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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. For 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. Students then complete several activities for the lesson.
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.
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a selection from "A Quaker's Meeting" by Charles Lamb. Students answer 4 multiple choice questions about the passage.
Students work together to research the Quakers. They compare their own life to the Quakers. They identify core democratic values that the Quakers used to help the common good.
Pupils discover the Society of Friends. In this Quakers instructional activity, students research the Quakers and discuss how their beliefs and works are philanthropic and contribute to core democratic values.
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. Students complete a Quaker analogy worksheet.
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.
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.
In this Betsy Ross worksheet, students read a 2 page article on Betsy Ross, answer 6 facts about Betsy Ross with multiple choice answers and answer 4 short answer questions.
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.
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.
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. Students speculate about another character, Put, either through discussion or writing.
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. Students order the events relevant to the Underground Railroad.
Students explore how religion aided the American war effort in the American Revolution and how Anglican loyalists and Quaker pacifists responded to the outbreak of hostilities.
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
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.
Young scholars 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.
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. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
Students explore the multicultural influence on Ohio history. In this multicultural United States history instructional activity, 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. Students prepare a related PowerPoint presentation. Following the presentations, students compare and contrast their own research with the findings of other groups.
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.

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