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Hmmmm, sounds like a war is a brewing! To let you in on all the players involved, we have a simple, image-driven slide show. Each of the absolute monarchs that fought for power during the English Civil War are introduced, along with a bit of personal information for added fun. You'll meet King James I & II, King Charles I & II, Oliver Cromwell, and William and Mary.
Lord Proprietors, cazique, landgrave, leetmen? As part of an examination of the history of the Carolinas, eighth graders complete an anticipation guide, read an article entitled “A Little Kingdom in Carolina” and then revisit the guide, comparing their responses to a series of statements before and after reading the article. Learners are asked to justify their secondary responses with support drawn from the article.
An excerpt from a Wikipedia article about Oliver Cromwell provides an opportunity for high schoolers to test their reading comprehension and literacy skills. In order to be successful on this quiz, readers must not only practice close reading strategies, but they must also use the links provided to gather the additional information required by the questions. An answer key is provided.
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote regarding the influx of German immigrants to the U.S. during the 1700's. This is a great way to promote critical-thinking skills.
A thorough exploration of the Puritan Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents. The presentation differentiates the philosophies of Puritanism, Separatism, and how they came together over the planks of the Mayflower. Additionally, the presentation addresses the dynamics between the Pilgrims and the local Native American tribes, including a discussion on the First Thanksgiving.