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John Adams - God Save The American States
A moving video which portrays a famous speech by John Adams to his colleagues at the Constitutional Convention, and a public reading of the Declaration of Independence will captivate viewers. The actors are dressed in period clothing and it provides a very realistic portrayal of these events.
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
American Presidents: John Adams
The first president to live in the White House, John Adams was not particularly popular. He took a lot of flack from his supporters when he refused to go to war with France. Although he could be responsible for the western United States, he was our first president that failed to get reelected.
3 mins 5th - 8th Social Studies & History
New Review An American Founder
Create a study of John Adams and his wife Abigail. Small groups examine and analyze an image of John Adams and complete various questions and activities based on the image before reading and discussing background information about him. Learners are also encouraged to create brief biographies about Abigail Adams.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Lesson Title - Letters from Abigail Adams
Eighth graders explore letters written by Abigail Adams to her husband. In this political instructional activity, 8th graders read letters written by Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams. Students analyze the letters and discuss their findings.
8th Social Studies & History
From the President's Lips: The Concerns that Led to the Sedition (and Alien) Act
Learners examine the Alien and Sedition Acts. In this civics lesson, students explore international relations during John Adams' presidency. Learners research the Alien and Sedition Acts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Introduce learners to the key players of the American Revolution. Each slide provides biographical information on the following people: John Adams, Samuel Adams, Crispus Attucks, King George III, Lord Cornwallis, Thomas Paine, Polly Pitcher, Paul Revere, and George Washington.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
New Review The Continental Congress
Here is a fantastic video highlighting the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Abigail Adams: Integrating Social Studies and Language Arts
Third graders increase reading strategies while learning about Abigail Adams and her role in history. In this Abigail Adams lesson, 3rd graders read about the American Revolution and Abigail Adams using all the balanced literacy components.
3rd English Language Arts
Abigail Adams Reminds John Adams to "Remember the Ladies"
In this early American history worksheet, students read the letter that Abigail Adams wrote the her husband John Adams titled "Remember the Ladies." Students then paraphrase the letter and complete other colonial activities.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Remember the Ladies
Eleventh graders examine Abigail Adams's influence on her husband. In this women's rights lesson, 11th graders read letters written by John and Abigail Adams to one another. Students complete a document analysis sheet after they have read the letters and discuss their findings.
11th Social Studies & History
Money - A Brief History Of The American Dollar - Part 1 of 2
What is a dollar? Trace the dollar through US history. First it started as a silver or gold piece, then it became a promissory note, and eventually it became the bill we know today. Pink Floyd's "Money" plays quietly in the background while the narrator walks us through our early monetary system.
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History