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Settlement Exploration: Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 8th
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This lesson is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of...
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Getting Ready for Trial

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A courtroom can be a scary place for the uninitiated. Get familiar with the process using a helpful overview of the activities that take place prior to both civil and criminal cases.  The lesson explains the differences between civil and...
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BiomeViewer

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Which holds more influence, the environment over humans or humans over the environment? Young scientists explore an online interactive that addresses this discussion. They observe changes in the natural world over time and see which...
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Korea "Home Sweet Home"

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Make a study of Korean geography and living situations with a collaborative poster project. Given a scenario card, small groups recreate an appropriate living situation on their poster and then examine trading and economics.
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The Settlement of New England

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A thorough exploration of the Puritan Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents. The presentation differentiates the philosophies of...
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Settlement in Canada

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore the early settlement patterns of Canada. They manipulate various map tools using MapView software to describe, analyze, and interpret relationships between population location, railroad lines, and elevation.
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Settlements

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discuss settlers and their needs. In this settlement lesson, students discuss the reasons why people settle in an area and their needs. Students then work in groups to find a location to settle on the map of Newland. Students...
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Early English Settlement

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders encounter the TCI History Alive Assessment. Create a rubric together with other students. Use graphic organizers to brainstorm challenges that one would face attending school in a foreign country.
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The Mountain Community: Why Flagstaff?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify geographical features that hindered and promoted settlement in the city of Flagstaff, Arizona. In this settlement lesson plan, students identify these features on a map and write about what they learned using...
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Spain in Puerto Rico: The Early Settlements

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a lecture to discover the history of how Puerto Rico was changed after Spain discovered the island. In groups, they compare and contrast the conditions on the island before and after Columbus' discovery. To end...
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Geograhy and early Virginia Settlement

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students describe the first permanent English settlement. They explain how geography influenced the decision to settle at Jamestown. Students discuss the settlers choices for settlement. They list 3 reasons why the colonists chose to...
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Mountain Vista

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students participate in a role play activity in which they play an American pioneer moving west. During the role play, they select an occupation and a town to live in. In groups, they use a map to determine the best route to arrive to...
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Austin Family Supports Settlement of Texas State

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars identify the Louisiana Purchase. Explain the importance of Stephen F. Austin to the founding of Texas. Analyze the effects of the empresario system.Write a paragraph explaining whether you agree of disagree with a variety...
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Where is the Trail? The Journey of Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the trail followed by Lewis and Clark on their journey across the United States. In this United States History instructional activity, students complete several activities to establish the Lewis and Clark Expedition,...
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A Sense of West Virginia

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students consider their perceptions of the world through their 5 senses while visiting the West Virginia State Museum. In this West Virginia history instructional activity, students discover how knowing about the past helps with their...
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Population Changes in U.S. Cities

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Pupils investigate the changes in the population of major U.S. cities from 1920 to 2003. They write down as many U.S. cities as they can in one minute. Students discuss the top five cities on their lists and they disucss why there are...
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World Cities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the settlement patterns of world cities. In groups, they are given a region of the world and asked to create a city in the location. They are given a set of characteristics of the city and determine what would be found...
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Culture Regions of the U.S.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify the location of different cultural groups within the United States (agricultural, retirement, urban, etc.) They map these areas and analyze the correlation between the landscape of a given region and the type of...
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The Hmong Migration

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate possible reasons the Hmong settled in Kansas.  In this United States History lesson, 7th graders read an article that discusses the history of the Hmong people, then have a class discussion on the article and...
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Early Settlements

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners embark on a journey through colonial times.  For this early settlement lesson, students come to understand what life was like for the settlers in the early colonies. Learners research and create projects illustrating their new...
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Rivers Flow With People

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students find the connection between settlements and waterways. In this settlement lesson, students read about how industry and growth develop near rivers. They focus on Virginia and how the river can either makes or destroy life. 
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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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Turning the Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the Gilded Age. In this Gilded Age lesson, students create a museum of their own showing what life was like in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. High schoolers investigate immigration, settlement and...
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Bushrangers

For Students 5th - 6th
In this bushrangers worksheet, students respond to 17 different questions related to 4 different bushrangers. First, they identify and describe who John Caesar was and what three items he stole. Then, students identify who Ben Hall was...
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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 activity 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...
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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
Learners 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.