17th Century Exploration Teacher Resources
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The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World
49 mins 11th - Higher Ed
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...
English-Indian Encounters in Early 17th Century Virginia
9th - 12th
Students participate in a three part lesson in which they examine the initial encounters between the English and the Indians, the different ways in which the colonist and Indians interacted and why English settlers and Native Americans...
The American Holocaust: The Impact of Epidemic Diseases on North America in the 16th Through 17th Centuries
7th - 8th
Students examine the American Holocaust. In this Native American history lesson, students conduct research on infectious diseases that wiped out population of indigenous peoples brought to the New World by Europeans in the 16th and 17th...
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
3rd - 5th
Students research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8
14 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Will advances in technology save us from exhausting the Earth's resources? Throughout history, progress helped us revolutionize society. The video discusses the growth in collective learning, exploration, machinery, communications,...
Unit 1: Cortes and the Aztecs: Different Views of the World
4th - 10th
Students explore the Aztec culture and the Conquistadors. In this Aztec lesson, students investigate the language and culture of the Aztec civilization. Over several days and lessons, students expand their study to explore the impact of...
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
21 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social...