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Fifth graders examine schooling now and in New England Colonies. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, 5th graders describe schools of the present to schools of the past. Students also investigate the goals of schooling and the part students and teachers played in schools during colonial times.
Fifth graders investigate what a covenant was and how they relate to contemporary government ideals. In this comparing covenant lesson, 5th graders examine primary source documents that are examples of covenants from 18th century New England. They read and make concept webs of the covenants before writing an original covenant.
Third graders discuss the farming life in 19th century New England. For this New England lesson, 3rd graders watch a DVD and listen to a story describing this time period. They answer questions and create a Venn Diagram poster showing Work in the 19th Century and Work today.
Eleventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this colonial America lesson, students examine sources that allow them to compare and contrast the New England and the Chesapeake Colonies. Students analyze and discuss documents related to the lesson.
Students are shown an "Old Mother Twitchett" poster, and they review the riddle. They are introduced to "Flour of England" by viewing a poster. Students are asked if they have ever watched someone in their families bake a pie or cake. They are asked if they can name any fruits.