Walter Raleigh Teacher Resources
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The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd: "Nymphs Grow Old and Shepherds Grow Cold"
Explore pastoral poetry with your eager readers. They take notes on Sir Walter Raleigh using a "guided notes" worksheet, then read "A Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd." They work to interpret the poem's theme based on their knowledge of the poet.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
The Tudors: Tudor Exploration
If you've just covered the Tudor kings and queens, you'll love this presentation describing Tudor exploration. It covers the Tudor navy, ships, explorers, and reasons for exploration. The slide show also includes rich images, easy-to-follow text, and a research prompt.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and write their own bill about public policy and media.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
This multi-faceted, progressive project includes an array of activities for analyzing and evaluating a theme of American history. Learners begin by constructing a timeline of events in United States history using Google docs, create a Pinterest page on a chosen historical theme, and then conclude by designing an infographic incorporating what they have researched throughout these activities.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Images of the New World
Students examine how visual and literary images played an important role in the English colonization of Virginia. They analyze the importance of Thomas Harriot's Report on the subsequent development of English colonial plans for Virginia. They look at the connection between Harriot's text and the images that John White and Theodor de Bry created.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and Massachusetts.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Early English Exploration and Settlement of the Colony of Virginia
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw inferences.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Roanoke- Reading Selection and Questions
In this Roanoke reading and questions worksheet, students read a two page selection about the colony of Roanoke. They answer 3 multiple choice questions, 5 fill in the blank questions, and 2 true or false questions based on the reading.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Reading Amadas and Barlowe
Introduce your young historians to primary sources. Groups examine several documents that show how individuals can experience the same events in different ways. Included in the packet are worksheets that help readers track information and permit them to contrast the perspectives of the documents.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
History of English
Did you know that in Japan you can drink "Poccari Sweat"? Ever heard of "Intervocalic fricatives become contrastive?" Sure. All this and more in a presentation that traces the history of English before England, in England including Old English, Middle English, Modern English, and English as a world language.
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well as for more esoteric terms such as enjambment and litotes.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Early North Carolina History Tic-Tac-Toe
Students choose three activities that demonstrate their knowledge of North Carolina history. In this North Carolina history lesson, students choose three activities from a tic-tac-toe sheet to complete. They research information, write a paragraph, and/or complete creative projects.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
List of Famous Explorers
How many famous explorers can you name off the top of your head? Four? Five? Check out this list of 25 of famous explorers from around the world. The learning exercise categorizes explorers by nationality, and includes each explorer's lifespan and famed voyage of exploration.
4th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Renaissance Person: composing an Extended Definition Essay
Students recognize the characteristics of an extended definition. In this Renaissance person instructional activity, students read a collection of short stories. Students research the definitions of Renaissance and Renaissance person. Students write an extended definition.
9th - 12th English Language Arts