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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your learners will begin by considering how a city is like an organism, adding to T-charts that list what the main intakes, internal processes, and outputs of a city are and how they are performed.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 101 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Interpreting Foundation Documents of the American Republic
Explore early American documents that qualify as primary sources. Tenth and eleventh graders use the provided worksheets to analyze the texts of the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Northwest Ordinance.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 43 Views 266 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Life on Plymouth Plantation
Third graders research life of Plymouth Plantation and write letters about life there home. In this Plymouth life lesson, 3rd graders complete a webquest as they gather information about the journey to America on the Mayflower and the homes, farming, and transportation of Plymouth Plantation.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Early Contacts: Native American and European Women in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this colonial America lesson, students examine the relationships between Native American women and European women who encountered one another in the new colonies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 40 Downloads
The Settlement of the Chesapeake
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.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 58 Downloads
Agriculture Shapes Kentucky History
Students explore the lives of early American Indians and settlers in Kentucky. They describe the agricultural practices of Indians native to Kentucky and develop a supply list for a group of settlers coming to the state to establish farms. Students explain how land and water systems and transportation methods helped Kentucky develop into a strong agricultural state.
4th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
New Review Wetland Inhabitants
A collection of activities, printable materials, and informational handouts are a perfect addition to your unit on the plants and animals that live in the wetlands habitat. First, kids bring in a picture of an adult, as well as a picture of that adult as a child, and compare how he or she changed throughout the years.
K - 6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Benjamin Franklin: Goods and Services in Colonial America
Fifth graders examine the impact of Benjamin Franklin's ideas on the goods and services available in Colonial America as well as analyze the importance of Franklin to modern society. While listening to "How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning", they complete a provided worksheet then work in groups to create a museum exhibit about Franklin's contributions to modern day goods and services.
5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 62 Downloads
Fifth graders complete a unit on early explorers. They develop a timeline, sing a Viking song, watch a video, compile a checklist of supplies needed for an expedition, participate in a scavenger hunt, write a letter from Christopher Columbus, and create a brochure.
5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 219 Downloads
We the People Level 2
Students explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution lesson, 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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 148 Downloads
The African and the Pequot in Colonial America
Students determine that the lands the English settled on were owned and inhabited by 70,000 Indians. They consider that the London Company sold land charters to the English, which gave them illegal title to lndian land and that the Puritans established the largest colony, Massachusetts Bay Colony, which had two branches: Massachusetts and Connecticut.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Countries of South America
Young scholars focus on the geography of the countries of South America. Using a map, they identify the European countries who claimed the South American countries and research the influences they had on South America. To end the instructional activity, they write an essay about the South American country they want to live in with supporting details.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 184 Downloads
Life on the Great Plains
Students trace the characteristics and history of the Great Plains as portrayed in literature and art from the time of the Conquistadors through the early 20th century. They write letters exploring the viewpoints of Native Americans and sodbusters.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 45 Downloads
Kennewick Man: Science and Sacred Rights
Young scholars read several articles about 'Kennewick Man' (9,000-year-old remains of a pre-Columbian Native American) and consider the controversy regarding the ethical handling of his remains. They debate the religious and scientific viewpoints.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
Lesson 1: English-Indian Encounters
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great lesson including extension activities, additional related lessons, primary source documents, and images.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 13 Views 64 Downloads
The Role of Maps In the Colonization of North America
Learners investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map. In this U.S. Geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A. Learners define several vocabulary terms associated with the immigration to North America.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 78 Downloads