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With graphic organizers galore, learners will follow the changes of church and state in early colonial America. They look at the differences between the pilgrims and the puritans in terms of beliefs and life ways. Myths and misconceptions are also laid to rest. Could be a handy resource when discussion colonial life.
Young scholars determine if the Puritans were selfish or selfless. In this American history lesson plan, students read two Puritans documents, answer guiding questions on a worksheet, and use evidence from the documents to write whether the Puritans were selfish or selfless.
Young scholars 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 lesson, they research the way contangious diseases made their way into New England and the effect on the population of the Puritans.
A fabulous collection of seven lessons on the New England Colonies is here for you. In these lessons, pupils participate in a variety of activities which will broaden their knowledge of the colonies. They study the geography, culture, and the religious beliefs of the Puritans and Pilgrims. Learners work in collaborative groups and create a timeline of important events during this important period in early American history.
Students write an essay comparing Arthur Mille's The Crucible and one of Tennessee Williams' plays. In this Tennessee Williams lesson plan, students discuss the influence of Puritanism on modern American drama. Lesson includes a vocabulary sheet, an information sheet, and a biography of Tennessee Williams.
A few vital statistics about the Mayflower, and a note here and there regarding Plymouth and the Massachusetts Bay Colony make this a good review tool. Leaners are given basic facts about Puritanism, Puritan theology, and the effects of the belief system as they venture into a new land.
Now your class can discuss Calvinism and Puritans like true academic. How, you ask? Because they've heard a lecture based on the presentation you've just found. Containing informational text, each slide gives basic differences between the two main factions of early colonial settlers in regard to beliefs and doctrines.
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.
Eighth graders create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the Puritans and Separatists. They about The Mayflower Compact and write a short summary about the document. After creating a foldable, 8th graders list ways the native Americans assisted the Pilgrims and reasons the settlers and Native Americans had conflicts. Students discuss their notes and findings.
Explore Puritanism and Puritan values with your high schoolers. A general overview is provided, and Puritan laws, family life, plainness, and temptation are all covered. Pictures and an occassional cartoon keep the presentation interesting, but you might want to edit the comments in blue and green; they are somewhat awkward.
Puritans, their origins, their beliefs, and values are the subject of a presentation that could be used to introduce viewers to early American history or literature. The PowerPoint could also serve as a model for group projects and would afford class members an opportunity to safely critique a presentation.
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of cold case investigators, develop a theory as to the cause of the witch hysteria, and then use concepts of American democracy to defend one of the victims. The richly detailed plan deserves a place in your curriculum library.