Lord Dunmore's Proclamation Teacher Resources
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Transcription of Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students read Lord Dunmore's Proclamation and discuss its historical significance.
The War in the South, 1778-1781
Students explore the major terms of the Franco-American alliance and their importance to the cause of independence. The most important military engagements in the South are discussed and their significance for the outcome of the war noted.
The Possibility Of Freedom For Slaves
Students analyze a reading assignment using the TI Navigator. In this history lesson plan, students incorporate technology to further their interpretation of the reading assignment. Specific instructions incorporating technology is provided.
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.
"The Colony of Virginia as Far as the Mississippi"
Students identify the resources and other possible reasons why specific locations were chosen during expansion to the West. In this Geography and U.S. History lesson, students create a map that depicts the route of Westward expansion.
Taking Up Arms and the Challenge of Slavery in the Revolutionary Era
Students examine a series of documents which discuss the contradiction in the Americans' rhetoric about slavery. They act as members of designated Committees of Correspondence in the five different colonies, communicating their reactions to documents and events.
The Horse America Throwing His Master
Students create timelines that span from the Seven Years' War to the Treaty of Paris. In this colonial America lesson, students research the provided primary images and documents from the era as well as information about events during the time period from other sources. Students use their findings to participate in a timeline activity.
The Colony of Virginia as Far as the Mississippi
Learners study George Washington's map and journal of his 1754 expedition to the French. They draw conclusions about the importance of western lands and the problems involved in tapping the resources of the West during that era.
Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History lesson. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They present support for both groups using a debate format, and then they come to a consensus about how the signing of the Declaration of Independence was a positive step in US history.
Slavery: A Crisis in the Making
Learners acquire background information and act out a play about slavery. In this play instructional activity, students become the characters in history to gather information about slavery.
Eleventh graders listen to a song and read the lyrics and discuss what patriotism means to them. After viewing pictures of important patriots throughout history, they describe their contribution to society. They write in their journals to end the lesson.
Patriots v. Loyalists
Students consider how colonial citizens chose sides in the American Revolution. In this Revolutionary War lesson, students role play Loyalists, Patriots, and undecideds in a classroom simulation. Students research their positions so that they may actively participate in the debate simulation.
Loyalists and Loyalism in the American Revolution
Students engage in activities to understand how ideologies were constructed before and during the Revolutionary War. How and why were some "reluctant revolutionaries" turned into whig patriots willing to fight against the British empire, while others asserted a loyalist allegiance to Britain?
Transcription of the Virginia Declaration
In this teaching primary resources worksheet, students read a transcription of the Virgina Declaration . Students read the excerpt and discuss its significance.