17th Century Exploration Teacher Resources
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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
The American Holocaust: The Impact of Epidemic Diseases on North America in the 16th Through 17th Centuries
Students examine the American Holocaust. For 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...
7th - 8th
The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8
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,...
14 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
English-Indian Encounters in Early 17th Century Virginia
Learners 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...
9th - 12th
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Learners 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...
3rd - 5th
Unit 1: Cortes and the Aztecs: Different Views of the World
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...
4th - 10th
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
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...
21 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable