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63 resources with the concept settlements

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Colonial Settlement and Environmental Problems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils work together to develop a chart showing the relationship between the settlement of the United States and environmental problems. Using this information, they identify the human activities responsible for damaging the environment...
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The Colonies: An Adertisement

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the early colonies of American settlements. After researching important characteristics such as land, politics, economics, and educational opportunities, students create their own advertisement for one of the colonies.
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Over Land on the Overland

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research the city of Denver, Colorado and its rise to prominence in the settlement of the western United States. They use primary sources for information and prepare for a field trip experience to culminate the lesson.
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Occupation, Use and Settlement of the Smith River

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils examine the settlement and use of the Smith River area. Using the internet, they research concepts such as the "right of conquest" and "natural rights". In groups, they demonstrate how the land was transferred to the government...
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Settlements in the Thirteen Colonies

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders work in groups and conduct research on each colonial region using the internet. They record their findings using a graphic organizer then share this information with the class.
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Welcome to Paradise

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders listen to Lynne Cherry's novel, The River Ran Wild. They work in two groups one of whom represents the native people and the other represents the English settlers from the book. They look at the geography of the settlement...
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Pre-Columbian Settlements and People

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the interactions between pre-Columbian societies and the Spanish mission societies. They identify the nations of California Indians, their economic activities and religious beliefs. Using maps, they trace early land...
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Patterns of Settlement in Early Alabama

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the settlement of Alabama. They collect data from the U.S. census website and answer questions regarding settlement patterns in the counties of Alabama in 1820. They write a paagraph describing where they would have...
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Early Explorers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders collaborate with each other in groups to create a graphic organizer comparing and contrasting the Native Americans. They include housing, clothing, and diet of the Native Americans based on the geography and climate of...
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Heritage: Make a Model of a Typical Utah Settlement

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the different types of settlements used in Utah. They take a community map of Utah past and present and compare the two. They create a model of the early types of settlements used by pioneers in Utah.
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Heritage: What Would YOU Take?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders classify goods based on their value and decide what they would take with them if they were resettling to a new land. They write an essay defending their choices.
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Using U.S. Census Population Schedules, 1900

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss conclusions that can be drawn from examining census information. They calculate the percentage of people represented by those born in Wisconsin, born in another country and those born in another state and graph the...
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Boom and Bust Exploring Bannack, Montana's Colorful Past

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars study what life was like for the early settlers of Bannack, Montana after gold was discovered. They explain the important buildings and then, why Bannack became a ghost town. They participate in a gold mining simulation.
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School Rules

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine school rules in Wisconsin in the year 1846 and compare them to school rules now. They discuss why rules are necessary.
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The Emigrant's Handbook and Guide to Wisconsin, 1851

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students analyze data for historical accuracy and importance. They prepare a set of written instructions for individuals wanting to emigrate to their community. Then they make comparisons of daily life in the past with today.