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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 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 12 Views 41 Downloads
A Little Trouble in Amsterdam
Students 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
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
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 7 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 7 Downloads
The First Jews in America
Learners investigate how Jews established roots in America. Students determine the difference between religious tolerance and separation of church and state. Learners participate in a role-play activity using primary and secondary resources.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Jump-Starting Research with Visual Thesaurus
Students navigate the Visual Thesaurus to find keywords for research. In this keywords lesson plan, 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 62 Downloads
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 66 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis, group reading and discussion, and a final group project whereby learners contribute to a creative class mural reflecting what they have learned.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 82 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Kingdom of Benin
Discover the society of Benin through analysis of several artifacts and rich primary source materials. Here you'll find worksheets on topics as the work of Benin craftsmen, the influence of the all-powerful Oba, explanations for the great wealth and power of the kingdom, and the structure of the city itself.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping Colonial New England: Looking at the Landscape of New England
Learners 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 31 Views 74 Downloads
Students examine Rembrandt's "Abduction of Europa." In this Greek art lesson, 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 11 Views 20 Downloads
House Two: The Red and Blue House - Schroder House, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Students 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. Students 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
Coal, Steam, and the Industrial Revolution
Your young historians will learn about the truly revolutionary processes and developments of the Industrial Revolution in this presentation. The narrator begins by discussing specific advancements of the British textile industry, and then details arguments behind why the Industrial Revolution originated in Europe versus China and India.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Early Explorers
Here you'll find several worksheets and mini-activities for giving your learners a great overview of early explorers, including the motivations and home countries of famous explorers and development of new technologies.
5th Social Studies & History 48 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable