King Philip's War Teacher Resources
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Students study the causes and effects of King Philip's War. In this Native American history lesson, students examine the options that the Native Americans had in 1676 New England. Students weigh the pros and cons of the situation and then write expository essays about the content of Sachem's speech.
Young scholars study King Philip's perspective and the Colonists' perspective of the war of 1675. In this war lesson plan, students read about the historical background of New England at this time, and the perspective from both sides. Then they answer short answer questions about it.
The instructor models close reading, read aloud, think aloud, and text marking strategies before class members tackle Mary White Rowlandson's story of her experiences and reflections on the time spent as a captive during King Philip's War. The focus here is on investigating the Biblical allusions and historical references to better understand Rowlandson's narrative.
A great writing exercise should have it all. This one requires learners to think critically about cause and effect, compare and contrast, and summarizing. They compose responses to five short answer questions regarding Spanish and English Settlements, the Treaty of Tordesillas, mercantilism, and King Philip's war.
Students understand the similarities and differences between English and Native American conceptions of the land and town settlement. They understand how the colony of Massachusetts developed and expanded. Students understand the causes of King Philip's War. They understand how maps can reveal the cultural assumptions of particular times and places.
Eleventh graders examine how in this volatile period, colonial powers and Native groups competed for trade goods and land, coming into conflict repeatedly. They also explore primary and secondary sources.
Learners complete a graphic organizer comparing differing views. In this compare and contrast activity, students work in groups and read about the differing views of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Learners use a graphic organizer to compare the two groups and hold a class discussion about what they learned.
Dig deeper into our traditional understanding of the relationship between Native Americans and English settlers in colonial America. From early beginnings that saw mutually beneficial relationships among Native Americans and colonists for trading surplus goods, to conflicts of ideals on how land should be used, and finally detailing inter-tribal warfare and Native American resistance to colonization, this video will offer your learners a very comprehensive review of the topic.
Students research English and Indian battles in New England. Working in groups, they examine the Bloody Brook Massacre and the falls fight. After completing battle summary worksheets, hold a class discussion to review the findings.
Students use textbooks and other resources to understand the westward expansion of the US and the influences and effects that it had on American culture.
Students investigate their own city's cultural past in New England. They
Fifth graders compare the life and times of Roger Williams and Martin Luther King Jr. In this life comparison lesson plan, 5th graders explore the key events that happened in each of their lives and fill out worksheets, write essays, and participate in a simulation about their lives.
A thorough exploration of the Puritan Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents. The presentation differentiates the philosophies of Puritanism, Separatism, and how they came together over the planks of the Mayflower. Additionally, the presentation addresses the dynamics between the Pilgrims and the local Native American tribes, including a discussion on the First Thanksgiving.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the American Revolution. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Learners examine the time in which the Puritans lived in colonial New England. In groups, they research the Puritans view on life and death and discuss as a class. They read gravestones, diaries and other primary sources to discover more about their daily life. To end the instructional activity, they research the way contangious diseases made their way into New England and the effect on the population of the Puritans.
Students use primary sources to investigate, explore and represent varying perspectives on the 1704 Deerfield Raid. They consider the reasons Deerfield was at the center of English, French and Native American conflicts in the early 18th century.
Third graders complete a KWL chart on what they already know about water and what they want to know. As a class, they participate in an activity in which they discover the amount of drinkable water on Earth and are introduced to the water cycle. In groups, they make their own model of an aquifer and experiment with different objects to see the effects of pollution and how water is purified.
Students examine historical sources by analyzing images in a slide-show. In this historical research lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation of images from the U.S. in pre-Columbian times. Students discuss the imagery among their classmates and analyze the relationship between the Native Americans and the colonists.
Third graders create a KWL chart about water. In this environmental science lesson, 3rd graders demonstrate how much water on Earth is usable. They act out the different stages of the water cycle.
Third graders investigate primary documents to explore the history in Ipswich. In this Ipswich activity, 3rd graders observe the Ebsco mural panels and gather information about Ipswich. Students work in groups of five to explore the panels. Students complete a worksheet on their panel.