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Triangular Trade

For Teachers 5th - 7th
This lesson has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in...
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Reasons for Settling the New World

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
After studying the reasons settlers entered the New World, primary learners try to persuade others to enter this new land. Class members present their arguments in a variety of ways including posters, writings, and charts. Richly...
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Biotechnology Laboratory Research

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars participate in an extended laboratory research to experience how scientific information is obtained, upon which we build scientific knowledge and understanding.
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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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Where Did Foods Originate? (Foods of the New World and Old World)

For Teachers K - 12th
What do papayas, peanuts, pineapples, and potatoes have in common? Why, they are foods explorers brought back to the Old World. Young researchers use the Internet to investigate how New World explorers helped change the Old World's diet....
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The Commercial Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners will be able to define capitalism, Commercial Revolution, joint stock companies, and the relationship between a mother country and her colonies after viewing this presentation. Each term is defined and described in easy,...
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Early America: Jeopardy Game

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders can put their knowledge of early American life, the 13 colonies, and maps to the test when they play this Jeopardy game. The game covers terminology, famous people, and geography related to Colonial American times. Note:...
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The Restoration Colonies

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Explore the earliest American cities in this presentation, which details the demographics, geography, and characteristics of New York, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, among others. These slides help to fill in the gap between the...
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What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the impact of European voyages of discovery and colonial influence on different aspects of American culture. They access a number of online sources and reference maps to trace the influences of England, France, Holland,...
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President Who? Forgotten Founders and Their Capitols

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students explore the beginning of the United Colonies that were formed in 1774.  In this history lesson, students discuss the Articles of Confederation and then answer questions about the events surrounding the development of the colonies.
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The Disappearing Honeybees: Tracking Honeybee Decline

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice graphing and other math skills to track number of honeybee colonies present in United States since 1978, discuss major crops that are dependent on insect pollinators, and examine reasons for decline of United States...
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The Debate on Slavery

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young historians research the debate over slavery; some students take the pro-slavery side and others the anti-slavery side. They take the role of a character such as a plantation owner, a legislator, a free Black, a slave, or a northern...
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Interpreting Political Cartoons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students describe political events, figures, and ideas in political cartoon, "Join, or Die," interpret message in political cartoon in terms of events leading to American Revolution, and answer questions about political cartoon.
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Jobs in Jamestown

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners research occupations of Jamestown settlers using census data, and evaluate the data to show the needs and activities of the colony.
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What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader? Powers and Problems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list qualities they believe made George Washington an effective military leader. They discuss difficulties Washington faced as Commander-in-Chief and how he responded to the difficulties he faced as the leader of the Continental...
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Thirteen Original Colonies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars use maps, the Internet, graphic organizers and discussion to explore the history of the Middle American Colonies. They consider how the colonies were founded and the ideas of religious freedom and self-government they...
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We The People: A History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars play a game about taxation where they have tax collectors that simulate the feelings and reasons that led to the American Revolution. In this taxation lesson plan, students learn about why the people in the colonies were...
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Chapters of Ben Franklin's Life

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine primary sources to understand the different phases of Franklin's life and the contributions of each.
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Colonies Study Guide

For Students 6th - 9th
In this colonies activity, students answer the questions about the Middle, Southern, and New England Colonies. There are 14 questions to answer.
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Slavery in the Beginning: Creating a Virtual Museum

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Social studies learners explore slavery in the American colonies from 1607 to the Revolutionary War. In groups, they explore a PBS website and a virtual museum. Using these websites and other online resources, young scholars create their...
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Changing Images of Childhood in America: Colonial, Federal and Modern England

For Teachers K - 4th
Students compare and contrast maps of New Haven, Connecticut from today and the past. After taking a field trip, they draw sketches of the types of architecture and discuss how the buildings have changed over time. They read journal...
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Comparison of Colonial Regions in British North America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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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"No Stamped Paper to Be Had"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine primary documents pertaining to the Stamp Act to explain colonial objections to the expansion of taxes.
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Leadership in Jamestown

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners formulate criteria for leadership based on evaluation of Jamestown's leaders, and identify origins, compositions, and goals of the Virginia Company.