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Students discover boats by researching 18th century ships. For this Naval history lesson, students identify and describe the different components of an 18th century naval ship after researching information on the Internet. Students complete a Naval Ship worksheet and practice using discovery vocabulary terms.
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. Letters are exchanged with classmates for peer review before turning in a final draft.
Students study the goals set out for the Constitution. They examine the resolutions arrived at to resolve three major conflicts which arose during the writing of the Constitution. They discuss or write down a one-sentence summary of what goals the Preamble sets out for the Constitution.
Young scholars explore governmental organizations. They compare and contrast the U. S. Constitution to EU's Constitutional Treaty. After describing the legal processes of a free society, students play a "Time Is On My Side" game which covers major events in American and European history.
Ninth graders analyze the English model if imperialism with regard to China and examine the economic and political impact of trade and conflict between England and China in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They discuss the impact that opium had both in China and England during the trading time periods.
Students examine the geography of different treaty areas in order to see what it was that made these areas valuable to Europeans and Aboriginal peoples. They look at the treaties to see how these resources are dealt with, or how they were not, and what the immediate and long-term consequences were for Aboriginal peoples.
Students 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 analyze the different roles assumed by various Native American tribes during the American Revolution. They examine the issues involved for Native Americans in choosing the British or the American side of the conflict, such as maintaining trade or preserving homelands. They complete several online activity worksheets after reading some of the information about the Indian's involvement in the American Revolution.