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A Birthday in Amsterdam
Students view Rembrandt's etching, View of Amsterdam. They compare commerce and trade of 17th-century Amsterdam to modern day. They create self-portraits of themselves as children with birthday gifts during the 17th century.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies
Listen as this famed speaker argues why "the real story of history is about regular people trying to take care of their families" and "small-scale dramas," particularly in the case of colonial America. Topics covered include the shift from New Amsterdam to New York after the English takeover, implications for economic freedom for women, the establishment of Pennsylvania as a haven for Quakers, consequences of Bacon's rebellion, and general colonial American economics and demographics.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
A Little Trouble in Amsterdam
Young scholars read A Little Trouble in Amsterdam and discuss their reading. In this reading comprehension lesson, students complete pre-reading activities and post-reading activities for the book A Little Trouble in Amsterdam by Richard MacAndrew.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The Restoration Colonies
Explore the earliest American cities in this presentation, which details the demographics, geography, and characteristics of New York, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, among others. These slides help to fill in the gap between the landing of the Mayflower and the American Revolution.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 39 Downloads
Jump-Starting Research with Visual Thesaurus
Students navigate the Visual Thesaurus to find keywords for research. In this keywords lesson, students use synonyms, hypernyms and hyponyms to find keywords. Students understand why some searches are effective and some are ineffective.
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 61 Downloads
Before seeing this presentation, your class might not have a grasp of the contributions to art, science, and politics made by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries. Comprehensive and engaging, the many images and discussion points in this slideshow will keep viewers' attention throughout your lecture on world history.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Winter Landscape with Skaters by Hendrick Avercamp
In need of a quick set of ideas to use on a wintery day? Why not analyze Winter Landscape with Skaters with your class? After a thorough discussion, learners compare and contrast two paintings, research what curators do, draw landscapes, and write an imaginary biography of their lives as artists in the past.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
The First Jews in America
Students investigate how Jews established roots in America. Students determine the difference between religious tolerance and separation of church and state. Students participate in a role-play activity using primary and secondary resources.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Mapping Colonial New England: Looking at the Landscape of New England
Students understand the similarities and differences between English and Native American conceptions of the land and town settlement. They understand how the colony of Massachusetts developed and expanded. Students understand the causes of King Philip's War.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 65 Downloads
Students examine Rembrandt's "Abduction of Europa." In this Greek art instructional activity, students discuss how the artist has taken an ancient Greek myth and contemporized it. Students read origin myths and choose a scene to illustrate in a contemporary setting.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
House Two: The Red and Blue House - Schroder House, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Young scholars analyze the architecture of the Red and Blue House in The Netherlands. In this architecture analysis lesson, students analyze The Schroder House and complete discussion questions. Young scholars also complete follow up activities, read about the background of the architect, and complete a research project.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Grade 5: Elementary Social Studies Test: Document 2, 2008
In this 5th grade social studies standardized test practice worksheet, students examine documents and tables. Students respond to 1 essay and 5 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of social studies.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 39 Downloads
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Anne Frank and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
4th - 8th Language Arts 31 Views 143 Downloads
Students study themselves in a mirror paying close attention to every attribute on their face. In this self portrait lesson students create a self portrait the same way as Rembrandt has done many times. Students also ask themselves a series of questions to help them compose a personal self portrait which portrays themselves in the best possible way.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 37 Downloads
Jump-Starting Research with the Visual Thesaurus
Students practice expanding their vocabulary by utilizing a visual thesaurus. In this web search lesson, students examine search engine inquiries by utilizing different keywords to get different results. Students work with a personal computer, internet access and Google.
2nd - 4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 6 Downloads