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There is so much to know about early British colonists in the Americas. This resource describes the religious diversity and acts found among the first colonies in New England. Starting with an in-depth discussion on the Mayflower Compact, you'll head into the Salem Witch Trials, and finish up with a who's who of leaders in Virgina. A very thorough presentation, great for your upper graders.
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Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents.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.
This teaching tool allows you to check-up on your students' understanding and use their notes to fill out charts on British rulers who have relations with Parliament. The first 6 slides have the name of 1 ruler and an area to type what type of relation they had with Parliament, the next 6 slides are identical but filled in with bulleted notes.
Do your historians fully grasp the consequences of being at war? Help them connect past with present through this group research activity, which has learners analysing repercussions suffered by citizens of countries in conflict. Students research from a list of wars (needs updating), and consider possible consequences of current conflicts in which the U.S. is involved. Although the U.S. is at war in the Middle East, consider having groups analyze a less obvious country.
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.
Who's who in World History? Help your historians keep track of major figures with this World History People Review, where students match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical era or subject. This could be a final class exam, or could be filled out throughout the year as a reference guide.