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Explore New England's economic and cultural past and possible issues New Englanders will face in the future. Middle and high schoolers research the fishing industry and the need for regulation. They analyze the topography of New England and various primary source documents related to the fishing industry in order to write a found poem. They research and debate whether or not legislation to restrict fishing should be initiated.
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that may would have been appropriate to accompany the artwork. They compare the values depicted with the current attitudes toward work in today's society.
A fabulous collection of seven lessons on the New England Colonies is here for you. In these lessons, pupils participate in a variety of activities which will broaden their knowledge of the colonies. They study the geography, culture, and the religious beliefs of the Puritans and Pilgrims. Learners work in collaborative groups and create a timeline of important events during this important period in early American history.
Young scholars examine the role of money in the colonial economy by participating in a trading activity. In this colonial economy lesson, students complete an activity to learn about colonial trade and what happens when there is a lack of money. Young scholars research the difficulties associated with barter and read a booklet "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy" to learn about Franklin's role for money in the economy. Students study land banks and inflation.
What was American life like during the 1600s? Help your class discover facts about the unhealthy conditions at Chesapeake Bay, the tobacco economy, Bacon's Rebellion, colonial slavery, the Salem Witch Trials, and colonial life. Slides are text-driven and void of photos, but provide good information.
Eleventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this colonial America lesson, students examine sources that allow them to compare and contrast the New England and the Chesapeake Colonies. Students analyze and discuss documents related to the lesson.