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Discover colonies! Young historians will listen to a primary source journal entry read aloud with a backdrop of wave sounds. They discuss the entry, add historical facts to a chart and personal insights to another. Then they listen to more entries for pertinent criteria and assess them.
Students examine the history and influential people of the Colonial American period. In this Colonial America lesson, students discover what daily life was like during Colonial times, and discuss the 13 original colonies. Students will research interesting facts that pertain to each colony, then select one influential colonist and write about.
Students watch a teacher presented Readers Theater about Colonial America to introduce the students to the topic. In this Colonial America lesson, 4th graders recreate a timeline of early American history, using unconventional materials. Students complete this timeline in small groups.
Here is a wonderful series of ten lessons that will inform third graders about what life was like for people during the Colonial era in America. Activities in math, science, language arts, social studies, art, and writing are all present in this impressive plan. An outstanding test is found at the end of the lessons which will challenge each learner to show what they have gleaned from the unit.
Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders read about, appreciate, and have a clear understanding of what colonial schools were like. They make comparisons of colonial schooling and current schooling through a Venn diagram graphic organizer and appreciate proverbs as cultural wisdom.
Guide advanced historians as they investigate the essential question: "What level of religious toleration was practiced in Colonial America and what conclusions can be drawn based on isolated incidents of religious persecution?" Groups analyze and summarize a primary source, synthesized in a poster project. Sources are linked, and an extension opportunity is given for groups that would like to cross-analyze 2 sources. Consider creating a template to guide the assignment.
Students examine the causes of the American Revolution. In this colonial America lesson, students read handouts regarding the sequence of events that led to the commencement of the war. Students complete the provided worksheets and participate in the provided simulation.