downloads
Fifth graders investigate what a covenant was and how they relate to contemporary government ideals. In this comparing covenant lesson, 5th graders examine primary source documents that are examples of covenants from 18th century New England.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
We the People Level 2
Young scholars explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution lesson, students identify the role government plays in our society and the differences the British colonies had in the early 18th century. Young scholars read assigned text which describes the historical event and complete worksheets and study questions.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 149 Downloads
Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?
High schoolers examine life in Babylonia during the time of King Hammurabi. They read and discuss excerpts of the Code of Hammurabi, participate in a simulation of advisors to the king, complete an online interactive activity, answer discussion questions, and write a five-paragraph essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 48 Views 140 Downloads
The American Revolution: Moving West and South
Middle schoolers examine several letters to the editor from both a local newspaper and national newspapers. After reviewing current letters, they write a letter to the editor of an 18th-century newspaper expressing their opinion about the American Revolution.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 32 Views 99 Downloads
The War in the North, 1775–1778
Using primary source documents, including maps, learners examine Revolutionary War events from 1775 to 1778. The focus here is on the challenges George Washington and the Continental army faced and how they persevered in spite of those hardships.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Contributions of Female Explorers
Think of a few of the great explorers in world history...are you thinking of any women? Chances are, probably not, and this will most likely be the case for many of your class members. But in many ways, female explorers may exemplify greater strength and passion than most explorers we commonly think of, as they challenged incredible social criticism and restrictions in order to pursue their adventurous spirit.
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring George Washington's Leadership
Students examine primary documents to determine whether or not George Washington was an honest leader. In this presidential history lesson, students evaluate Washington's leadership prior to and during his presidency. Guided reading activities are included with this lesson.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 11 Downloads
George Washingon: A Responsible Family Man?
Young researchers travel back in time, using research to identify George Washington's skills as a national leader and family man. Pick and choose from these steps to get a solid outline for a lesson on primary sources and research. Scholars use the library and online resources to form an opinion about Washington, after which they write a letter to the editor explaining why he would make a good father.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 11 Downloads
Leadership of the Revolution
Fourth graders use primary sources to research information on Revolutionary War Leaders. In this Revolutionary War lesson, 4th graders work in groups find the content each leader influenced and explained details about home life. Students compare and contrast three leaders in a triple Venn.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The British Origins of Industrialism
Tenth graders brainstorm the Industrial Revolution and how it changed the lives of people. They describe rural life in preindustrial Britain. They identify the factors that allowed Britian to become the first industrialized nations.
10th Technology & Engineering 13 Views 46 Downloads
Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?
Students examine Hammurabi's Code. They take on the role of his council of advisors and report their "advice" to the king. They write an essay discussing an aspect of daily life that the Code exemplifies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 61 Downloads
A Day at Mount Vernon
Students discover daily life on George Washington's plantation, Mount Vernon. In this compare and contrast lesson, 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Who is Alexander von Humboldt?
Never heard of Alexander von Humboldt? Don't miss the opportunity to tell your class about "the most important forgotten man of science." The narrator describes an array of Humboldt's scientific accomplishments in his five-year journey through South Africa, such as his detailed drawings of Inca ruins, discovery of new species, recordings of air pressure at the highest altitude by that time, etc.
4 mins 9th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 4: Leadership in Victory: One Last Measure of the Man
Learners examine George Washington's contributions to the United States. In this George Washington instructional activity, students study the qualities that made Washington a military leader. Learners also explore the Newburgh Conspiracy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 147 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and suggested news articles and videos, learners discuss the country's history of inequality and the Brazilian government's efforts to reduce poverty.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable