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From Colonists to Revolutionaries

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What was America like before it became the United States? Set the stage for the American Revolution with a collection of resources focused on Colonial America, including the cultural, political, and religious conflicts of the time.
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From Colonists to Revolutionaries

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What was America like before it became the United States? Set the stage for the American Revolution with a collection of resources focused on Colonial America, including the cultural, political, and religious conflicts of the time.
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Colonial America and Revolution

For Teachers 8th Standards
The first series of lessons in this unit module examines George Washington's contributions to the Revolutionary War and as the first president of the United States. Scholars also consider Washington as a slaveholder and discuss attitudes...
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What Makes Democracy Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Eight lessons make up a collection designed to help high schoolers make sense of an election year. Class members learn about voting rights, the importance of a free press, and civic participation. The focus is on the 2020 presidential...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
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Lesson 4/4 - Taverns, Politics, Tories, Patriots

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The final segment of this terrific four-part series on the American Revolutionary War offers a unique perspective on the losers of the war. The Tories, who were the colonists who stayed loyal to the British Empire, were ostracized and...
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Why Did Some Colonial Virginians Continue to Support the King?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Not all colonials supported the American Revolution. A resource from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ask young historians to investigate the reasons why some colonial Virginians were loyalist and continued to support King...
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Political Cartoon Analysis: No Taxation Without Representation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Delve into the world of political cartoons in a lesson on the American Revolution. Scholars practice analyzing an original political cartoon, answer questions, and participate in group discussion. Young academics gain an understanding of...
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Legacy of Colonialism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the extent of colonialism from the early periods in the 1500's to the later years in the mid 1900's. They explain how colonization differed in regions around the world and examine the lasting effects on the...
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Our Political Beginnings: Ch 1

For Students 8th
Quiz your middle schoolers on the political beginnings of American government. They will answer 5 matching and 5 multiple choice questions. Great as a quiz, homework, or comprehension questions.
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Colonial Camouflage

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students study Colonial America. Using web given web sites, students research the culture, economics, religious beliefs and political thoughts of Colonial America. They answer questions and discuss their views with the class.
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Colonial Women During the Revolution

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Young researchers use the Internet or books to find out about colonial women during the American Revolution. They organize information in a graphic to demonstrate their understanding of the research they gathered before writing a...
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Differences Among Colonial Regions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Classes look at and analyze primary source images to explore the differences between the colonial regions during the Revolutionary era. They break into groups to tackle each region and then present their findings to the class. A final...
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Political Cartoons: Finding Point of View

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars examine political cartoons. In this colonial America lesson, students analyze political cartoons pertaining to the Stamp Act.
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Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions...
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
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The Tea Party Movement 2009

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What a fantastic resource! The foundational skills focused on are compare and contrast and understanding of the US Constitution in terms of political movements in history. Learners will work through a series of activities and...
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The Art of Political Cartoons in Revolutionary America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze political cartoons. In this colonial America lesson, students examine the provided political cartoons and respond to analytical questions about each of them.
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Colonial America and Roots of Government

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students identify 50 States and the major geographic features, regions, and political representation of each. In connection, they investigate the causes and effects of European colonization on North America. They identify the formation...
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From Rags to (Paper) Riches: Explore Colonial Papermaking

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explore Colonial papermaking.  In this Colonial America U.S. history lesson, students analyze two poems written in the 1690s about the Rittenhouse paper mill to learn about papermaking.  Young scholars produce their own...
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Taxing the Colonists: Writing perspectives

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders determine whether or not British taxes were fair. In this colonial America instructional activity, 6th graders examine the economic causes of the American Revolution as they investigate images and documents. Students create...
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Harvesting the New World: Changing Land Uses and Contact Between Cultures in Colonial Times

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
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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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Colonial Williamsburg

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders share information on one aspect of colonial life with an email partner each week. They take on the personal of a character from Colonial iamsburg and tell their partner about they have done that day with a focus on a...