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Life of a Child Living at Monticello and a Quaker Village
Learners study the life of a child living at Thomas Jefferson's home of Monticello contrasted to the life of child living on a Quaker settlement. In this early Virginia history lesson, students read background information about the life of a child living at the president's home versus a Quaker settlement.
4th - 7th Language Arts 4 Views 13 Downloads
The Plain People: Quakers in America
Learners research the Quaker community in this lesson. They use the internet to research the fundamentals of the Quaker religion and lifestyle of the 19th century. They also research Dolley Madison after she became first lady, and identify the struggles she went through.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
Colonization And The Quarkers
Eighth graders explore the colonization of Pennsylvania and the Quaker religion. They share how they believe Quakers treated the Native Americans. Students take notes and listen to a lass lecture. Afterward, they write at least two Quaker beliefs.
8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads
Bridges for All
Students describe how the brave word of one female Quaker served as a lifeline for fugitives before the Civil War. In this research lesson, students research several examples of the philanthropic work of individuals and organizations before, during and after the Civil War.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Restoration Colonies
Explore the earliest American cities in this presentation, which details the demographics, geography, and characteristics of New York, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, among others. These slides help to fill in the gap between the landing of the Mayflower and the American Revolution.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 39 Downloads
The Abolitionist Movement
Students examine the Abolitionist Movement in Delaware. In groups, they examine a petition presented to the general assembly and an anti-slavery broadside. They compare and contrast the two documents and develop their own broadside to share with the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 11 Downloads
Add to the narrative writing experience. Elementary or middle school writers listen to the teacher read a descriptive passage, then reread the same passage silently. They highlight sensory details and figurative language, then orally share their highlighted sections.
5th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 114 Downloads
JIP: His Story
Students are provided with a three-column chart about a fictional character named Jip: looks, personality, and situation. After chapter 1 and chapter 2, students make notes on the charts and share that information with one other. They revise their charts at the end of every 2nd chapter.
Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Diverse Voices - African American Ventures
Students research African American history and the Underground Railroad. In this African American history lesson, students discuss the Drinking Gourd. Students read 'If You Traveled the Underground Railroad' and discuss. Students work in groups to reenact the escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Levi Coffin on Trial
Students are introduced to Quaker beliefs about slavery and actual statements of conviction about slavery by Levi Coffin. They explore the federal laws about returning escaped slaves, specifically the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Bridges for All Lesson 1: Fighting Chance (1850-1877)
Students study how a Quaker woman, Laura Smith Haviland, served as a lifeline for fugitive and freedmen during the American Civil War era. They research other philanthropic organizations and the associate vocabulary of this era.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Free African-Americans in Delaware
Students work in groups of two and review the Abolitionist Movement. They observe the manumission/city directory and discover what it is and why it is so important. They read the manumission aloud and discuss why they were freeing their slaves and if they thought the pressure of the Quakers and other religious groups had an effect on the slaveowners.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr.
6th - 12th Language Arts 158 Views 122 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ohio Dreamers:Important Ethnic and Religious Settlements in Early Statehood
Students explore the multicultural influence on Ohio history. In this multicultural United States history lesson, students listen to the poem "If You're a Dreamer" by Shel Silverstein and share personal dreams. Students work in groups to research Quakers, Zoars, African American, German, Amish and Irish Ohio settlers.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Millionaire Review Game: Pre-Civil War
Explore the era when James Madison was in charge, Federalists and Anti-Federalists battled it out, and slavery was still legal. Then, play this fun review version of the popular game, Who Wants to be a Millionaire. There are 15 questions included.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads