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The Inventions and Effects of the Industrial Revolution
Learners understand that the Industrial Revolution began in England, spreading to the rest of Western Europe and the United States and with it came an increased demand for raw materials from the Americans, Asia, and Africa.
The Secret Garden
Students research the culture and geography of India and England while reading "The Secret Garden". Using this information, they write at least three predictions about what they believe might happen in the story. Using the Internet, they determine the effect of climate on the citizens of these two countries as well.
The Federal Period 1780 - 1820
Within this unit, students evaluate the prosperity of a New England town during the Federal Period. Throughout the unit, students are looking for evidence of prosperity by examining artifacts such as inventories, tax lists, and photos to compare the sophistication of homes in the region.
Students demonstrate their understanding of the Industrial Revolution in England to the development of modern society. They study the economic and social impact of this movement.
Early Explorers of America
Fifth graders examine a time line of early American explorers from England, Spain, and France. They trace exploration routes on maps and write reports about early explorers. Students view a laser disc presentation, Land of Opportunity and discuss why there was so much competition to claim parts of the New World.
Sir Ralph and Lady Elizabeth Verney, 1547
For this Brass Rubbing worksheet, students read a lengthy passage about the Kings and Queens of England 1154-1603 and complete a 2 question quiz.
Searching for a New Home
Learners investigate pilgrims. In this pilgrim lesson, students read the book If You Sailed on the Mayflower and identify the path from England to Holland on a map. Learners write in a journal about how they would feel if they were a pilgrim.
Students create a timeline of historical weather events in Bedfordshire, England. For this local weather lesson, students interview elders, research the Internet and newspapers to gather information about weather events of the past. the class comes together and add their events to a class timeline.
Settling the Plymouth Colony
Students label blank maps with the names of the New England Colonies. They explain the difficulties that the Pilgrims had and how hard they worked to survive in Plymouth.
Deborah Sampson: Revolutionary War Heroine
Eleventh graders read the story of Deborah Sampson, who helped bring freedom to the newly organized colonies in their fight for independence from England.
Around The Globe in Eighty Ways
Students examine the role of peasants in Shakepeare's plays in England. They discover how their behavior influenced the theater experience in general. They discover the influence of the Globe Theatre.
"To Be" (Idle) or "Not to Be" (Idle)
Students define and analyze the role of idleness in 14th -century Japan and Renaissance England and examine the distinct relationship between idleness and gender in both cultures.
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit
Students locate Plymouth, MA, Hudson River, Cape Cod, Holland and England on a map. They identify the reasons the Pilgrims came to the New World and explain how the investors and the colonists would each benefit from a new colony. After everyone has filled in their Study Guide Sheet and maps, students add facts to the Class Chart on Pilgrims.
Introduction to Victorian London and A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley
Immerse your class in Dickens's London and classic story of A Christmas Carol. Here, a SMARTboard presentation and WebQuest build background of the setting for the novel (or the play A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley.) Learning about the people and characteristics of Victorian England will allow readers to understand the context of the story, and help them to focus on the important plot and character details while reading.
Mental Health 2: Bedlam
Students are oriented to the kinds of treatment and care the mentally ill received prior to the 19th century-using the example of England's legendary Bedlam, the world's oldest mental health asylum.
COLONIAL AMERICAN VILLAGES
Students are divided into groups (3-5 students per group is recommended). Each group be assigned a region of Colonial America (New England, Middle, or Southern). They conduct research using various sources such as texts, library m
Queen Anne's War and Its Impact on Deerfield
High schoolers researchhow Queen Ann's War of Europe affect Native Americans in New England. After reading excerpts from History of Deerfiel by George Sheldon and Nuthatch's Dilemma, a story about a Pocumtuck woman, students are prepared to complete graphic organizers and/or step back in time to write fictitious letters to Nuthatch.
A Thanksgiving Lesson
Seventh graders examine the history of Thanksgiving and determine what the contemporary holiday stands for. They determine how the views of the Wampanoags may differ from those of the Pilgrims by examining artwork and written text. Finally, they role play as Pilgrims writing a letter home to a relative in England.
Lesson Plan C16: European Tidal Surge: 1953
Students use Europe in the Round software to investigate terrain of Eastern England and Western Netherlands, establish that both have areas of low- lying, flat land below sea level, and discuss cause and effects of extreme weather conditions, such as tidal waves, on both countries.
Squanto Helps New Arrivals
Students discover how the Native American community helped the Pilgrims. In this philanthropy lesson, students explore New England Settlements and discuss the conditions settlers faced. Students read and discuss materials about Squanto, Massasoit and the Wampanoag Indians and review Squanto's philanthropic actions toward the Pilgrims. Finally, students create an acrostic poem with Squanto's name and are given a contemporary scenario where they must come up wit