Colonial Period Government and Politics Teacher Resources
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Lesson: Tlatelolco: Mexican Student Massacre 1968
The Massacre of Tlatelolco is the focus of a discussion-based activity. Civil-minded learners consider the nature of student movements that have ended in violence based on over-reaction and government oppression. They discuss the social...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Architecture of New England and the Southern Colonies as it Reflects the Changes in Colonial Life
Young scholars 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...
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The US Constitution in My Classroom
Fourth graders research the government. In this governement lesson plan, 4th graders participate in 11 days of lessons related to the branches of the government, laws, the constitution and more. This lesson plan contains videos, rubrics,...
4th Social Studies & History
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 They will identify historical documents as primary or secondary sources, then read and discuss the significance of these documents as they relate to the "freedom of religion"...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
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,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Representation: By State or by Population
Should representation in the new United States government be based on population? This 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
The Declaration of Independence
Learners examine the Declaration of Independence. For this colonial America lesson, students read literature regarding the document as well as excerpts of the document itself. Learners also perform a Reader's Theatre script based on the...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History