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The Voices of Slavery
Fourth graders recognize and can describe the settlers of Early America. In this American colonies lesson plan, 4th graders research using primary and secondary sources, Native Americans, Europeans, and African Americans role in the colonies.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Our Side of the Story: African Americans Share Their Experiences of Slavery
Seventh graders listen to a variety of folktales sharing experiences of slavery. As a class, they compare and contrast reading a story and telling a story. They participate in a role play activity to discover the journey of a slave and reflect on the activity in their journal.
7th Language Arts 10 Views 81 Downloads
A Colony is Born : Lesson 3 - Marking Time
Fifth graders refer to text and timeline to fill in a graphic organizer and timeline from 1492-1607. They participate in a class discussion that allows for speedy accumulation of events and fill in their own timelines. They work in small groups to mark maps.
5th Language Arts 4 Views 31 Downloads
Development of the English Colonies
Learners research one of the original 13 colonies using the included worksheet. They also record their findings on a poster board to use during a class presentation. Students then take notes on the presentations using the provided graphic organizer and write an essay comparing and contrasting the development of the colonial regions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 120 Downloads
A Colony is Born : Lesson 4 - What Went Wrong?
Fifth graders compare and contrast two early colonies and make a T chart. They list examples of worked well and what did not, and significant historical events. They use higher order thinking skills by deducing how different scenarios affected colonists.
5th Language Arts 9 Views 9 Downloads
Book: The Original United States of America
Students, after reading Chapter One in the book, "The American Colonies' Sense of Who They Were," analyze the actions of the colonists as well as compare the similarities between the protests of the colonists and protests of today. They research various modern-day demonstrations (civil rights, etc.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Founding of America & Ben Franklin - Founding Fathers: The Immoral Institution of Slavery
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the institution of slavery. In this colonial America lesson, 11th graders watch 2 videos that feature the founding fathers' stance on slavery. Students research how selected founding fathers tried to abolish slavery and create written or artistic pieces that feature their findings.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Regions of Colonial america
Students examine european influences on colonial America. They describe how different economies developed depending on the region and climate. Students create posters depicting the economic and social characteristics of various colonial areas.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 29 Downloads
The Living Museum: George Washington, the Slave Owner
Eighth graders bring early America to life. In this George Washington lesson, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the first president, explore the relationships he had with his slaves, and research the backgrounds of some of his slaves. Students write and present first-person narratives in costume and character based on their findings.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Antebellum South
Your history students will be on the edges of their seats during this fascinating presentation, which details the abolition movement and slave life during the Antebellum period in the American South. Students will be left agape at the authentic advertisements for slave auctions and phots of "slave muzzles," as well as the pro-slavery propaganda messages.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 60 Downloads
The War in the South, 1778–1781
The second in a three-part look at the Revolutionary War focuses the years from 1778 through 1781 and zooms in on military operations in the southern colonies, the French alliance, and the role African-Americans played in events. Class members examine primary source documents, and their interactive maps created in the previous lesson, to determine why the British attempt to move the battlefield into the South proved unsuccessful.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Colonies in the Americas
Compare and contrast the goals, types of government, interactions with Native Americans, and other important features of the Spanish, British, and French colonies in the Americas with this graphic organizer.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Coming to America: A Look at Colonization in the 1600s
High schoolers analyze the European colonization of America. In this colonial America lesson, students use provided Internet resources to research colonization and representative government. High schoolers use their finding to create webpages, videos, or newsletters.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 27 Downloads
Understanding Work in Colonial Carolina
What was it like to live as an indentured servant or an apprentice in colonial Carolina? As part of a series of lessons focusing on the history of North Carolina, class members use a digital history textbook to examine primary and secondary sources about these forms of labor.
7th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Colonial American Trade, Currency, and Economy: The instability of a colonial economy
Students view an image of Nathanial Hurd's "Table of Conversions." They will work in small groups to complete a worksheet. Students participate in a discussion about colonial Boston's economy. This lesson is a precursor to a visit to the "About Face" exhibit at the Memorial Art Gallery.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
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
Nation Building and Economic Transformation in the Americas: 1800-1890
In need of a PowerPoint covering a 90 year span beginning in 1800? This helpful resource describes movements in the Americas concerning independence, wars, uprisings, rights movements, key players, and economic hardships relating to the building of new American nations.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads
Colonial Living: A Look at the Arts, Crafts, History, and Literature of Early Americans
Sixth graders examine the different aspects of life in Colonial America. At home, they make traditional colonial recipes to share with the class. In groups, they read a book about the purpose and act of quilting and create their own quilt using fabric squares.
6th Language Arts 8 Views 25 Downloads