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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.
Delve into North Carolina's colonial history with a study of the War of Regulation, in which scholars compare the easterners and westerners of the region. Utilize a primary source and have your young historians write an editorial from the perspective of someone involved. Prior context is required to for them to access the primary source letter, which they analyze with the attached APPARTS chart. The editorial allows for some creativity and may make good material for peer sharing.
This lesson has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in order to foster an understanding of triangular trade and English trade regulation occurring during the American Revolution. Fifth grade Social Studies is in the bag!
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw inferences. Read a historical document containing various perspectives on Columbus' journey to find new land. Use those documents as the basis for a Readers Theater performance focused on British colonization and commerce.
Learners identify 50 States and the major geographic features, regions, and political representation of each. In connection, they investigate the causes and effects of European colonization on North America. They identify the formation of the democratic form of government. Pulled together,a time line is created with at least three visuals.
Young scholars explore U.S. growth by examining photographs. In this U.S. government lesson, students discuss the American Revolution and the impact it had on colonial Virginia and 20th century America. Young scholars view photographs and documents from colonial Virginia and create captions for the images.
Students research the historical foundation of philanthropic organizations. In this values and history lesson, students brainstorm paid and unpaid jobs available today, and work in groups to research the types of charitable organizations that were formed and developed during colonial times. An essay is written and a timeline created in co-operative groups.