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Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson plan, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 31 Views 87 Downloads
U.S. History: Virginia Assembly in America
Third graders discover the importance of the Virginia Assembly in English America as a governing body. After discussing the formation of the House of Burgesses, they elect their own representatives to make class decisions. In groups, 3rd graders compose lists of rules that would benefit early settlements such as Jamestown.
3rd Language Arts 11 Views 14 Downloads
New Review George Washington: A National Treasure
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image analysis.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 38 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions that your learners will consider as they complete this 22-question, multiple-choice assessment on the foundations of the American nation.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 53 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 140 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Bacon’s Rebellion
Your class members will bring history to life through an in-class reenactment of Bacon's Rebellion. Learners analyze primary source documents and images in order to understand the colonial rebellion, as well as to consider different perspectives and the fundamental concept of a rebellion.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 31 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy
Which document introduced the idea of limited government? What is the official beginning of the American Revolution? From the colonial period to the establishment of the Constitution, this assessment includes 40 multiple choice questions on the foundations of American democracy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Law: State, Local and National
From common complaints against the influence of lobbyists to how bills are passed in Congress, this practice tests covers a wide range of topics regarding local, state, and national law. It is a standard multiple-choice assessment that also includes primary source and cartoon analysis.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all aspects of the US Government including, the three branches, powers, separation of powers, the Amendments, case studies, checks and balances, rights, and judicial process.
12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 105 Downloads
A Family Disrupted -- The Randolph Family and the Coming American Revolution
Students practice the skills of analyzing and interpreting primary documents, and use biographical information to explore the effects of the coming American Revolution on one eighteenth-century family.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Settlement of the Chesapeake
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address with your history students.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 58 Downloads
Words Change the World
Have your class examine the use of rhetorical devices, communication, and speech after reading Words Change the World. They analyze speeches, compose a paper, and use rhetorical devices in their own speech. This is an extensive lesson plan which you can use in parts or as a complete project.
11th Language Arts 20 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Causes of the American Revolution: the Stamp Act Crisis
Fifth graders view primary documents to become familiar with the causes of the American Revolutionary War. In this Causes of the American Revolution lesson, 5th graders answer questions based on the documents. Students complete a graphic organizer projected on an overhead projector.
5th Social Studies & History 58 Views 292 Downloads
Students investigate the law recently passed in Arizona, "Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act." In this history lesson, students watch a video on immigration then work in small groups to prepare a debate on the pros and cons of this Arizona law.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 97 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2006, #1
Practice makes perfect when it comes to standardized testing! In this United States history and government standardized practice test, scholars respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 8 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 53 Downloads
New Review Colonial North America
This 54-slide PowerPoint outlines the significant events in the history of Colonial North America, beginning in 1603 with the ascendance of James I to the throne of England. Designed to accompany a lecture on this time period, the presentation could also be viewed outside of class prior to discussions and activities.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 17 Views 18 Downloads
The New Nation
George Washington and the new nation of the United States of America faced many problems in their inaugural years. Use this worksheet as a straightforward approach to learning about the reasons the country was experiencing a lack of unity, the status of their economy and foreign relations, and some of the congressional actions in the president's first term.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 31 Downloads