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New Review The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III
To conclude a three-part unit that examines how different writers express their views on the American Puritan tradition, class members compare the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson as expressed in his essay on "Self-Reliance" with those presented in Jonathan Edwards' sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Pilgrims and Puritans
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 93 Downloads
Puritans Lesson Plan
Students determine if the Puritans were selfish or selfless. In this American history lesson, 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.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 65 Downloads
Death and Dying in Puritan New England: A Study Based on Early Gravestones, Vital Records, and other Primary Sources Relating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 28 Downloads
Southern Puritanism and Tennessee Williams
Students write an essay comparing Arthur Mille's The Crucible and one of Tennessee Williams' plays. In this Tennessee Williams lesson, students discuss the influence of Puritanism on modern American drama. Lesson includes a vocabulary sheet, an information sheet, and a biography of Tennessee Williams.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 12 Downloads
New Review The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals the writers use to express their beliefs on a similar theme.
11th - 12th Language Arts 32 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Puritans vs. Seperatist
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.
8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 38 Downloads
Religious Intolerance and the Salem Witch Trials
Students describe the basic beliefs of the Puritan religion; identify the principle figures in the Salem Witch Trials;explain the events that led to the mass hysteria suffered by the town; analyze the First Amendment; and examine Nathaniel Hawthorne.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 6 Downloads
The Settlement of New England
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.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 97 Downloads
Interactive Approach To "the Scarlet Letter"
Students study Puritan literature by studying daily life in a Puritan colony prior to beginning this unit of lessons. They read the Scarlett Letter and participate in literature activities while completing the unit.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 48 Downloads
Some good ideas could help you plan out a unit on Arthur Miller's The Crucible. After analyzing Puritan lifestyles and specifics of witchcraft and witch hunts, young learners complete mini research projects. The plan offers some good suggestions but no resources, so you will need to find various articles and videos yourself.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Puritan Ideals: Background Notes
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 10 Downloads