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Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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. In 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.
Young scholars 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.
Eleventh graders read the story of Deborah Sampson, who helped bring freedom to the newly organized colonies in their fight for independence from England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Students 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.
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.
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.
Students discover how the Native American community helped the Pilgrims. For 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
Students explore the concept of democratic freedom. In this service learning lesson, students investigate the freedom the Pilgrims sought as they moved from England and write a journal from their point of view.
Ninth graders analyze the economic, political, and theological issues of the Reformation. In this Reformation lesson plan, 9th graders examine primary and secondary sources to determine the causes and effects of the Reformation in Germany, France, and England.
Fifth graders create outlines and take notes on lectures that present the Reformation, England's Golden Age and the English Revolution. They use these outlines to create filmstrips and write an essay arguing which of these periods was the most influential.
Learners examine the wilderness of New England. They create in their journals what they believe wilderness is.
Young scholars explore the issues touched on in the programme extracts and generate ideas about what Britian might look like in the future. They develop a picture of this imagined England and explore how the relationship between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England might change in the future.
Students examine a quote by Oliver Goldsmith to determine its meaning as it relates learning life lessons. They read a play before answering comprehension questions and determining the values that are presented in the dialogue. Next they discuss climate changes from England to Australia, and sing a school song.