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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 and videos.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The American Revolution: A Play
No instructional activity accompanies this drama about the American Revolution. With 13 speaking roles, the short script could be used for a class production, a instructional activity on the parts of a play, or to supplement your social studies curriculum.
K - 5th Language Arts 25 Views 367 Downloads
Lost Hero: Starting a Government from Scratch
Students investigate the steps taken to establish the government of the U.S. They conduct research, read and analyze primary source documents, and answer discussion questions about the Articles of Confederation.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 37 Downloads
Life of a Powhatan Indian
Students explore American history by researching Native American tribes. In this Powhatan Indian lesson plan, students visualize the environment the Powhatan indians used to inhabit by examining a map of America. Students view images of Powhatan indians and discuss their farming techniques while answering study questions.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
The War for Independence: 4th Grade
Colonial Independence is a hot topic in the 4th and 5th grade; this PowerPoint highlights the victories, the decision for Independence, and the forces for and against colonial independence from England. This PowerPoint presents scant information using bullet points and would be great for note taking or as a guide during a discussion or concept review.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
BIRTH OF AN EXCEPTIONAL NATION
Middle schoolers compare the 2 paintings "Washington Crossing the Delaware" and "Prayer at Valley Forge". Look for similarities, differences and information on the painters. Create a political game board using the events from 1776.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 11 Downloads
Tolivers Secret Historical Fiction Unit
Students read a historical fiction about the generals Cornwallis and Washington. In this Revolutionary War lesson, students discover how these two generals lead the patriotic victory at Yorktown, which ended the Revolutionary War.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
American History Overview: February
Third graders examine and discuss the first permanent settlement in the New World at Jamestown, Virginia. They write responses to an excerpt from George Percy's journal, and trace the Middle Passage across the Atlantic Ocean for slave ships.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
American Revolution Bus Tour
Young scholars examine primary sources about the events that lead up to the Revolutionary War. In this Revolutionary War lesson, students move through several stations to encounter and understand different causes of the American revolution.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 25 Views 73 Downloads
American Civil Rights Movement Menu
Students investigate racism in the United States by creating a menu. In this Civil Rights lesson plan, students identify the cruelties enacted upon African Americans in the 1950's and 60's as they fought for equality. Students create a menu representing Civil Rights leaders for a fictitious restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama.
3rd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 34 Views 154 Downloads
Johnny Tremain for the 21st Century
Seventh graders complete a unit of lessons on the American Revolution based on the novel, 'Johnny Tremain.' They define key vocabulary terms, develop a timeline, write a report on a colonial craft, make a colonial flag, and create a Powerpoint presentation.
7th Language Arts 19 Views 40 Downloads