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Who is Bill Shakespeare?
Students create newspapers on William Shakespeare. In this language arts lesson, students have read a Shakespearean play and studied Elizabethan England before creating newspapers about Shakespeare. The newspaper is created by groups of 2 or 3 students and includes at least 7articles and one advertisement. This comprehensive lesson plan contains internet sites for research, an assignment paper, a scoring guide, and even sample student newspapers.
A Proprietary Colony: Exploring the Charter of Carolina
Class groups use a graphic organizer to respond to questions and record impressions as they examine sections of the Charter of Carolina, the document that gave control of the colony to eight Lords Proprietors. After completing their study of the document, individuals then assume the identity of one of the Lords Proprietors and, writing in his voice, craft a letter to King Charles of England thanking him for the grant. Although some less-experienced readers may be challenged by the antiquated language of the Charter, readers can access background information and annotations by moving their mouse over highlighted text.
Mapping Colonial New England: Looking at the Landscape of New England
Students understand the similarities and differences between English and Native American conceptions of the land and town settlement. They understand how the colony of Massachusetts developed and expanded. Students understand the causes of King Philip's War. They understand how maps can reveal the cultural assumptions of particular times and places.
Influential People Taking A Stand
Seventh graders explore how influential people have taken a stand on difficult issues and the consequences that followed. This lesson connect American studens with students in England who present their own person for exploration.
The Secret Garden
Extend your study of the well-known novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with the list of activities and discussion questions included here. Pupils can study the moors of England, grow their own gardens, research British colonialism, explore the relationships between characters, and more.
The New England Fishing Industry:Sea Changes in a Community
Explore New England's economic and cultural past and possible issues New Englanders will face in the future. Middle and high schoolers research the fishing industry and the need for regulation. They analyze the topography of New England and various primary source documents related to the fishing industry in order to write a found poem. They research and debate whether or not legislation to restrict fishing should be initiated.
Words in the News: England Wins The Ashes
Young scholars discuss what they know about the game of cricket. In groups, they match new vocabulary words with their definitions. They read an article about England winning the Ashes and answer questions.
The Reformation in England
In this world history worksheet set, students read two pages of information about the Reformation in England and Martin Luther. They read about the stages of the break from Rome. There are no questions associated with the page.
Intro to and Discovery of the New England States: Geography, Social Studies
Learners have an opportunity to work together and introduce them to the New England States. Each group make a travel brochure in order to try to persuade classmates to visit their state.
The World Turned Upside Down- 1647 England
In this seventeenth century England instructional activity, students make a list of as many odd things in the cartoon as possible, they write a paragraph explaining how the artist feels about living in a country with no king, and students identify the different groups in England at that time and what ideas they held.
Fire and Fire Fighting in Stuart England
In this fire fighting worksheet, students read about the fires that occurred in 17th century England. Students read about the equipment used to fight fires during the period.
New! Elizabethan England Worksheet
Set the stage for your next literary or historical adventure into Elizabethan England with this straightforward worksheet, which includes questions covering the political, social, and economic situation of the period. Ask your class to research the answers to these questions individually or in groups, or use this as an assessment following an instructional activity. Refer to resources in materials tab for learners to research as they complete this worksheet.
Bridging the Centuries: Teaching the Nineteenth Century English Novel Today
Students compare and contrast the elements used in the 19th century British novel and those novels in American society today. In groups, they brainstorm what it might have been like to be a teenager growing up in England during the 19th century and compare it with the information they gather from the novel itself.
Students discuss the current conditions of wildlife in New England. Students explore how animals are tracked and how their population is managed.
Students focus on the production of maple syrup in Northern New England as they study the effects of climate change. They investigate other environmental factors on the forests of Northern New England.
First graders summarize similarities and differences of life in England and America for the Pilgrims by reading a mini-book. Then, they write a journal entry in first person on what it is like to be a pilgrim in England and in America. Finally, 1st graders list 3 facts learned about the pilgrims from the Thanksgiving mini-book and decide where they would rather live as a pilgrim and why.
In this Oliver Cromwell instructional activity, students read about the life, career and death of Oliver Cromwell. They learn about the Second English War and how the Commonwealth of England was established. They then answer 14 questions pertaining to the information they just read. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
Students explore the relationship between wildlife and humans in northern New England. They also brainstorm ideas on why they think some species are greater in population than others in a given area.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: The Novel as Historical Source
Students examine historical fiction as historical sources. In this historical fiction lesson, students analyze excerpts from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as well as Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in order to examine commentary regarding the industrial revolution, the traditional class system, and family life in England.
Why is there a Cod hanging in the Massachusetts Statehouse?
Students discover the purpose of the sacred cod carving in New England. In this New England history lesson, students read the story A Cod's Tale, and analyze photographs of Cod including their uses and size. Students utilize the Internet to further research the financial opportunities New England fisherman gained from harvesting a plentiful cod population.