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The European Conquest of the Americas
Witness the birth of the Americas in this presentation, which details the European Explorers who contributed to adding vital details on our modern-day maps. Viewers' worlds will literally expand after seeing the results of Cortes and the...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Spanish Conquest of South America
Have your class consider what life in South America would have been like if it were colonized by a country other than Spain. This presentation provides information on the influences and effects of Spanish exploration and colonization of...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
New Review George Moses Horton
Young historians read and discuss the work of professional poet George Moses Horton, whose writings convey the complexity and trials of the slave experience in North Carolina. Class members also prepare dramatic presentations of Horton's...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Slave Resistance
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Triangle Trade and The Middle Passage
Students explore the economic factors surrounding slavery in the United States, such as the Triangle Trade. In this American History instructional activity, students analyze primary sources such as narrative accounts and pictures, to...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance
Students determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people,...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History
Washington and his Slaves: The Impact of Williamsburg on George Washington
High schoolers investigate slavery in colonial Williamsburg. In this early American history lesson, students watch video clips and read materials about life in Williamsburg. High schoolers then read An Imperfect God: George Washington,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY BEFORE EMANCIPATION
Explore poetry written by African-Americans before emancipation. 8th graders create collages, and explain why they chose specific stanzas. They display the collages on the class bulletin board that demonstrate an understanding of the...
8th Social Studies & History