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Students explore U.S. history by participating in a government activity. In this Constitution lesson, students identify the role government plays in our society and the differences the British colonies had in the early 18th century. Students read assigned text which describes the historical event and complete worksheets and study questions.
Students create questions about the Early English Colonies in pairs and trade their questions with other students and answer them. For this Early English Colonies lesson plan, students either answer the question or use it as a discussion topic.
Read the provided passage on the impact of British colonialism then complete the assignment. The class reads two paragraphs and then creates a t-chart showing the pros and cons of British imperialism in India.
In this cause and effect worksheet, students read noted textbook pages about British colonies. Students then complete a graphic organizer that requires them to note the causes and effects of the listed actions in colonies controlled by Britain. Students also define 4 vocabulary words.
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an independent work station, and great for note taking or for added interest during lecture.
Students explore daily life and its influences in the late 1700s for two families in different colonies- Delaware and Massachusetts by becoming historical detectives. After gathering information from artifacts to make inferences about the lives and times they represent, students write historical fiction in the form of letters.
Is there an American Revolution test coming up in your class? If so, then you've just found a fun way to prepare your learners. They'll review various aspects related to the Jefferson presidency, the American Revolution, and the English colonies as they play a game similar to Hollywood Squares. This game is interactive and has sound bites for added interest.
Students examine American Indian individuals and tribes involved in the settlement of English colonies.
Students use text, lecture and Internet research to examine the early English colonial settlements. They divide into small groups and debate which colony would be the best to live in at that time.
Students compare two maps of the same area from different time periods. In this American History lesson, students look at two maps of the English colonies from 1636 and 1651. They discuss why the maps changed and predict maps from the 1700s and 1800s.
Pupils investigate an in-depth study of civil strife in a former British colony fueled by 'conflict' diamonds. They examine how the violence and civil strife rampant in a particular West African nation has a lot to do with its colonial past. Students summarize how the influence of rich, Western players still has a disastrous affect on the current problems here.
In this colonialism worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the gradual development of self-rule in Britain's colonies.
For this British colonies historical map worksheet, students examine the political boundaries of the 13 original colonies.
Young scholars compare and contrast the changing Native and English colonial architectural landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries. Students research and evaluate how economic technology, and the environment reflected cultural changes in the country, then write about their findings.
Students study the importance of geographic location which can determine the survival and progress of a colony. They also study the basic concepts of flag design and the basic types of symbolism expressed by many flags or banners.
In this primary source analysis instructional activity, students analyze colonial New York slave laws. Students respond to 4 short answer questions about the laws.
In this Self-Rule for British Colonies worksheet, students note some of the causes and effects of conflicts between Britain and its colonies.
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and Massachusetts. Your class members will learn about colonists' motivations for wealth, societal structure and gender roles, the distinction between Puritans and Pilgrims, the "city on a hill" metaphor, and colonial interactions with Native Americans.
During the early part of the 20th century, Africa was considered a continent to be taken and tamed. Read about each of the European countries that scrambled for colonial possession of Africa. Slide are broken into mapped images showing which country colonized which part of Africa along with a description of how each country planned to claim their territory. British, French, German, Italian, and Belgian colonies are discussed.
Extend your study of the well-known novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with the list of activities and discussion questions included here. Pupils can study the moors of England, grow their own gardens, research British colonialism, explore the relationships between characters, and more.