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Mapping Colonial New England: Looking at the Landscape of New England
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.
King Phillip's War: A Primary Source, Exploring Options, and Sachem's Speech Writing Activity
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.
Native American Presence in Deerfield, Massachusetts
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.
King Philip's War of 1675
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.
Westward Expansion- How U.S. took possession of its land areas and effects on natives when settled
Learners use textbooks and other resources to understand the westward expansion of the US and the influences and effects that it had on American culture.
The Pursuit of Truth: Comparing Roger Williams and Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Writing Exercises: English Settlements in North America
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.
Death and Dying in Puritan New England: A Study Based on Early Gravestones, Vital Records, and other Primary Sources Relating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Students 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.
Conflict in the Frontier town of Deerfield
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.
Be a Historical Detective! Investigating and Interpreting a Historical Source
Young scholars 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. Young scholars discuss the imagery among their classmates and analyze the relationship between the Native Americans and the colonists.
Understanding the Salem Witch Trials
Learners describe some of the important elements of life in Puritan New England. They create a timeline of the events of the Salem Witch Trials. They work in groups to explore the concept of multiple interpretations of history.
Revolutionary War and Native Americans
Fifth graders use a number of activities to examine the events that lead to the Revolutionary War. They examine the wars, including the French and Indian War and how they contributed to Revolution. They use textbooks, make timelines, study vocabulary, and participate in role plays to demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired.
Students read stories and listen to a brief lecture about the Wampanoag Indians, aspects of their culture and their role in the first Thanksgiving. They make a Wampanoag carrying pouch out of a paper bag and cook a corn cake as a class.