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Lost Hero: The "To Do List" of the Continental Congress
Students investigate how the role of president is defined in the Articles of Confederation. They read and discuss primary source documents, answer discussion questions, and describe how the President was elected.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution: The American Revolution
The contributions of African-Americans to the American Revolution are the focus of this Social Studies and language arts lesson. After reading and discussing Linda Crotta Brennan’s The Black Regiment of the American Revolution, class...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World
The key ideas in this 50-minute video lecture is that commerce and trade transformed the seventeenth century, that wars previously fought over religious beliefs transformed into wars over economic resources, and that the quest for goods...
49 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Not Only Paul Revere: Other Riders of the American Revolution
Students examine circumstances surrounding rides of the American Revolution other than Paul Revere's, explore why posterity treated them differently than Revere's ride, and create original poems based on historical fact.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Washington and his Slaves: the Impact of the Marquis de Lafayette on George Washington
George Washington had a close relationship with Marquis de Lafayette. The extent of Lafayette's influence on Washington's views on slavery is uncertain, but young historians take a shot at answering this question after some key readings...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History