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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.
Students share their knowledge of England, then read a news article about Prince Charles's anticipated visit to the U.S. In this current events lesson (written prior to Prince Charles's visit), the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Examine the perspective of a rural woman through a quote from Lucy Larcom's A New England Girlhood. In the passage, she discusses the lure of factory work. Pupils read the excerpt and respond to two document-based questions.
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.
In this outline map worksheet, students examine the political boundaries of the England. The map may be used in variety of activities that individual teachers create to accompany it.
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 worksheet, 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.
Young scholars discover the purpose of the sacred cod carving in New England.  For this New England history lesson, students read the story A Cod's Tale, and analyze photographs of Cod including their uses and size.  Young scholars utilize the Internet to further research the financial opportunities New England fisherman gained from harvesting a plentiful cod population. 
Learners study Tudor England. For this English history lesson, students research bookmarked Internet sources in order to learn about the 6 wives of King Henry VIII and the Reformation.
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.
Fourth graders compare and contrast life in England with plantation life in America. They study the dependencies or mini-industries that could be found on plantations.
Students examine how animals adapt to the harsh New England winter. They discuss articles they have read on the subject.
How are England and the United States similar? How are they different? Read Go Places with TFK and compare the two world powers. This plan provides extension activities related to geography, social studies, science, and art. 
Students explain the reason for English colonization. They review the reasons for the colonization and settlement in Virginia and trace the route from England to Virginia through the Chesapeake Bay to Jamestown on a map.
Eighth graders examine the issues related to a debate in New England during the 1830's.  In this American History activity, 8th graders research information on the debate.  Students present their opinion to their peers in a town meeting format. 
Students examine the life and lifestyles of New England colonists in the year 1628, and then investigate what life was like in their own area during the same time period. They watch segments from the PBS hands-on history series COLONIAL HOUSE. Students complete an online virtual "scavenger hunt" by examining various objects from the colonists cottages.
In this online interactive geography quiz activity, learners respond to 48 identification questions regarding the counties of England. Students have 5 minutes to finish the timed quiz.