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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Life in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders delve into a variety of informational text types to begin building background knowledge on life in Colonial America. The unit engages learners in researching what life was like during this time by exploring how colonists...
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Guided Reading: African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using the nonfiction book African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies, learners read segments about the origin and perpetuation of slavery in the colonies. Reading comprehension is assessed as the class discusses the text, and explores...
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An Overview of the Thirteen Colonies

For Teachers 5th Standards
Your young historians will race to discover as much information as they can about the thirteen colonies, and will then work with partners to design an advertisement that will attract people to settle in a particular colony. 
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Thirteen Colonies Map Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th
How much did the geography of North America play a role in the formation of the thirteen colonies? Lead fourth, fifth or sixth graders on an adventure in cartography. Young historians create a map of colonial America, including major...
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Political, Economic, and Social Table - The Establishment of the 13 Colonies

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Here you'll find a simple graphic organizer that learners can use to categorize the political, economic, and social motivations behind the establishment of the thirteen colonies.
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8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet

For Students 8th
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil...
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Colonial Vacation Planner

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Looking for a good lesson on the Colonial Period for your upper-elementary class? Then, this lesson is for you! They use website designs, U.S. travel publications, and maps to plan a family vacation to states which were part of the...
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The 13 Colonies HyperStudio Presentation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research one of the original thirteen colonies and present their information in a HyperStudio project.
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AN EXAMINATION OF HOW GEOGRAPHICAL SETTLEMENTS LED TO AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THE 13 COLONIES

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate and justify the geographic reasons why the colonists settled in the locations they did, and how this led to their economic system using a map of the original thirteen colonies.
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Thirteen Colonies

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this thirteen colonies worksheet, students write the capital city next to each star on the thirteen colonies. Students write 13 capitals.
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British Colonization-Settling the Thirteen Colonies (1607-1733)

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study the thirteen colonies: geography, economics, politics, and religious groups. They explore early colonial life, and create a travel brochure, travel guide of the 13 Colonies, and word search.
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The Original 13 Colonies and 3 Regions

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders review the content of American History and focus upon the original thirteen colonies. They also study the geography of the region. It is recommended that students have other lessons delivered on the topic prior to this one.
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Thirteen Colonies: Crossword Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
For this United States history worksheet, students use the 13 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers pertaining to the original 13 colonies.
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Thirteen Colonies Word Jumble

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this American colonies worksheet, students unscramble the letters in 20 words to spell vocabulary pertaining to the thirteen original colonies. There is a word bank provided.
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13 Colonies Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this 13 colonies instructional activity, students search for the colonies in a word search. Students search for the names of all 13 colonies that are given at the bottom of the page.
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Colony Trading Cards

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the history of the thirteen colonies. They research when, where, why and how each colony was developed. They create trading cards to display research information.
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Development of the English Colonies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research one of the original 13 colonies using the included worksheet. They also record their findings on a poster board to use during a class presentation. Students then take notes on the presentations using the...
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Know Your 13 Colonies

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the thirteen colonies.  In this American History instructional activity, 7th graders analyze the historical origins and economic development of each colony.  Students create an original flag for a colony that...
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The 13 Originals: Exploring the Who, When, Where, and Why Behind the 13 Original Colonies of Early America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Discover the stories behind each of the thirteen stripes on the American flag with this straightforward presentation. Complete with learning objectives, discussion questions, and solid information about each of the original thirteen...
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Introduction to the 13 Colonies

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the first 13 colonies. In this first 13 colonies lesson, students study the map and locate where the first 13 colonies were located. Students label a map and tell who started each of the colonies.
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The Thirteen Colonies in 1770

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers review the characteristics of the thirteen colonies. With a partner, they complete a worksheet describing the colonies within a specific amount of time. They review their responses and describe each region of colonies...
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Thirteen Original Colonies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
An outstanding lesson plan on the Thirteen Original Colonies, and the settling of Pennsylvania by William Penn is here for your learners. Valuable discussion takes place regarding how the colonies were settled, and some excellent...
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Thirteen Colonies on a Map

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify the thirteen original colonies. In this United States history lesson, 4th graders are given a map to label the colonies and date when each colony was founded. Students color code the colonies according to their...
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A Flip of Life in the 13 Colonies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a flip book illustrating the 13 original colonies. They study the growth and development of each of the three groups of the original colonies. They use maps to observe and interpret geographic information and...
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Thanksgiving 2—The Pilgrim Story and My Immigrant Story

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The tradition of the First Thanksgiving is really a story of immigration. Connect the feelings and customs of the early Pilgrims to the experiences of the immigrants in your class with an introduction to the 13 colonies, the Mayflower,...
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The Coming of Independence

For Students 7th - 8th
Provide your learners with an opportunity to show what they know. Have them answer 10 questions on colonial America, 13 Colonies, colonial legislature, and popular sovereignty. There are 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions.
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Changing Americans

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare and contrast colonial life with the present.
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Colonial Regions of America 1689 - 1754 Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Colonial America worksheet, students color and label a map of the 13 colonies. They complete three more maps on which they label the major cities and waterways in New England, the Middle, and the Southern colonies. They answer an...
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The Original 13 Colonies and 3 Regions

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the 13 original colonies. In this colonial America lesson, 7th graders research details about each of the colonies and then play "Beat the Clock Colony Review."
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Getting to Know the Thirteen Colonies

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze information about the thirteen colonies. Using the information, they can manipulate and identify a region in which the colony is located. As a class, they make generalizations about the various regions and time...
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State Capitals of the Original 13 Colonies

For Students 4th - 6th
In this capitals worksheet, students match the names of the capitals with the list of names of the thirteen original colonies. Students write thirteen names of capitals.
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13 Colonies Assignment

For Students 5th - 8th
In this colonial America worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer questions about the formation of the colonies and the countries that established each colony.
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Colonial Jobs Pictionary

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pictionary is a fun and effective way to add a visual element to lessons that encourage critical thinking. Colonial trades had specific tools and dress that make this game a perfect way to have students illustrate their understanding of...
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Who Am I? Name the Colony

For Students 8th - 11th
For this colonial American worksheet, students identify 13 colonies based on the provided descriptions. Students then complete a writing prompt that requires them to create colonial brochures.
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Colonial Differences

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students play a matching game to differentiate between the thirteen colonies. In this thirteen colonies lesson plan, students learn about different beliefs and geographical differences.
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The 13 Colonies HyperStudio Presentation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research their colony, synthesize the data, and put their information in a HyperStudio Presentation. Finally, they need to do a self-evaluation of their work and work habits.
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Social Studies: Famous History

For Teachers 2nd
While a rudimentary overview of facts relating to U.S. History, this resource could be used as a starting point for a discussion of this topic. However, there is very little information included on each slide, and one of the terms used...
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American Civilization

For Teachers 1st
First graders research and examine various events during the American Revolution. They locate the thirteen colonies on a map, create Boston Tea Party boats, and construct Paul Revere paper lanterns.
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The Not So Big Book of Westward Expansion

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
From the thirteen colonies to the Mexican cession, your learners will track the territorial acquisitions made by the United States during eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with this printable booklet.
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How Did Relations between Britain and the Colonies Change after the French and Indian War?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
What does the French and Indian War have to do with the American Revolution? Following the war, Britain issued the Proclamation of 1763 in an attempt to limit the colonists' western expansion. To understand how the proclamation, the...
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Thirteen American Colonies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the Thirteen American Colonies. In small groups they conduct Internet research on a selected colony, organize their information using Inspiration or Timeliner computer programs, and design and present a gameboard that...
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Lifestyles in the 13 Colonies

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore American colonial life. In this Colonial America lesson, 7th graders research Internet and print sources to create Inspiration projects on colonial America.
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A Whole New World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine a timeline of a sequence of events displaying how the colonies were founded. They analyze Jamestown and Plymouth recruitment posters, write journal entries, and play a Jeopardy game with questions about the...
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13 Colonies Brochure

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research one of the 13 original colonies and create a brochure using Microsoft Publisher. They also use text organizers, including headings, graphic features, and tables of contents, to locate and organize information.
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Fourth of July (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
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The Settlement of the Chesapeake

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address...
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Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is part five in a series of lectures given by a teacher. Basically, you are watching a teacher giving a lecture. He has maps behind him, and reads questions from a study guide to a test. Next, he answers the questions. This video...
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Early America: Jeopardy Game

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders can put their knowledge of early American life, the 13 colonies, and maps to the test when they play this Jeopardy game. The game covers terminology, famous people, and geography related to Colonial American times. Note:...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
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Social Studies 7th Grade: American Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A basic overview of the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence, this presentation provides pupils with key terms and facts about life in the thirteen original colonies. The final slide includes an assignment for students in...
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From Sea to Shining Sea

For Teachers 5th
A solid, engaging discussion can really help students get excited about a particular topic. This teacher lead discussion get students thinking about the time it took for each of the 50 States to join the union, while considering...
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Topic Report Learning Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
If you'd like to quickly access a simple graphic organizer designed for a class to divide and conquer a larger subject, then check out this resource. Assign class members to study a specific topic within a historical theme or event, and...
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Make a Dried Bouquet

For Teachers K - 8th
Students examine how drying flowers was a popular hobby for Colonial women during the Colonial era in America. They read and discuss an instruction sheet, and create dried-flower bouquets that are hung upside down and tied with a string.
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Colonial America and The American Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How did the founding of the American colonies lead to a revolution? Use the essential question and sample activities to guide learners through a series of history lessons. Additionally, the packet includes effective strategies to...
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Word Choice: Using Academic Vocabulary to Apply for a Colonial Trade Job

For Teachers 4th Standards
Scholars reflect upon colonial jobs such as a blacksmith, cooper, shoemaker, and more. Together, the class writes a job application as a practice for working independently. Learners employ their experience in writing a job application of...
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History In A New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Sixty-seven pages take scholars on a digital tour through the exhibit, History in a New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth. Crystal clear pictures accompanied by text offer a deep understanding of the...
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars work in pairs to decide whether leaders wrote the Declaration of Independence for the rich and powerful or for every man. To draw their conclusion, pairs read excerpts from two historians and complete a graphic organizer citing...
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The American Revolution Introduction

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young historians create a replica of Jamestown Virginia, analyze the Mayflower Compact, practice penmanship by copying a famous quote by William Bradford, and read a great informational text on the beginnings of colonial America with a...
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Bossy Britain Upsets Colonists

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the causes of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution. Then they make a Flap Vocabulary Book and glue on a map of the thirteen colonies and make a title page called "Road to War in it." Students also...
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The Founding Fathers

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss the basic ideas about the government of the English colonists. They identify three kinds of colonial government developed in the thirteen colonies.
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Settlements in the Thirteen Colonies

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders work in groups and conduct research on each colonial region using the internet. They record their findings using a graphic organizer then share this information with the class.
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Cameo Portraits, the Colonial Period

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars create cameo pictures which were quite popular during the Colonial time period. They combine art and creative writing as an extension activity and present their creative project to the class.
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The Settlement of 13 Colonies

For Students 4th - 5th
In this settlement of the colonies worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer, listing the name of the colony, the date settled and the state name. Worksheet contains links to additional activities.
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Colony Crops

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders determine which crops were grown in the 13 colonies depending on their climate and geography. They explore what crops are grown in the states created from the original colonies.
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Geographic Features of the East Coast

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders view a map of the thirteen colonies and discuss why the people who came from England built towns along the Atlantic coast. They read the directions on the worksheet and underline words in the question that ask them to do...
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Colonial Discovery

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the 13 Colonies and the daily lives of those that lived there. Learners research Colonial life and express what they've discovered through the creation of murals. The pictorial history of the period is then complemented by murals...
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Unite These States

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore the historical events and people associated with the 13 colonies. The geographic locations of the 13 colonies and ultimately, of all 50 states are investigated.
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Colonial Vacation Planner

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students plan a family vacation to states that were among the original 13 colonies. The groups determine which state they visit, map their route, calculate the mileage, and determine how much money they spend on gasoline.
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Colony Brochure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, after studying the 13 colonies, create a brochure advertising one of the colonies. The purpose of the brochure, they were told, would be to urge people in Europe to come to America and settle in their particular colony.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make a Table: Problem Solving

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math tables worksheet, students use the understand, plan, solve, and look back strategy to help them solve the problem about the 13 colonies entering the Union. Students use a table to help them categorize the dates when the...
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Globe Lesson- The Revolutionary War

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils discover using globes. In this geography lesson, students use a globe to outline the original 13 colonies. Pupils also use a globe to measure the distance from London to New York City and determine how many days it would have...
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The American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils study the American Revolution using Google Earth and United Streaming online resources. In this American Revolution lesson, students complete a KWL chart with information they know about the American Revolution. Pupils then study...
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Celebrate Colonial Maryland

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research colonial Maryland. In this colonial Maryland lesson plan, students participate in a WebQuest to investigate how families led their lives long ago. Learners compare family and city life from long ago and today. Students...
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Colonial America: The Original 13

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers work in small groups to research the initial history of two colonies and answering a list of questions. They then prepare a PowerPoint presentation or poster that includes all the findings of the questions and share...
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The American Revolution

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this American Revolution worksheet, learners read and discuss a 2 page article on The American Revolution, answer 2 statements with multiple choice answers and fill in 6 blanks to complete 6 facts referring to The American Revolution.
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Colonial Research Fun

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review the characteristics of the thirteen colonies. In groups, they use the internet to research one of the colonies more in depth and answer questions about it. They develop a newspaper or travel brochure to share the...
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Colonial America Homeschool Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the history and influential people of the  Colonial American period. In this Colonial America lesson, students discover what daily life was like during Colonial times, and discuss the 13 original colonies. Students will...
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Colonies Word Scramble

For Teachers 5th - 8th
In this American colonies worksheet, young scholars examine 13 sets of letters and unscramble them to correctly spell the names of the 13 colonies.
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The Role of African Slaves on South Carolina Rice Plantations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the role of African American slaves in rice plantations. In this slave life lesson, 4th graders discuss the products produced in the 13 colonies. Students discuss the importance of rice to South Carolina's...
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Early America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, in groups, study the differences between the 13 Original Colonies, then explore the relationship between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.
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That's My Colony Project

For Students 4th - 6th
In this American colonies activity worksheet, students choose one of the 13 original colonies to research in order to respond to 10 short answer questions.
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Georgia: the Buffer Colony

For Students 6th - 8th
For this United States history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the colony of Georgia. A short answer question is included as well.
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Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. In this history lesson, 6th graders consider the problems created when each colony had independent currencies. Students problem solve other related weaknesses.
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Formation Of The Republic

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the formation of the Thirteen Colonies in the United States. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The teacher uses guiding questions in order to keep the research process going in the right...
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From Riches to Rice

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders identify and locate Africa, the United States, the Original 13 colonies, and the region of West Africa on a map. They list examples of culture and African American culture. Students link the culture of West Africa with the...
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Colonies Study Guide

For Students 6th - 9th
In this colonies worksheet, students answer the questions about the Middle, Southern, and New England Colonies. There are 14 questions to answer.
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American Colonies

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze the differences between New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. In this American History instructional activity, student groups create a bulletin board depicting a typical scene from thier respective colonial...
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Worksheet #27 Questions - Middle Colonies

For Students 8th - 9th
In this middle colonies worksheet, learners examine their knowledge through ten fill in the blank questions that relate to the aforementioned topic.
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13 American Colonies: Citizenship Question 64

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Help English learners prepare for their citizenship test with this presentation. Based on question 64 about the thirteen American Colonies, the slides simply list all thirteen states and their flags. Augment this slideshow with a lesson...
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Fly High with Flag Day

For Teachers K - 3rd
Wave goodbye to the school year with these lesson ideas on how to teach about the significance of the US flag.
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The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is one of the best resources I've come across in quite a while. It's a series of six lesson plans produced by the US Government that have to do with the State Quarters. The titles of the six lessons are: Double Your Money!, How...
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Stars and Stripes Forever: Flag Facts for Flag Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are introduced to the symbolism of the flag of the United States of American. They identify flag components, history, etiquette and lore. They also use constrution paper to make a flag and discuss the Pledge of Allegiance.
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The Continental Congress

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A fantastic video highlights the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
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Substantive Amendments: Amendments I and II

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The First and Second Amendments remain some of the most famous, even to this day. Learners read about several clauses from the US Constitution through a variety of captivating activities including before and after reading, group work,...
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The Articles of Confederation to the United States Constitution

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Rather than simply reading about the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, your young historians will make the case for a new Constitution that will positively impact the new nation of the United States.
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The Happy Progress of Our Affairs: George Washington and the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in a lesson which uses Washington's own words to illustrate the events leading to the establishment of our national government, and the crucial roles he played throughout that process.
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Colonists Divided: A Revolution and A Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the background of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students examine the viewpoints of Patriots and Loyalists as they prepare for a classroom debate regarding the war.
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Constitutional Period Sample Test Questions

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Here is a standard multiple-choice assessment on the Constitutional period of the United States. There are 28 questions on topics ranging from the influence of ideas on the Declaration of Independence, federalism, and the Preamble to the...
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Federalists v. Anti‐Federalists

For Teachers 8th Standards
Here is a solid lesson plan to support your instruction on the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation. It includes close analysis of primary source images, a guided notes template and answer key, and many key points to...
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Law: State, Local and National

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From common complaints against the influence of lobbyists to how bills are passed in Congress, this practice tests covers a wide range of topics regarding local, state, and national law. It is a standard multiple-choice assessment that...
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North Carolinians Take a Stand on Ratification of the 19th Amendment

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The fight to pass the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed women the right to vote was contentious and divisive. Many states refused to ratify the amendment, initially proposed in 1878. Class members examine documents...
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National Symbols

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What are the most prominent symbols of the United States? Learn about the bald eagle, the American flag, and the Statue of Liberty in a reading comprehension activity that includes a short passage and five reflective questions.
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Alabama BEFORE the American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that prior to the American Revolution, Alabama was a part of the British empire and called New West Florida? Class members research the economic, political, and social realities of this territory and compare them to those of...
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National Symbols

For Students 6th - 8th
What do the flag, the bald eagle, and the Statue of Liberty remind you of? After reading a short article about these national symbols, middle schoolers are asked to identify ideas that these items represent.
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The Carlyle House and Gadsby Tavern

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders tour the Carlyle House and Gadsby Tavern while working on worksheets covering both places. They are to write an essay and thank you notes to finish the lesson.
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Colonial Founders

For Teachers 7th
Who were the founding fathers of the American Colonies? Engage in online activities, Internet research, and focused writing to find out. Students choose one colonial founder, conduct biographical research on the person, and take a quiz...
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Pre-Civil War--Causes

For Teachers 7th
What caused the American Civil War? This slide show examines seven potential causes: influential people, slavery, Compromise of 1850, addition of Texas, Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Industrial Revolution, and expansion to the west....
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The Age of Constitution Writing

For Students 9th - 12th
Was the United States significantly more democratic in their governing structures and laws after the overthrow of British authorities? Compare and contrast summaries of the country's constitutions under British rule and after...
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American Government Preamble to the United States Constitution

For Students 4th Standards
Observe Constitution Day with a activity that delves deep into the who, what, why, when, where, and how of the U.S. Constitution. Scholars read a short informational text then answer 10 questions—short answer and multiple choice. 
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Library of Congress Pathways: Thomas Jefferson Lesson Module

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Thomas Jefferson was a founding father, author, president, and so much more. An informative lesson explores the life of Thomas Jefferson from the writing of the Declaration of Independence to his presidency. Young scholars complete...
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"Father" of Our Country vs. "Father" of the Bill of Rights

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners examine the relevance of the Bill of Rights. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students study the parts of the Constitution and the ten amendments. They investigate the rights and responsibilities that accompany being an American....
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Revolutionary Money

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Examine paper money from the American revolution! Historians study the paper bills and discuss the history of money. How has money changed over the times? Activities are included. 
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April 19, 1775 - The Revolutionary War

For Students 7th - 8th
How would our lives be different if America had not won the Revolutionary War? This activity prompts young historians to discuss this question during a lesson about the War of Independence. Use this prompt as an essay question or a short...
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Philadelphia and the Constitutional Convention "Heat Up"

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the Constitutional Convention of 1787. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students role play the parts of delegates in a simulation of the convention.
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The War for Independence: 4th Grade

For Teachers 4th
Here is a great interactive idea that may need a little refining. Students play 3 rounds, where they answer questions explaining how different countries have gained independence throughout history. While this resource has music and...
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Geography and Industry

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students view a map of the geography of the northern colonies.  In this industry lesson, students read an article about geography in the northern colonies, define the words industry, trade, business and manufacture, and complete a chart...
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The Mayflower Compact

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the events leading up to the Mayflower Compact. In this government lesson plan, 4th graders have a teacher-led class discussion on the importance of government, then complete a worksheet on the topic.
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Migration and Immigration in the United States: Three Case Studies

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the early migration of Native Americans, African Americans, and the British Colonists. They conduct Internet research, complete a timeline, label maps, compare/contrast the three groups' experiences, and write an essay.
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Freedom is Not Free, Lest We Forget

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore the causes of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students describe the major and important people of the Ameican Revolution. Students watch videos fill out timelines do Internet research to...
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Benjamin Franklin and the Long Struggle for Independence

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore U.S. history by reading biographical material in class. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students identify the life of Franklin and the events that led him to become one of America's first heroes. Students complete an...
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Rollin' on The River - the Hudson River!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine how the Hudson River was important to the development of the United States. They examine the role of steamboats played in the development of the Hudson River Valley.
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Whites of their Eyes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze the steps that lead to the Revolutionary War. They view an eye exam chart to illustrate how important it is to focus on your end destination and see how difficult it is to focus on over time and the retelling of a...
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The Emerging American Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define what it meant to be an American early on in the nation's history. In this American identity lesson, students examine the noted quotations and determine what was meant by each of the authors with regards to an American...
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Colonial America and Roots of Government

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students identify 50 States and the major geographic features, regions, and political representation of each. In connection, they investigate the causes and effects of European colonization on North America. They identify the formation...
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What's It All have to Do with Me?

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore local history and relate to National Events.  In this primary documents lesson plan,students explore eyewitness accounts of events at special moments in American history.  Students recognize symbols of our country....
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Early Settlements

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students embark on a journey through colonial times.  In this early settlement lesson, students come to understand what life was like for the settlers in the early colonies. Students research and create projects illustrating their new...
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Westward Expansion

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a brochure outlining what he or she has studied throughout the unit. The brochure contains evidence that Students have understood and mastered the answers to the essential questions.
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Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the causes of the American Revolution. They explore how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution (e.g., the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, coercive Acts)....
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Independence Day!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders role play the colonists separation from England. In this colonial independence lesson, 3rd graders pretend their class has decided to form a school of their own and form groups to gather information about creating a flag,...
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students review the Declaration of Independence through the eyes of two historians. In this Declaration of Independence activity, students view the Declaration of Independence Preamble and discuss the points of view of historians....
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Introducing our Constitution: Problems with the Articles of Confederation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how the Articles of Confederation evolved into the U.S. Constitution. In this government lesson, students analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress. Students analyze primary images and documents...
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Declaration of Independence: What are they complaining about?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze the Declaration of Independence. For this argument for independence lesson, students analyze the British wrongs as listed by the writers. Students create a PowerPoint with rationale and support for their selections on...
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Colonial Writing Project

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write from the perspective of a child in the colonial period. In this writing lesson plan, 4th graders create a fictional character living in the colonial period and write about daily life from their perspective.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Don't Get It? You're Not Alone

For Students 8th - 12th
In this historical events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon from the 1700's and one from the 1900's . Students respond to 2 short answer questions.
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Technology of Colonial America

For Teachers 4th - 8th
By learning about the technology of Colonial America, students can gain a greater appreciation of history.
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History of the American Flag and Pledge of Allegiance

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss key features from American history. In this flag and pledge lesson, 6th graders research the history of the United States flag and the principles of the Pledge of Allegiance prior to class. Students discuss their...
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Learning About Colonial Times

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research Colonial America. In this Colonial Times lesson, students view the PBS Colonial House Interactivewebsite and create a timeline of important events during the Colonial period. Students print and share their timelines.
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The First American Colonies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to the early colonial settlements of America by observing a map, filling in a map themselves and then researching information on their own.
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Events Leading to the War of 1812

For Students 5th - 6th
In this US History worksheet, students read a selection of the War of 1812 and fill in the blanks for 10 sentences using a word bank.
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Day in the Life of Colonial America

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars discuss life and education of a colonial child and how their lives compare after reading from "History Alive" textbook. They create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting two items from colonial education and modern...
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Developing Flags

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  Students examine why having a symbol such as a flag is important for countries.  In this flag lesson, students break into groups and create their own flag to represent their group dynamic.   
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Having a Great Time - Wish You Were Here

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore colonial life in America.
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Teaching about America

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students learn vocabulary about the flag. They name the colors of the flag. They identify symbols of American patriotism.
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Children in Colonial America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students, in teams, race to find answers to questions about Colonial America using the Internet and print sources. They make charts that compare and contrast colonial times with the present.
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You are a Colonist!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders role play the role of a colonist. They complete a character sheet and write about the colonist's occupations and backgrounds. They share their story with their peers for editing.
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An American Colonial Dilemma

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the beginnings of America by participating in a role-play activity. In this democracy instructional activity, students discuss several questions about the British army and the American Revolution while incorporating...
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Europeans Colonize Africa

For Students 6th - 9th
In this African colonization worksheet, students respond to 1 short answer question that accompanies a reading selection about European Imperialism. Students also complete a graphic organizer based on the selection.
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Crossword: Introduction to Colonial America

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this crossword worksheet, students read 14 clues pertaining to colonial America. Students place their answers in this puzzle which does not have a word bank.
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American Heritage Themes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore American freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility. In this American history lesson, students discuss what it means to be an American as they reflect on contributions of noteworthy Americans and write a composition...
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Early American History Worksheet

For Students 8th - 11th
In this early American history learning exercise, students respond to 15 multi-faceted questions about the French and Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and...
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General Knowledge of American History #67

For Students 6th
In this general knowledge of American history #67 worksheet, 6th graders interactively answer 10 multiple choice questions with immediate online feedback.
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Mythical Mayhem

For Teachers 3rd
Students explore Greek and Roman mythology in this five lessons unit. Common gods, their roles in the myth and stories of the era are surveyed as students take on the personality of a mythical character.
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Life Giving Rivers

For Teachers 3rd
Students examine the world's rivers in this six lessons unit which mingles science with social studies. The dynamic forces that create erosion in nature are also seen as habitats and ecosystems that are affected by environmental and man...
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Slavery

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a short unit on slavery and the U.S. Civil War. They read and analyze the book, "Follow the Drinking Gourd," compose their own secret song, complete an Abraham Lincoln crossword puzzle, and dramatize a historical...
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The Constitution

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders conduct research about the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, the Connecticut (Great) Compromise, and the 3/5 Compromise.
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American Revolution Dioramas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the causes and effects of the American Revolutionary War. Using the internet, they research famous people from the War and events. They write a report and create a diorama to accompany it. They share their...
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Why were Americans upset with the British Government?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the Revolutionary War in New York State. In this experiential hook lesson, 4th graders adhere to new rules imposed by the teacher.  Students document their feelings and frustrations with being taxed on using walk,...
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The National Road

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars investigate the significance of the National Road. In this American transportation history lesson, students read the provided selection about the National Road and then complete the handouts that complement the reading....
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Westward Ho: The Difficulties of Emigrants Moving West

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the journey west of 19th century emigrants. In this pioneer lesson, students read the letters and diaries of a fictitious family traveling on the Oregon Trail. They mark their route on a US map, create a chart showing...
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From Colonies to States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students break into 13 groups, one per colony and research the events surrounding their colony's entrance into the United States. They then submit their report to the class keeping track of the order in which the states were admitted by...
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1776: The American Revolution in the Champlain Valley

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars examine the significance of Lake Champlain in the Revolutionary War. In this American Revolution lesson, students discuss how Lake Champlain was integral to the war, create war time lines, and identify the 13 original...
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Patriotic Symbols

For Teachers K
Students participate in a variety of activities such as reading related literature, identifying symbols, and examining flags in order to reinforce the importance of patriotic symbols and how they represent our country or states.
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Mercantilism

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Student describes how the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies. They then examine how the economic characteristics of the Colonial Period The New England colonies developed an economy based on...
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Values and Beliefs of Manifest Destiny

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the beliefs of Manifest Destiny and its role in the California Gold Rush. They analyze a painting to gather information about Manifest Destiny.
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4-H Citizenship Activity Page

For Students 7th - 9th
Using this activity to explore citizenship, learners evaluate the importance of positive participation in their community, neighborhood and country. The 15 questions in this worksheet relate to jobs in the community.
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American Flag Coloring Fun

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this American flag worksheet, students color a blank picture of the flag. Students color the stars and strips and read a caption above and below the flag.
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George Washington Time Line

For Students 4th - 5th
In this George Washington time line worksheet, students use the information in the time line to answer ten questions about George Washington.
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George Washington

For Students 4th - 6th
In this George Washington worksheet, students use the hints to unscramble the words about George Washington. Students unscramble 10 words.
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You do the research! George Washington

For Students 5th - 8th
In this George Washington worksheet, students fill in the historical fact next to the year given about George Washington. Students fill in 5 blanks.
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The Kansas Flag

For Teachers 1st
First graders study the symbols on the Kansas flag. In this social studies instructional activity, 1st graders read about the symbols on the state flag. Students create a flag folder and complete word work assignment for each of the...
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Geography of the Northeast

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore U.S. geography by examining maps in class. For this Northeast United States lesson, 4th graders view topography related maps of the United States and identify the Appalachians, White Mountains and Atlantic coast....
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Loyalist Postcards Research

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the story of a Canadian Loyalist and complete an organizer using the research. They create a Loyalist postcard using historical imagination.
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze a copy of the Declaration of Independence to discover how it was adopted, approved, and signed. The tone and style of the document are analyzed for intention through an exploration its the language and vocabulary.
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A Thanksgiving Lesson

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the history of Thanksgiving and determine what the contemporary holiday stands for. They determine how the views of the Wampanoags may differ from those of the Pilgrims by examining artwork and written text....
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Celebrating Benjamin Franklin

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore various websites featuring the life and achievements of Benjamin Franklin. They investigate Franklin's roles in colonial society as well as pictures of his various inventions. They view excerpts of historical...
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Canadian Studies Exercise

For Teachers 6th
In this Canadian history worksheet, 6th graders review many aspects of Canadian studies. Students complete 10 fill in the blank questions, 5 essay questions and 10 true/false questions.
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The French & Indian War

For Students 6th - 8th
For this world history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the French and Indian War. A short answer question is included as well.
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The King's New Rules

For Students 6th - 8th
In this world history learning exercise, learners utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions pertaining to the colonies prior to the Revolutionary War. A short answer question is included as well.
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The Northeast

For Students 5th
In this Northeast instructional activity, 5th graders read a 3 page passage about the Northeast. Students respond to 10 multiple choice questions about the passage they have read.
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Honoring our Past - designing monuments in our hometown

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create their own monuments of their town. In this monument instructional activity, 5th graders write an acrostic poem to describe their town. They discuss events and people from their town that should be remembered and...
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The Declaration of Independence (1776)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the Declaration of Independence.
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Westward Expansion Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Westward Expansion instructional activity, students respond to 63 short answer questions about Manifest Destiny and the U.S. expansion into the West.
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Fourth Grade Social Studies Quiz

For Students 4th
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the colonies, The Boston Tea Party, Native Americans, and more. Students complete 15 questions.
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Geography of the English Settlements

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders locate several important American colonial cities on a map and research how their proximity to water and nearby arable land affected the rate and success of settlement.
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Colonial Password

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in a colonial password game. In groups, they create clues that their classmates can use to determine new vocabulary presented to them in class. They match the correct password with the clues.
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Colony of Massachusetts

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders recall the reasons why the Pilgrims came to the New World. They ideology and compare and contrast the ideology of the Puritans and Roger iams. They study the colony of New York.
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Grew to the West

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this westward growth activity, learners use lyrics given to follow along with the song "Grew to the West," filling in blanks to answer simple questions throughout. Students then answer 10 additional questions about the song. Song link...
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United States Flag Fun Facts

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this United States flag worksheet, students read a short passage about the flag and its colors, then fill in blanks with the correct information about what colors, stars and stripes on the flag mean.
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The History of Thanksgiving Day

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the history of Thanksgiving. In this holiday lesson plan, 3rd graders read about the history of Thanksgiving, complete vocabulary activities, and write a journal entry from the point of view of someone who lived...
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U.S. Quiz Questions

For Students 6th - 8th
For this ESL United States worksheet, learners answer a set of 25 questions about the United States. The answers to each question are written beneath each.
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The English Settle America

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders compare immigration today with that of the colonial period. They locate colonies on a map and describe reasons their families immigrated to the United States.
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GEOBOP State Standards

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write a report and draw a picture of the state of their choice. They use the internet to research their state's flower and write a paragraph about it. They also practiced inserting a picture from the internet to a word...
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Agricultural Economics and the American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read through this printable version of a handout discussing Economics and the American Revolution. There are key terms and facts for students to focus on. This case study illustrates economic principles that remain important today. See...
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The Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the time period of the Industrial revolution in American history.  In this American History lesson, 8th graders read the chapter on this time period.  Students create a presentation on this time period to teach...