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American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars 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...
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Mercantilism and The Colonial American Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The invisible hand of trade. Viewers use the AP review video to learn the impact of mercantilism on the American Colonies. They examine the question of taxation without representation as the colonists get more and more upset with the...
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A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students examine the role of money in the colonial economy by participating in a trading activity. In this colonial economy lesson, students complete an activity to learn about colonial trade and what happens when there is a lack of...
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Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution 1700-1775

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Six slides show maps, graphs, and trade routes showing the demographics and economy of the early colonial economy. No text is included in this presentation, it is for supplemental use only.
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Colonial American Trade, Currency, and Economy: The instability of a colonial economy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students view an image of Nathanial Hurd's "Table of Conversions." They will work in small groups to complete a worksheet. Students participate in a discussion about colonial Boston's economy. This lesson plan is a precursor to a visit...
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Differences Among Colonial Regions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Classes look at and analyze primary source images to explore the differences between the colonial regions during the Revolutionary era. They break into groups to tackle each region and then present their findings to the class. A final...
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Jamestown's Economy

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students identify items made in Jamestown and draw conclusions about their economy. In this Jamestown economy lesson, students use the internet to complete a worksheet which required them to look at photographs of goods made in and...
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Colonial Currency

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop a common currency. In this colonial currency lesson, 5th graders exchange beads, rice, coins, and paper bills for goods and services. Students explore web tools to research ways colonists used money, even if it was...
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The Colonial Workers Web

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how workers, both today and in colonial times, worked within their societies to produce specialized goods and services and became interdependent. They explain how people became less self sufficient in their economic...
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JAPANESE COLONIALISM IN KOREA 1910-1945

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze documents ranging from poetry to policy to determine the changes in Korea during its occupation. In this Japanese Colonialism lesson, students listen to a lecture, read documents and write responses analyzing the...
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Impact of Colonialism: British Colonialism

For Students 7th - 9th
Read the provided passage on the impact of British colonialism then complete the assignment. The class reads two paragraphs and then creates a t-chart showing the pros and cons of British imperialism in India.
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Trade in Colonial America / NAFTA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners learn the how trade impacted the colonial economy. They analyze the the benefits of NAFTA and learn the advantages to both the United States and Mexico.
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Jamestown's Economy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine goods made and used by Native Americans and colonists at Jamestown. They complete a worksheet noting characteristics of the objects. They answer questions to make generalizations about scarcity and trade.
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American Life in the 17th Century: 1607-1692

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What was American life like during the 1600s? Help your class discover facts about the unhealthy conditions at Chesapeake Bay, the tobacco economy, Bacon's Rebellion, colonial slavery, the Salem Witch Trials, and colonial life. Slides...
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #1

For Students 8th - 10th
Explore modern economic issues occurring after WWII. The class responds to three short-answer questions regarding post colonialism, changes to the global economy after 1945, and the ties that bind many nations to the colonial countries...
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Five Years to Life: labor in Early Colonial Maryland

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze the shift in the labor supply of Maryland's early coloninal economy from one that included indentured servants to one that increasingly depend on the labor of slaves. They skim "Tobacco Growing", resource and are...
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The Story of India - Freedom and Liberation - 3/6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How much can one country take? The revolution this time is that of the year 1857 in which Muslims and Hindus join forces against British power. Called the Indian mutiny, this fight for freedom unparalleled anything western colonists had...
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A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students investigate the role of money in the colonial economy. In this colonial economy lesson, students participate in a trading activity, read the booklet "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy," participate in an...
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Conflict and Captivity in the Colonies

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the coexistence of Native Americans and colonist in colonial America. In this colonial America lesson plan, students research primary documents regarding Hannah Dustin and  Mary Rowlandson's captures and releases at the...
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Colonial Tobacco Economy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Tobacco as money? Middle schoolers investigate how eighteenth-century Virginia farmers used tobacco as a cash crop to buy tools, livestock, and household goods. They also examine the connection between tobacco production and the slave...
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The Story of India - Freedom and Liberation - 2/6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Opium, textiles, spices, and trade mark the beginning of part two in this six-part series. The British Raj conquered India through profit and Imperialism. But, in this episode viewers will also learn that some British fell in love with...
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The Korean War and Its Aftermath

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Set the stage for your next lesson on the Korean War with handouts packed with information on the country's history and major events leading up to and following the war. The resource includes three worksheets that provide a historical...
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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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Early Colonial Labor Force: Indentured Servants and Slaves

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the labor force used during Colonial America. For this Colonial America lesson, students discuss labor types used in the colonies. Students read about indentured servants and the use of African slaves. Students use the...
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Plantation Economy Discussion: Activity 6

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Lead your class in a discussion on the many components of plantation economics during the colonial period. This presentation is comprised of a single slide which houses 13 discussion topics related to plantation economy. Note: Use this...
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What can money tell us?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the physical presence, imagery and written text on a reproduction of colonial currency. They apply their research to a modern day quarter to compare and contrast two coins. In addition, they design their own colonial...
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The Gristmill

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the concept of a gristmill. They examine how it is used by conducting research using the required text. The students reflect upon the importance of the invention for the survival of the economy and population.
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Crisis, Realignment, and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World: 1975-1991

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Explore the shift in politics, population growth, and economy that followed the Cold War. Upper graders begin this journey in 1975 with the postcolonial crises and Asian economic expansion, then moves into the end of the bi-polar world...
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The Trading Post with the Most: Colonial Dorchester's Settlement and Economy

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the Dorchester settlement, In this American colonial history instructional activity, 8th graders examine primary resources and maps from the Dorchester trading post in order to learn about its contributions to the...
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Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders describe the changes in King George III's policy toward the American colonies by sequencing key events between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. They explain the colonial reactions to command decisions...
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Plymouth Colony

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Read about the tumultuous beginning to the United States with an informational text passage about Colonial America. As young researchers peruse an article about the arrival of the Mayflower, the settlers' relationship to the neighboring...
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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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American Colonists Protest Song

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the role of protest songs. In this early American history lesson plan, students research the acts passed by the British that angered colonists. Students then listen to protest songs from contemporary American history...
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English Settlements in North America, A Royal Charter from the King

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop a colony to be evaluated by the teacher in the role of a "Royal Inspector". In this social studies lesson plan, 5th graders design aspects of a successful society by planning forms of government, politics, and an...
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Case Study Effects of Colonialism

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, students find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 10 sentences pertaining to the colonization of Africa.
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Politics and Economics of Land Settlement in Colonial North Carolina

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the political nature of land settlement in North Carolina.  In this geography lesson, 10th graders analyze primary sources.  Students discover North Carolina industries during colonial times. 
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Was the Stamp Act Fair?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers examine and evaluate different perspectives concerning events leading to the American Revolution. In this case, they hone in on the Stamp Act. They research controversial bills, laws, or events of the time...
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The History of Hindu India

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of...
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Rice Plantation

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the importance of rice as a cash crop and the crop's dependency on slave labor during the settlement of coastal South Carolina. They explain the importance of the rice plantations to South Carolina's colonial economy.
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A Day at the Market

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students describe role of market place in 18th-century Virginia, explain how trade and economy were part of young person's educational process, take part in the classroom marketplace, and compare shopping in colonial times and as part...
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Tobacco Road

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students discuss the meaning of the word economy and and what colonists used to pay for goods when gold and silver were scarce discovering that the people used tobacco for trade. They then divide into groups of four and pretend that the...
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Early North American Colonies 1599-1701

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the settlement of North America. In this colonial America lesson, students compare and contrast the English, French, and Spanish colonies to one another as they conduct research to complete the provided graphic organizer.
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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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Fighting for a New Nation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the heroes of the American Revolution. In this colonial America instructional activity, students research men and women who were leaders during the era. Students then discuss actions that might have been taken to avoid...
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"Globalization"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
An interesting activity that will spark a great class discussion on globalization and wealth distribution around the world. Each group is asked to accomplish the same task, but are not given equal access to materials. It is up to them to...
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Regions of Colonial america

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine european influences on colonial America. They describe how different economies developed depending on the region and climate. Students create posters depicting the economic and social characteristics of various...
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Comparison of Colonial Regions in British North America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the colonies in British North America. As a class, they brainstorm a list of people, places and ideas associated with the Colonial Era. They discover the relationships and interactions between the...
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Savannah, Georgia: The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars explore colonial history, the antebellum era and the cotton economy and the rise of cities in the U.S.
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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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American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore daily life and its influences in the late 1700s for two families in different colonies- Delaware and Massachusetts by becoming historical detectives. After gathering information from artifacts to make inferences about...
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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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Overview of World events during the Deerfield Colonial Period

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the political, social, religious, and economic world and national context in which the events of Deerfield occurred.
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Politics and Economics of Land Settlement in Colonial North Carolina

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Potash manufacturing or mining, hemp growing, and fur trading were the early forms of industry in the Carolinas. Middle schoolers examine primary source documents to determine how the development of these industries influenced the...
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How did Geography Affect the Economy of the Colonies

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the impact of geography on a region. In this geography lesson plan, 8th graders study the themes of geography. Students write an open response to a question.
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The Market for Moving People to America, 1610-1775

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Handouts can provide learners with an easy reference guide to complex material. They'll find economic, population, and reasons many people chose to colonize the new world. This is intended for an upper level economics class.
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The Achievements and Challenges of Zimbabwe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and...
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Is China to Blame?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the implications of participating in the global economy. In this global issues lesson plan, 10th graders discuss the decline of North Carolina's furniture industry and then participate in a global economy seminar.
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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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The European Union’s Economic and Monetary Union

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the benefits of using the Euro, the EU's common currency? What are the challenges faced? As their examination of the European Union continues, class members investigate the impact on how the switch to the Euro impacted...
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Pocumtucks in Deerfield

For Teachers 4th - 6th
As part of a study of colonial and Native American history, class members focus on the beliefs and land use of the Pocumtucks, who settled near Deerfield, Massachusetts. Students examine their beliefs about land use and ownership, the...
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Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the ancient African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. They brainstorm what they know about ancient African kingdoms before investigating the trade and barter situations, and researching one of the kingdoms for an oral...
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Fishing and Trade in the Region of Northeast Colonial America

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate fishing and the economical effect it has on New England.  For this New England History lesson, 4th graders practice using New England fishing vocabulary and observe paintings and photographs from the area....
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Picture The Past

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the times associated with Colonial America. They conduct research from the text provided and work on skills associated with reading comprehension. The book focuses on the cultural items of the time and students...
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Jamestown Journey Part 3

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the economy of Jamestown. In this early settlers lesson plan, 4th graders read about the trade between the English and the natives in Jamestown. This lesson plan is part of a larger unit and coincides with the novel...
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Geography Now! Jamaica

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Jamaica is iconic, thanks to Bob Marley and its gorgeous beaches. A video resource uncovers some of its lesser-known natural treasures, such as the Blue Lagoon, as well as its colonial history. Learners also discuss the importance...
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Westward the Course of Empire Goes: American Imperialism in the Pacific Ocean during the Nineteenth Century

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders research the acquisition of colonial outposts throughout the Pacific Ocean by the United States during the late-nineteenth century. They present their findings to the class and propose which countries or territories the...
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Seeking a Fortune in 18th Century Maritime Boston

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Study the Revolutionary War era practice of recruiting seamen to prey upon the British shipping industry, and discuss the impact this practice had on the Colonial war efforts. Learners read and interpret recruiting advertisements for...
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Ranching in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore ranching in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. They design a model of a ranching village with a fortified compound. Students visit a historic ranch and attend a rodeo. They examine the cattle trails of the United States...
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The Moravians: What Does It Take to Build a Religious Community

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars study a Moravian community, its town structure, and compare the town to other non-religious communities. For this religious community lesson, students research a Moravian community using the town plan documents and...
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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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Bartering in Jamestown

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore bartering. In this bartering instructional activity, students study everyday life in the Jamestown colony. Students discover how bartering was used as a way to acquire necessary supplies.
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Geography Now! Burundi

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Burundi's natural deposits of elements and cash crops support the developing economy, but its people define the unique African nation. The country is a mirror image of its neighbor, Rwanda, with civil war and political strife. A video...
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At Home on the French Frontier: 1700-1800

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students role play bartering for goods and services as the French settlers did in colonial Illinois. They start with eight household items to acquire through bartering. They have to calculate values for each object and determine the...
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The Best Friend of Charleston, The Charleston Railroad

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the Charleston Railroad. For this South Carolina history lesson, 3rd graders examine the impact of the rail line on economy and citizens of the state. Students create posters to advertising the railroad line that...
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U.S. History: The Progressive Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Colonial Revival Movement as a response to industrialization and immigration. focusing on Deerfield, Connecticut, they create a documentary artifact reflecting the period.
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Banana Republics - United Fruit Co.

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students define multinational companies and describe their roles as key economic developers in developing countries, determine whether trade-off between surrendering control of a country's economy to foreign companies and economic...
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The European Conquest of the Americas

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Witness the birth of the Americas in this presentation, which details the European Explorers who contributed to adding vital details on our modern-day maps. Viewers' worlds will literally expand after seeing the results of Cortes and the...
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New Nation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss leadership, citizenship, symbols for a nation, how to create peace after reading "The Iroquois Constitution," "The Declaration of Independence," and "Letters from An American Farmer." They create their own nations...
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Marvelous Massachusetts! Pg. 1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this history of Massachusetts instructional activity, students read several paragraphs about the history, climate, landscape, natural resources, economy, famous people, and education for the state. Students then answer several...
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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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The Slave Market: Not Just a Southern Institution

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze the existence of slavery in the North. In this slavery instructional activity, 4th graders research primary and secondary sources regarding Dutch colonial slavery in New York. Students consider how archeology made...
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MacArthur and the Revision of Japanese Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the changes in the economy of Japan since World War II. In this Japanese society lesson plan, students research the impact of World War II on Japan.
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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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World Bank Development Project Funding

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils prepare a developmental proposal to the World Bank for use in a developing nation. They explain the structure and role of the World Bank. They analyze the organization of development projects.
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Why Did Delawareans Use Slaves?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the lives and attitudes toward slaves and indentured servants during colonial times. Through discussion and text reading, they gather information about the lives of slaves and the terms of indentured...
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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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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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Kiskiack: Changing Architectural Landscape

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare and contrast the changing Native and English colonial architectural landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries. Students research and evaluate how economic technology, and the environment reflected cultural changes...
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Israel/Palestine and Saudi Arabia

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine governmental structures in place around the world. In this political systems lesson, 7th graders discuss components of a modern economy, and read two articles. Students answer questions after reading articles and...
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Massacre or Street Fight? A Study of Images Relating to the Boston Massacre

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how the merchants of the city allowed the economy to flourish. Using primary sources, they discover how international trade helped to develop the United States. They also identify the role of Elias Hasket Derby, a...
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Salem's Maritime History: A History of our New Nation

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the impact of Salem's maritime trade on America. Using primary source documents, they identify the use of expanding the number of products available and how it affected the economy. They write an essay discussing...
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Knife River: Early Village Life on the Plains

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students discover the complex culture and trading economy of the Hidatsa and Mandan tribes in North Dakota during the 18th century, as seen by anthropologists and artists.
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New England News: All You Need to Know About the New England Colonies

For Teachers 3rd
Students explore the New England colonies inj this five lessons unit. The colonies of plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut are highlighted through a variety of techniques.
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VS.3e

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore, examine and identify the importance of the arrival of Africans and women to the Jamestown settlement. They review the groups of people in Virginia during the early 1600s and explain how having a government brought...
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Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...
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Exploring the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict through a Graphic Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Approaching the roots of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict can feel like a daunting task for many instructors; here you will find a lesson plan, reading materials, and handouts that will greatly support you in this valuable endeavor.
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Honors: Unit 2 Test Review: Supply and Demand

For Students 11th - 12th
A good study guide can really help a learner do his/her best on a big exam. This guide provides economics honors students with 28 scenarios and questions related to an advanced understanding of supply and demand. 
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Patriots or Traitors - Point of View in the War for Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Patriots or traitors? Class members analyze images that present widely differing views of the Boston Tea Party, identifying the point of view of the image, the propaganda devices used, and the intended audience.
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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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Barter Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore trading and bartering. They participate in a Barter Day in which they bring in hand crafted or homemade wares to school to barter with classmates.
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Why Did Delawareans Use Slaves?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read about an indentured servant, and complete a chart comparing slaves and indentured servants.
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The Jungle

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils take an inside look at Industrial Revolution issues. In this Industrial Revolution activity, students read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and conduct research regarding the author. Pupils also rewrite portions of the novel and...
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Comparison of American Colonies

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore the lifestyles of the American colonies. They conduct various activities according to their grade level including jigsaw research and creating a poster. Lesson includes primary source readings related to the topic.
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Becoming A Nation p.1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this early America learning exercise, students use the 11 words in a word bank to complete a crossword puzzle about the colonies and Revolutionary War.
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Kensington Mansion: Plantation, Sharecroppers, Tenants

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the significance of the Kensington Mansion. In this South Carolina history instructional activity, 11th graders take field trips to the mansion and research primary and secondary sources about plantations,...
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Late 19th Century U.S. Foreign Policy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discover that many of the issues the United States faces today elicit the same type of political, philosophical and moral debate that has divided the country in the past.
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Civil War

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Historical poetry is lyrical in form and rich with content. After examining the differences between the Northern and Southern states before and during the U.S. Civil War, learners complete a Venn diagram and create an illustration of the...
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Unit on Gandhi and Ahimsa

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the history of Gandhi and his viewpoint and example of nonviolence.  In this World History lesson, students complete numerous research assignments and activities over the course of nine lessons to expand their knowledge...
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I Have No Money, Would You Take Wampum

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students engage in a discussion about their experiences with goods, services, and money.  In this bartering lesson, students read The Wampum Bird story and brainstorm their personal experiences with economics.   
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American Immigration Past and Present

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students simulate a Commission hearing in which the class attempt to arrive at an immigration policy; individual essays by each student; and, if time permits, individual or group projects based on some aspect of America's immigration...
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Globalization's Effects on Indonesian Women

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders investiage the status of women in contemporary Indonesian society and the business strategies of companies located there. They create a Web page that explains the effects of globalization on Indonesian women and shows...
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Taming Terrorism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore different organizations working to stop terrorism. They examine international summits and their recommendations. They participate in a debate about the effectiveness of the measures proposed.
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Into the Wild: Settling the South Carolina Backcountry

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders select their own plot of land in the Backcountry to settle in the 1700s in SC.  Students first find a point for settlement and sketch out the best route from the Lowcountry to arrive at the point.  They then draw out a...
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Breaking News English: Robert Mugabe and Hugo Chavez

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Robert Mugabe and Hugo Chavez worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion...
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Seventh Grade Social Studies Test

For Students 7th
In this Georgia social studies assessment worksheet, 7th graders respond to 30 multiple choice questions based on 7th grade social studies skills. 
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Slavery in the Colonies

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students discuss the role slaves played in Virginia. In this history lesson, students identify the skills and characteristics slaves brought to Virginia during that time period. They also interpret eighteenth-century reading.
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Central Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
For this geography worksheet, students find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 10 sentences pertaining to Central Africa.
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Southeast Asia

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, students find the 19 missing words or phrases that best complete each of the sentences in the 4 paragraph text about Southeast Asia.
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Economic Development in Southern Africa

For Students 8th - 9th
In this Southern Africa activity, learners complete a cause and effect chart while reading several passages, then answer three comprehension questions.
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African-American Art and the Political Dissent during the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the culture of African American art. Using the internet, they research the events surrounding the Harlem Renaissance and discover how it produced a wide variety of art and literature. To end the lesson, by...
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Putting It All Together: Creating an artifact

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze a variety of images and documents, then create artifacts to archive, such as a newspaper, an album, or scrapbook from their writings, drawings, and projects. They present learned information to their peers
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Human Rights in the Philippines

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine the meaning of human rights under the United Nations system, in the U.S., and the Philippines. They conduct research, discuss the concepts in groups, and conduct a debate on the human rights situation post Marcos...
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Revolutionary War and Native Americans

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use a number of activities to examine the events that lead to the Revolutionary War. They examine the wars, including the French and Indian War and how they contributed to Revolution. They use textbooks, make timelines,...
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Mapping Community Values

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students discuss the origin of various maps focusing on the values behind them. Students also explore how human needs and geography influence community settlement patterns. Students extend learning by creating and mapping their own ideal...
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Writers and the Old South Myth

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars are introduced to authors of the South. In groups, they compare and contrast the pastoral and counter pastoral traditions present in some forms of Southern literature. They use a database to examine the covers of the...
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Korean War

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify and interpret general information about the Korean War, including important dates, terms, events, and participants. They also identify what the Cairo Declaration was and what military forces, political forces, and...
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Oceania

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, students find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 12 sentences pertaining to Oceania.
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Brazil

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Brazil worksheet, learners complete sentences by filling in missing words and phrases without using a word bank. The focus in on history and culture.
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Low-country Rice Planting and Cooking

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compare the use of rice in the 1700s to the modern use of rice. In this lesson plan examining the importance of rice in US history, 8th graders learn about the role of rice in the early 1700s and compare the use of rice in...
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Slavery, Manumission, and Freedom: Free Blacks in Charleston before the Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the concept of slavery and manumission through a variety of activities. For this civil rights lesson, students gather information from primary sources, then analyze the politics and historical context of the time....
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Robert Mugabe

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Robert Mugabe and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...
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Tobacco Road

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use court records to learn that tobacco was used a source of currency in early Delaware history. Students choose something in their culture to use as currency instead of money.
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Abenaki Indians: A Jigsaw Activity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students work together to research the Abenaki Indians. They discover how the Native Americans lives where changed after contact with the Europeans. They compare and contrast the Indians and the Europeans and present their information to...
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Social Studies: Debating Aid to Micronesia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate a debate about continued U.S. aid to the Federated States of Micronesia. In two large groups, they research the history of Micronesia and how it was affected by colonization and trusteeship. After the debate, students...
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Good Brother, Bad Brother

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are exposed to the writings of John Wilkes Booth. They discover that fanaticism is not just a modern phenomenon. They examine four periods in American history when treason was at issue.
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From Forest to Farm and Back Again

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners review and discuss a given set of questions regarding ecosystems. They analyze essays, maps and historical documents on timber harvesting and regeneration and then complete worksheets.
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Breaking News English: Zimbabwe to Get a New Currency

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English learning exercise, students read "Zimbabwe to Get a New Currency," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Teaching about Islam

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the effects of globalization on the Global South. In this World History lesson, 9th graders research a specific Islamic region.  Students create a presentation that explain the effects of globalization on their...