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Students explore Native American tribes by examining photographs. In this American Indian culture lesson, students analyze images from a slide-show which presents different tribes of Native Americans which students identify. Students examine ways Native American tribes utilized their land for survival.
Students compare and contrast the changing Native and English colonial architectural landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries. Students research and evaluate how economic technology, and the environment reflected cultural changes in the country, then write about their findings.
Students examine the story of Pocahontas. In this early American history lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to gather clues about the interactions between the English settlers and the Native Americans. The activities are differentiated to address a diverse class with varying levels of background knowledge and reading proficiency.
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This lesson is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of Jamestown in the 1600s to a future settlement of the lunar surface. They consider three factors: location, soil, and weather conditions. This is a must-see! Implement it into your astronomy curriculum, US history studies, or fashion an entire interdisciplinary unit from it.
Here is an ambitious, yet grade-level-appropriate, series of lessons on early explorers for your first graders. Pupils will discover who the important early explorers were, where they went, why they went there, and what they discovered. There is a map embedded in the plan that they use to trace explorers' routes, and a timeline that offers a visual sequence of the events covered. Very nice!
Here is an outstanding series of seven lessons on Native American culture. In it, learners experience reading, math, social studies, geography, arts and crafts, science, music, and even sign language! Some excellent worksheets and other printables are embedded in this magnificent series of lessons.
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great lesson including extension activities, additional related lessons, primary source documents, and images.
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold students comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts from the reading and then use critical thinking skills to explain their thinking about the material covered in the reading. An excellent resource for any social studies classroom, this activity incorporates content learning as well as procedural skill practice
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.
Students embark on a journey through colonial times. In this early settlement lesson, students come to understand what life was like for the settlers in the early colonies. Students research and create projects illustrating their new knowledge of these early settlements.
Seventh graders define race, ethnic group, and culture. They identify the ways in which words are used in political cartoons and examine the way visual elements in a cartoon determine the meaning of words and enhance their impact. They explain the concept of stereotyping.