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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 115 Views 86 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 57 Views 279 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 7 Views 6 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 instructional activity, 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
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 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Emerging American Identity
Young scholars define what it meant to be an American early on in the nation's history. In this American identity lesson plan, students examine the noted quotations and determine what was meant by each of the authors with regards to an American identity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 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 instructional activity including extension activities, additional related lessons, primary source documents, and images.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 15 Views 66 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 20 Views 220 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
Students 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 lesson, they write an essay about the South American country they want to live in with supporting details.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 32 Views 188 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
The Carolina Colony: Comparing Three Perspectives
Eighth graders determine what drew colonist to the early Carolina colony. In this colonial America activity, 8th graders read primary sources written by early colonists about the factors that motivated them to settle the colony in North America.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Jamestown in Context: The Colonization of North America
Students analyze the significance of Jamestown in the broader picture of colonization and analyze a historical document to determine the effects of previous explorations on the expectations of the Jamestown colonizers
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 15 Views 59 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 7 Views 3 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
Settlement Exploration: Then and Now
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This lesson is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of Jamestown in the 1600s to a future settlement of the lunar surface.
6th - 8th Science 21 Views 110 Downloads