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Life of a Child Living at Monticello and a Quaker Village
Students 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 5 Views 13 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 161 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 11 Views 40 Downloads
Decision Making: Who Was Right?
Help your class explore the question "Is it ever right to disobey a law?" With a strong base of knowledge about the Civil War, anti-slavery movement, and Underground Railroad, your class explores civil disobedience in Marshall, Michigan in response to the Fugitive Slave Law.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 22 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 14 Views 120 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 5 Views 11 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 Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies
Listen as this famed speaker argues why "the real story of history is about regular people trying to take care of their families" and "small-scale dramas," particularly in the case of colonial America. Topics covered include the shift from New Amsterdam to New York after the English takeover, implications for economic freedom for women, the establishment of Pennsylvania as a haven for Quakers, consequences of Bacon's rebellion, and general colonial American economics and demographics.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Plain People: Quakers in America
Students 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
Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote regarding the influx of German immigrants to the U.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 124 Downloads
Early US Government: Vocabulary List
Embark on a journey through the changes that occurred in the early years of the United States. Before your journey begins, review key events, people, and ideas in a 20-slide vocabulary review. Review the Quakers, Anti-Federalists, popular sovereignty, and more.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
History Review Game: Progressives
Review the concepts and people involved with the pre-progressive era. There are nine questions, some having multiple clues, for learners to answer. The game covers nativists, Second Great Awakening, Quakers, and the Irish potato famine. It is modeled after Hollywood Squares.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 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
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