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Mr. Roughton

Late Middle Ages Dossiers

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young detectives are given the "clues" to investigate whether King John should be remembered as a poor ruler of England, particularly in comparison in King Richard. They analyze historical informational texts and work in groups to...
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PPT
Curated OER

English Renaissance History: The Tudor (and Stuart) Monarchy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
My oh my, there sure is a lot of intrigue surrounding that Tudor family! With rich text and image-filled slides, you'll be able to discuss the Tudor Monarchy in great detail. The presentation starts with a brief introduction to King...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

The Legacy of Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady

For Teachers Pre-K - 9th
In the wake of her recent passing, spend some time acquainting your class with the life of a woman who was highly influential in politics.
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Interactive
Mr. Nussbaum

United Kingdom

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
An interactive practice tests scholars' reading comprehension skills. Learners read an informative text, then answer 10 questions.
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Lesson Plan
Scholastic

Voyage on the Mayflower for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Following an online activity, scholars complete a Grafitti Wall in which small groups write words and phrases on chart paper pertaining to Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and Thanksgiving. Pupils perform a close reading then answer a series of...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

The United Kingdom

For Students 1st - 2nd
Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England are four countries united by more than a monarchy. Academics explore the geography of the nations that make up the United Kingdom.  The resource is broken into six lessons focusing on the...
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Lesson Plan
Stanford University

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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National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson 1: The United States Confronts Great Britain, 1793–1796

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After the Revolutionary War, the success of the United States was far from guaranteed. Foreign powers coveted the new land, and Great Britain challenged American sovereignty. Learners consider the challenges facing the new nation using...
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Council for Economic Education

Mercantilists and the Midas Touch

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What is the connection between greed and mercantilism? Historians consider this question by analyzing a fairy-tale like story about King Midas from the nineteenth century. The background information and excerpt help pupils understand the...
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Council for Economic Education

Business in the Middle Ages: Working in a Guild

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Long before modern labor unions, guilds worked to ensure that workers had a fair wage. But, in medieval Europe, they also cooperated with the government. Using a simulation and primary source analysis, young scholars become hatters in...
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Lesson Plan
BBC

Tudors: Life and Society

For Teachers 4th
Here is an interesting lesson that lets kids explore what life was like during the Tudor period. The lesson is written two different ways, one for computer use and one without. It is also written with special instructions for children...
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Curated OER

The Industrial Revolution: Why Britain? Why Then?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Why did the Industrial Revolution start in Great Britain? Cover the causes, climate, inventions, and technology that made Britain ripe for modern industrialization on a massive scale. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Impact of Cultural Values in EArly Industrial England

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Post-Colonial Writers Unit

For Teachers 9th
How do cultural and historical background impact thought? To explore this essential question, class members view of portion of the film, The Passage to India, read an excerpt from The Magician’s Nephew, and Nissim Ezekiel’s poem, "In...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Things That Make Britain Great

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Take a trip to Great Britain with this fun reading lesson! Young learners read an article about many famous attributes of Britain - 101 of them, to be exact - and finish several comprehension and grammar activities about what they have...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Keep Your English Up to Date: Chav

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take a look at linguistics and stereotypes in Great Britian with a word study of "chav." Learners find out what terms are pejoratives and what they are meant to convey. Geared toward British culture, study the ever-changing English...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Thanksgiving

For Teachers 1st
First graders summarize similarities and differences of life in England and America for the Pilgrims by reading a mini-book. Then, they write a journal entry in first person on what it is like to be a pilgrim in England and in America....
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PPT
Curated OER

World War II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Offering a comprehensive overview of the beginning of World War II, this resource could be a useful addition to a unit on this topic. It could be used as a way to lead a discussion on the war, or as a review tool before a test. Either...
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Lesson Plan
BBC

Victorian Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th
How has England changed? Are the streets the same today as they were in the time of the Tudors? Fourth year students compare and contrast the Victorian & Tudor streets to the streets of today. They research biographical information...
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PPT
Curated OER

A Biographical Sketch of William Shakespeare

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Need a brief introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare? Key biographical details of his life, as well as information about the Globe Theater, are presented.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Gingerbread House

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Pupils study the history of ginger and its uses. They discuss traditions of building gingerbread houses in Germany, England, and the United States. Using modeling material, students create their own gingerbread houses. Gingerbread houses...
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PPT
Curated OER

The Congress of Vienna

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here is a very brief look at the five great powers of Europe. The Congress of Vienna is not explained very well, but key players are introduced, as are their actions, goals, and legacy.
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PPT
Curated OER

Early Modern England: Centralized Government and Tudor Monarchy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Introducing students to the Tudor line with informative and interesting bullet points about Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I, this presentation would be a good tool to contextualize a British Literature class or as an introduction...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Black Plague: International Insects

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research conditions that caused 16th Century Black Plague and led to downfall of Europe, and examine causes and effects of population density, disease, and invention.