Colonial Period Government and Politics Teacher Resources
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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
The Architecture of New England and the Southern Colonies as it Reflects the Changes in Colonial Life
Students compare and contrast the various types of architecture in the Southern colonies. Using slides, they discuss how the homes were made and the materials used. In groups, they identify how the types of homes reflected the lifestyles of the colonists living in the Southern colonies.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 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
The US Constitution in My Classroom
Fourth graders research the government. In this governement lesson, 4th graders participate in 11 days of lessons related to the branches of the government, laws, the constitution and more. This lesson contains videos, rubrics, worksheets, and more.
4th Social Studies & History 20 Views 31 Downloads
Patriots and Loyalists
Learners examine portraits by John Singleton Copley and discuss how the subject's appearance communicates important information about his or her life. They write a diary entry from the point of view of a portrait subject.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Age of Constitution Writing
Was the United States significantly more democratic in their governing structures and laws after the overthrow of British authorities? Compare and contrast summaries of the country's constitutions under British rule and after independence, as well as examine a summation of the Articles of Confederation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 19 Downloads
Towards Separation of Church and State in Gloucester
Explore New England government in the 1700's with your class. They will identify historical documents as primary or secondary sources, then read and discuss the significance of these documents as they relate to the "freedom of religion" stated in the Bill of Rights.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
This exercise on the Constitution requires small groups to design a visual metaphor that expresses the concept behind one of seven principles: popular sovereignty, federalism, republicanism, separation of powers, checks and balances, limited government, and individual rights.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 60 Downloads
Representation: By State or by Population
Should representation in the new United States government be based on population? This instructional activity illustrates the details of this important quandary through an adaptation of speeches on the topic given at the Constitutional Convention.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 17 Downloads
The Declaration of Independence
Students examine the Declaration of Independence. In this colonial America lesson, students read literature regarding the document as well as excerpts of the document itself. Students also perform a Reader's Theatre script based on the signing of the document.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 35 Views 175 Downloads
The Mayflower Compact
Fourth graders explore the events leading up to the Mayflower Compact. In this government instructional activity, 4th graders have a teacher-led class discussion on the importance of government, then complete a worksheet on the topic.
4th Social Studies & History 9 Views 51 Downloads
We The People: A History
Learners play a game about taxation where they have tax collectors that simulate the feelings and reasons that led to the American Revolution. In this taxation lesson plan, students learn about why the people in the colonies were so upset about taxation.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 59 Downloads
Students embark on a journey through colonial times. In this early settlement lesson, students come to understand what life was like for the settlers in the early colonies. Students research and create projects illustrating their new knowledge of these early settlements.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 35 Views 207 Downloads
Lesson 2: The Tired King
Learners are introduced to the three functions of government (legislative, judicial, and executive). They read and discuss a story about an overworked king who must handle all the tasks of government. Students give a description of the three functions of government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 35 Downloads
When Things Fall Apart
Students examine the impact of colonialism on African nations, researching and analyzing post-colonial literature from those countries. They develop and present a creative display of their novel and its historic parallels.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 25 Views 107 Downloads
President Who? Forgotten Founders and Their Capitols
Students explore the beginning of the United Colonies that were formed in 1774. In this history lesson, students discuss the Articles of Confederation and then answer questions about the events surrounding the development of the colonies.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
A More Perfect Union
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on the development of the U.S. government. They examine the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence, develop a class translation of the preamble to the Constitution, create a flow chart, and present a skit.
4th Social Studies & History 11 Views 80 Downloads
The Differences Between Anti-Federalists and Federalists
Students examine the differences between Anti-Federalists and Federalists during colonial times. In this U.S. history lesson plan, students discover the differences between Federalists and Anti-Federalists, then construct propaganda posters from one of their points of view.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 7 Views 42 Downloads