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Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address with your history students. The length and breadth of this presentation makes it ideal to break up over many different class sessions as you complete your unit.
Eleventh graders analyze the significant events in the founding of the United States. They read and analyze text, role-play famous Colonial Americans, write a biographical journal entry, and develop a thesis and write an essay in preparation for the Advanced Placement essay.
Learners explore US history by completing an ancestry activity. In this slavery lesson, students research Internet sites and identify the slave trade routes used several hundred years ago. Learners create a timeline based on African American slavery and read several biographies of former slaves.
Pupils examine the role of slavery in the United States. In this American history lesson, students watch segments of the video "Slavery and the Making of America." Pupils conduct further research pertaining to Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Freeman, David Walker, Denmark Vesey, and Harriet Jacobs. Students also investigate slave census records. ï»¿
Students explore life in colonial Philadelphia. For this colonial America lesson, students research print and electronic sources about Benjamin Frankin and other Dury, Pennsylvania residents. Students write stories that include dialogue between Franklin and the residents.
Students explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution instructional activity, students identify the role government plays in our society and the differences the British colonies had in the early 18th century. Students read assigned text which describes the historical event and complete worksheets and study questions.
Fourth graders investigate the role of African American slaves in rice plantations. In this slave life lesson, 4th graders discuss the products produced in the 13 colonies. Students discuss the importance of rice to South Carolina's economy. Students complete a Venn Diagram, two group projects, write a paragraph about life during the period, and complete a think-pair-share activity.
Students reflect on the events that led up to slavery in the early years of North America. In this United States History lesson plan, students read excerpts from the book "Out of Many," then gather in small groups to answer specific questions from the reading as well as discuss their personal thoughts about it.
Sixth graders examine the use of slavery in the United States. Using a map, they draw the route of the Tecora and Amistad voyages. Individually, they write an essay describing their opinions on whether the Africans on the ships should be able to go free. They write a journal entry role-playing as someone on the ships and re-write one of the books in the form of a cartoon or children's book to end the lesson.
Seventh graders use print and electronic resources to gather and analyze information on the political system in the United States. Using the Constitution, they identify and discuss instances of racism included in amendments and laws. In groups, they use this information to perform a skit, make a poster or write an essay on the effects of these amendments or laws on the African-American community.
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the visions of abolitionists and proponents of slavery. In this slavery activity, 11th graders read primary documents representing both sides of the slavery issue and use graphic organizers to analyze the pieces. Students then compose essays that compare and contrast the views of slavery.
Seventh graders research the past and present policies in the United States regarding immigration. As a class, they read "Immigration Timeline" to examine the various groups who came to America for a better life. To end the lesson, they participate in a debate over the issue of bilingual education and whether it should be allowed in schools.
Here is an ambitious, yet grade-level-appropriate, series of lessons on early explorers for your first graders. Pupils will discover who the important early explorers were, where they went, why they went there, and what they discovered. There is a map embedded in the plan that they use to trace explorers' routes, and a timeline that offers a visual sequence of the events covered. Very nice!
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation. There are 10 full assignments compiled in a fourteen-page packet.
Learners define national identity, explain importance of having national identity, describe America's national identity, work together and formulate class vision of what America's national identity is, identify United States symbols and explain how they express national identity of country, interpret documents and other artifacts for their contributions to national identity, and identify historical and modern day heroes who personify America's identity.