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Europeans Colonize Africa
In this African colonization instructional activity, students respond to 1 short answer question that accompanies a reading selection about European Imperialism. Students also complete a graphic organizer based on the selection.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 39 Views 278 Downloads
Africa: Names and Nations of Note
Students explore Africa. In this global studies lesson, students research the history of African nations, noting the impact of European colonization and other historical events. Students design posters about the nations they research.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 40 Downloads
Coming to America: A Look at Colonization in the 1600s
Students analyze the European colonization of America. In this colonial America lesson, students use provided Internet resources to research colonization and representative government. Students use their finding to create webpages, videos, or newsletters.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 23 Downloads
Community and Colonization
Eighth graders explore the nature of the European colonization in the Americas. They compare how it relates to the inception of their community. Students identify the major players in America's colonization and explore the motivations and characteristics of the colonization.
8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 16 Downloads
New Review How Do You Lose a Colony? Exploring What Became of John White’s “Lost Colony”
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of John White's colonists on Roanoke Island is not only a fascinating feature of European colonization history, but is also a great way for your young historians to engage themselves in the story of history.
5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Multiple Perspectives: Newspaper Stories and Editorials
Newspapers are the perfect medium through which to explore different perspectives in informational text. After researching the fur trade and resultant colonization, groups write a newspaper, including an editorial page, selecting one of three different perspectives to write from.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 122 Downloads
How were European nations capable of dominating the African contintnt?
Help your class determine why European was able to dominate the African continent. They read 5 excerpts, each related to a reason why Europe colonized Africa. Then they answer 4 critical-thinking questions.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 60 Downloads
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook
View this presentation to take a look into the life and death of Captain James Cook. The video also includes an overview of imperialism, colonization of Australia and New Zealand, and the ritual structure of early Hawaiian culture.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Pocahontas Show
Eleventh graders complete background reading of Europeans and the Native American Indians. They work in groups and represent an area of European colonization and create a "character" to represent their colonists on a class talk show. Each group creates a commercial highlighting new products available in Europe or America.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Welcome to North America
Fifth graders are introduced to their year-long study of North America. Students will investigate regions of North America, American Indian cultural regions and the influence of European colonization. During their study, 5th graders will create a picture book documenting their learning.
5th Social Studies & History 31 Views 139 Downloads
Political European Motives in Africa
In this African colonization activity, students respond to 4 short answer questions that accompany a reading selection about political motives in Africa. Students also complete a graphic organizer based on the selection.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 128 Downloads
Eighth graders identify plants and animals native and foreign to colonial North America and examine and evaluate the environmental impact of European exploration and colonization. They then relate the environmental impact of Colonization to that of their community's beginnings.
8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Semicolons, Colons, and Hyphens
In this using semicolons, colons, and hyphens worksheet, students read about their usages and apply the information by adding them to sentences, using colons or semicolons to join groups of words in two separate columns, and choosing correct punctuation in sentences.
4th - 6th English Language Development 15 Views 122 Downloads
Encounter With Christopher Columbus
Fifth graders discuss perspectives on the European colonization of America. In this perspectives lesson plan, 5th graders view 2 perspective pictures, and discuss how the Europeans and Native Americans perceived the colonization.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 43 Downloads
Harvesting the New World: Changing Land Uses and Contact Between Cultures in Colonial Times
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 26 Downloads
Students explore proposed plans for land redistribution in Zimbabwe. They research the history of European colonization in Zimbabwe, focusing on the roles and views of various groups within the country. Based on these perspectives, s
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads