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63 resources with the concept settlements

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Westward Ho!

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use a minimum of three maps of Kansas developed during the 1800's. They plot five major settlements that developed near water sources. Students brainstorm reason settlements may have developed near water sources.
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Heightening Awareness

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students review their prior knowledge about Haiti. They examine violence in Haiti by reading and discussing "HAITIAN FORCES BATTLING UPRISING REPORT RETAKING 3 TOWNS." In groups, students research specific time periods of Haitian history...
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Maps and Models

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study maps of New Mexico examining settlement patterns over time and the location of water sources. They research the history of their community and discover how cultural groups interacted, adapted to their physical...
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Is That Necessary?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students examine a handbook given to Wisconsin immigrants when they arrived. They create a list prioritizing the items they needed for survival in the mid-1800s.
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Poster - Prehistory

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine artifacts from the prehistoric era. In this primary source analysis lesson, 8th graders examine images of artifacts provided on the Library of Congress website. Students then discuss how life changed between the...
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Settlement Survival

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students fill out worksheets about the landforms and developments needed to form settlements like when the colonists settled. In this settlement lesson plan, students learn about how different land formations played a key role in where a...
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Human Settlement and Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the way humans have settled and moved throughout history. In groups, they compare and contrast the settlement and movement of two different ethnic groups. They discover why some are more dominate in an area...
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Re-evaluating the Immigrant Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the immigrant experience through art. In this art interpretation lesson, students listen to an imaginary guided story to help them understand the sculpture "WE, 2008." Students discuss the hardships of immigration as well.
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Agriculture in the Desert

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners explore human migration. In this human migration instructional activity, students investigate multiple factors contributing to the growth of major Arizona cities.  Learners discover the processes, patterns, and functions of...
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The Mountain Community: Why Flagstaff?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify geographical features that hindered or promoted settlement in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona. For this settlement lesson plan, students write a summary of what they learned and identify geographical features on a map.
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Paleo-Diving

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study sinkholes and how they are associated with paleoamerican settlements.  For this underwater exploration  lesson students explain how sinkholes are formed.
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Religious Tolerance in Pennsylvania

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze Quakers including their beliefs.  In this religious tolerance lesson students predict the future effects of the colonies. 
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Etruscan Settlement Uncovered

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geography instructional activity, students read an excerpt about the Etruscans who settled in an Italian city recently discovered. They respond to four questions about the excerpt that identify why the Etruscan people were ahead...
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Antarctica Research

For Students 6th
Sixth graders determine the possibility of establishing a colony on Antarctica to help eliminate the world's overcrowding. They consider environmental and economic criteria in determining how this colony functions ans is expected to do...
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U.S. History: Settlement of Jamestown

For Teachers 5th
students research the Jamestown settlement and key international events of the time. After watching a video about colonial settlements, they conduct Internet research from a lost of provided Websites. The culmination of student research...
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Settlement Patterns of the United States

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the conditions that affected the way people settled in the United States. Using maps, they examine the topography and climate of different locations and determine the factors that do and do not allow settlement to occur....
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My Journey to Kansas

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders select and research a character role, the settlement of Kansas, and the wagon trails leading them to their destination. Students write their own journals and input them on the computer. Students experience the satisfaction...
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The Early United States, 1789-1850

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders trace colonization, immigration, and settlement patterns of the American people from 1789 to the mid-1800s, with emphasis on the role of economic incentives, effects of physical and political geography, and transportation...
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The Rancho Period

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the settlement patterns during the Rancho Period. They discover the explorers and newcomers who came to the state of California and who still influences the region. They discuss why specific communities survived while...
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Be a River Pioneer!

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students role-play as pioneers in Illinois river towns. They research and choose a home town and participate in the development of the town. They present their simulation in either a written report or visual presentation.
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The Myth and the Reality: Pioneering in the Midwest

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine the myth and reality of settlement in the Upper Midwest during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Uncle Sam is Rich Enough to Give Us All a Farm:

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine websites and video clips to become familiar with tenets of the Homestead Act, challenges faced by settlers and misconceptions about settlers. They role-play colonists on the Planet XR-38 and make choices similar to...
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Early United States Settlement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore settlement of Northwest Territories from the years 1763 to 1848.
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Lesson C: Shall We Go Dutch?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars, in groups, read and discuss why the Dutch began a colony at Zwaanendael. They compare and contrast the language and culture of the Indians and the Dutch. Students examine the significance of the Coat of Arms. They...