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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.
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.
Students read A Little Trouble in Amsterdam and discuss their reading. In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students complete pre-reading activities and post-reading activities for the book A Little Trouble in Amsterdam by Richard MacAndrew.
In this geography skills worksheet, students watch the video "Europe to the Max." Students then respond to 18 short answer questions about London, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris.
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. Neat ideas that can be modified to fit any number of art lessons.
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.
In this active voice and passive voice worksheet, students respond to 10 questions that require them to change the sentences from active voice to passive voice.
Are you working on an Anne Frank unit? Check reading comprehension for The Diary of Anne Frank with these ten multiple-choice questions. Years and numbers factor in along with other more general details.
Young scholars navigate the Visual Thesaurus to find keywords for research.  In this keywords lesson, students use synonyms, hypernyms and hyponyms to find keywords. Young scholars understand why some searches are effective and some are ineffective. 
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.
Learners examine how the European voyages of discovery influence American culture even today. They map eighteenth century Europe's impact on the United States.
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.
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. They understand how maps can reveal the cultural assumptions of particular times and places.
Learners 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. Learners read origin myths and choose a scene to illustrate in a contemporary setting.
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.
In this 5th grade social studies standardized test practice learning exercise, 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.
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.
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.
Learners practice expanding their vocabulary by utilizing a visual thesaurus.  In this web search lesson plan, students examine search engine inquiries by utilizing different keywords to get different results.  Learners work with a personal computer, internet access and Google.
Eighth graders, in groups, receive written summaries of the major people and events represented in the exhibit, as well as additional documents and websites.

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