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End of Unit 1 Assessment: Inferring and Synthesizing (From Two Texts) About Life in Colonial America
Close your colonial America unit with a performance-based assessment. Class members will show their proficiency in several skills including using details to back up inferences, determining the meaning of words in context, and synthesizing information from two texts on the same topic.
4th Language Arts 63 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About Work and Play in Colonial America
What was life like in colonial America? Follow this lesson and your pupils will find out what people in colonial times did for work and for fun. Ask learners to compare and contrast the two texts and explain what the reading helped them understand about colonial times by taking notes on details and inferences.
4th Language Arts 74 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About the Importance of Religion in Colonial America
Improve class understanding of colonial times by reading an informational text and filling out the accompanying graphic organizer. Class members work with a partner to read, take notes, make inferences, and synthesize information.The lesson does not provide a copy of If You Lived in Colonial Times, so you will need to find the text.
4th Language Arts 118 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning About Farms in Colonial America: Explicit vs. Inferred Information
Aid your pupils in understanding the terms explicit and inferred while teaching them about colonial farmers. The third lesson in the module, this plan builds off the previous lesson and focuses heavily on inference. Learners analyze a photograph and read an article about colonial farmers, filling out a graphic organizer, and collaborating with others as they work.
4th Language Arts 59 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Grade 4: Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 7 Paragraph Writing: The Role of Religion in Colonial America
Informative writing is emphasized in the standards. Help your learners reach that goal with the plan for paragraph writing outlined here. After reviewing the work from the day before and adding to their vocabulary notebooks, class members examine a model paragraph and then write and share organized, informative paragraphs about religion in colonial America.
4th Language Arts 58 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your learners will begin by considering how a city is like an organism, adding to T-charts that list what the main intakes, internal processes, and outputs of a city are and how they are performed.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 113 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering The Topic: Inferring and Confirming Using Evidence
Allow your class to figure out what they will be studying through an inquiry-based anticipatory set that involves analysis of mystery documents and practice with making inferences. The lesson document includes a detailed description of procedures as well as the mystery items and graphic organizers that your class will need to complete the assignment.
4th Language Arts 91 Views 122 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Bacon’s Rebellion
Your class members will bring history to life through an in-class reenactment of Bacon's Rebellion. Learners analyze primary source documents and images in order to understand the colonial rebellion, as well as to consider different perspectives and the fundamental concept of a rebellion.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 31 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions that your learners will consider as they complete this 22-question, multiple-choice assessment on the foundations of the American nation.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 53 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing to Inform: Colonial Trades
Fourth graders who are studying life in colonial America engage in a lesson plan which has them create a "Help Wanted" ad that would have been written by a master craftsperson from back in the day. They utilize a graphic organizer that helps them organize their thoughts into three categories: the trade a person is wanted for, what the job involves, and the skills required of all applicants.
4th Language Arts 29 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy
Which document introduced the idea of limited government? What is the official beginning of the American Revolution? From the colonial period to the establishment of the Constitution, this assessment includes 40 multiple choice questions on the foundations of American democracy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Thirteen Original Colonies
An outstanding lesson on the Thirteen Original Colonies, and the settling of Pennsylvania by William Penn is here for your learners. Valuable discussion takes place regarding how the colonies were settled, and some excellent handouts are embedded in the plan in the form of pdf files.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 83 Views 226 Downloads
Building Background Knowledge: Colonial Craftspeople
In the first lesson of this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders gain background knowledge of different jobs performed by early colonists. The class begins with a slide show presentation that includes a variety of great photographs depicting different trades in colonial America, during which learners work in small groups to take notes and make inferences about each occupation.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 66 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Summarizing and Synthesizing: Planning for Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
In lesson plan 13 of this unit on colonial trade, young researchers learn about apprentices as they prepare to write help-wanted ads for the specific trade they have been researching. To begin, the class listens closely as the teacher reads aloud an informational text on apprentices while working in small groups to take notes on the information they hear.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 69 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Young scholars research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two colonies.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 24 Views 132 Downloads
COLONIAL AMERICAN VILLAGES
Students are divided into groups (3-5 students per group is recommended). Each group be assigned a region of Colonial America (New England, Middle, or Southern). They conduct research using various sources such as texts, library m
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 17 Views 125 Downloads
Researching and Note-Taking: Becoming an Expert on a Colonial Trade
Fourth graders work in small groups to become experts on different colonial trades in the eighth lesson of this unit. Working toward the long-term goal of writing a piece of historical fiction, young scholars read informational texts and work collaboratively to take notes on terms related to their specific trade.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 102 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Benjamin Franklin: Goods and Services in Colonial America
Fifth graders examine the impact of Benjamin Franklin's ideas on the goods and services available in Colonial America as well as analyze the importance of Franklin to modern society. While listening to "How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning", they complete a provided worksheet then work in groups to create a museum exhibit about Franklin's contributions to modern day goods and services.
5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 62 Downloads
The First Great Awakening
Students examine the First Great Awakening and how it affected religious belief in colonial America. They read and analyze primary source documents, explore various websites, and write a five-paragraph essay examining the beliefs of Jonathan Edwards.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 115 Downloads