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Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote regarding the influx of German immigrants to the U.S. during the 1700's. This is a great way to promote critical-thinking skills.
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. To end the lesson plan, they practice dying fabric using fruits and vegetables.
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an independent work station, and great for note taking or for added interest during lecture.
The book, Samuel's Choice is used to illustrate the decisions that African Americans who were enslaved during the Revolutionary War had to make. The series of four lessons is designed to be implemented after the book is read. The book, along with these fine lessons, would be a valuable addition to any study of the American Revolutionary period.
Students explore life in colonial Philadelphia. In this colonial America activity, 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.
Young scholars reflect on the events that led up to slavery in the early years of North America. In this United States History lesson, 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.
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.
Young scholars research colonial Maryland. In this colonial Maryland lesson, students participate in a WebQuest to investigate how families led their lives long ago. Young scholars compare family and city life from long ago and today. Students create a PowerPoint presentation and journal entries.