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Students investigate how their town has changed by examining the first settlers. In this U.S. History lesson, students investigate the lives of Samuel de Champlain, John Smith and other early settlers. Students write descriptive paragraphs about how their community has changed since those early times.
Here is an outstanding series of lessons on Canada - it's geography and its history. In it, third graders locate Canada's regions, provinces, major cities, and prominent landforms. They work together in groups to gather information about Canada, and create a travel brochure about a certain area of Canada. An ambitious series of lessons for third graders, but they are written appropriately, and should be a success.
Life for the early colonists must have been very difficult. Fortunately, key concepts, vocabulary, and people from the colonial period will be no trouble for your class after they view this presentation. Here are 20 slides, each containing a single concept or word and definition, all related to colonial times.
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great lesson including extension activities, additional related lessons, primary source documents, and images.
Students explore world history by participating in a role playing activity. In this famous leaders lesson, students research the explorer Samuel de Champlain and identify his most successful achievements. Students share the information they have researched with the rest of the class by role-playing as though they are Champlain.
Students examine the conditions in France and Spain during the Middle Ages and the Discovery of America. In groups, they compare and contrast the political situations in both countries and what effect they had on the New World. To end the lesson, they discuss the effects of the French Revolution and how certain people can have effect on the history of the world.
Students research famous explorers. In this exploration age instructional activity, students research the accomplishments of John Cabot, James Cook, Francis Drake, Martin Frobisher, and Henry Hudson. Students use their research findings to create maps of the explorers' routes.
Twelfth graders create an electronic presentation documenting information about St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Using research from an interactive web exhibit, 12th graders create a PowerPoint presentation documenting the human attributes of the time period they are researching and present their project to the class.