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The Founding of America & Ben Franklin - Founding Fathers: The Immoral Institution of Slavery
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the institution of slavery. In this colonial America lesson, 11th graders watch 2 videos that feature the founding fathers' stance on slavery. Students research how selected founding fathers tried...
Early Contacts: Native American and European Women in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
9th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this colonial America instructional activity, students examine the relationships between Native American women and European women who encountered one another in...
Slavery and the American Founding: The "Inconsistency Not to Be Excused"
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
High schoolers examine slavery in the revolutionary and colonial eras of the United States. For this slavery lesson, learners investigate the presence of slavery in early America, the language of the Constitution, and the intent of the...
Early Colonial Labor Force: Indentured Servants and Slaves
5th - 6th
Students study the labor force used during Colonial America. In this Colonial America lesson plan, students discuss labor types used in the colonies. Students read about indentured servants and the use of African slaves. Students use the...
The Diversity of American Colonial Societies: 1530-1770
10th - Higher Ed
An extensive view of the demographic, environment and diversity found in early American colonial societies. Older learners are provided with a fairly clear image of the many different people who came to the New World. There is a lot of...
Washington and his Slaves: The Impact of Williamsburg on George Washington
9th - 12th
Students investigate slavery in colonial Williamsburg. In this early American history lesson, students watch video clips and read materials about life in Williamsburg. Students then read An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves,...
Slavery in the Beginning: Creating A Virtual Museum
9th - Higher Ed
Students explore slavery in the American colonies from 1607 to the Revolutionary War. In groups, they explore a PBS website and a virtual museum. Using these websites and other online resources, students create their own virtual museum...