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Pilgrims and Puritans

For Teachers 11th - 12th
With graphic organizers galore, learners will follow the changes of church and state in early colonial America. They look at the differences between the pilgrims and the puritans in terms of beliefs and life ways. Myths and...
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The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
To conclude a three-part unit that examines how different writers express their views on the American Puritan tradition, class members compare the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson as expressed in his essay on "Self-Reliance" with those...
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Calvinism and Puritans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Now your class can discuss Calvinism and Puritans like true academic. How, you ask? Because they've heard a lecture based on the presentation you've just found. Containing informational text, each slide gives basic differences between...
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Puritan Massachusetts: Theocracy or Democracy?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Was Puritan society governed as more of a theocracy or democracy? After comparing and contrasting a series of primary source documents, middle and high schoolers form small groups and debate the question.
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The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals...
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Death and Dying in Puritan New England: A Study Based on Early Gravestones, Vital Records, and other Primary Sources Relating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the time in which the Puritans lived in colonial New England. In groups, they research the Puritans view on life and death and discuss as a class. They read gravestones, diaries and other primary sources to discover...
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Puritanism

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A few vital statistics about the Mayflower, and a note here and there regarding Plymouth and the Massachusetts Bay Colony make this a good review tool. Leaners are given basic facts about Puritanism, Puritan theology, and the effects of...
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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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The Crucible by Arthur Miller

For Teachers 11th
Examine the life of Arthur Miller and the characters in one of his well-known plays, The Crucible. The first few slides give background information on Miller as well as Senator McCarthy and the blacklisted celebrities during the...
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Utopian Promise

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn all about the Puritans in the third installment of a 16-part lesson series. After watching a video, they read and discuss biographies of Puritans and Quakers from American history, write journal entries and poetry, and...
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The Crucible

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Some good ideas could help you plan out a unit on Arthur Miller's The Crucible. After analyzing Puritan lifestyles and specifics of witchcraft and witch hunts, young learners complete mini research projects. The plan offers some good...
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Puritan Ideals: Background Notes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore Puritanism and Puritan values with your high schoolers. A general overview is provided, and Puritan laws, family life, plainness, and temptation are all covered. Pictures and an occassional cartoon keep the presentation...
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Puritans vs. Seperatist

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the Puritans and Separatists. They about The Mayflower Compact and write a short summary about the document. After creating a foldable, 8th graders list ways the native...
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Early American English Lit Writing Assignment (Senior, Literature)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
To better understand early American literature, which was usually written by Puritans coming to the new world, learners pretend they have just landed on Mars. They compose a letter home describing their experiences, the new landscape,...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne: "Young Goodman Brown"

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Give your class some background information on both Nathaniel Hawthorne and his short story "Young Goodman Brown." Basic themes and characters are introduced, especially as this is an allegory with many symbolic elements. Help your...
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Puritans Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students determine if the Puritans were selfish or selfless.  In this American history lesson, students read two Puritans documents, answer guiding questions on a worksheet, and use evidence from the documents to write whether the...
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Puritans

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Puritans worksheet, students read an information text about the laws in early New England colonies. Students write an essay about how the lives and laws of the Puritans helped to shape the United States.
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The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes...
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Life in the Colonies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What was life like for the early colonists? Read along with an informational presentation, rich in text. Colonial slavery, slave culuture, colonial religion, and the Great Awakening are all described in full. Tip: The resource could be...
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English Settlements: Religious Diversity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
There is so much to know about early British colonists in the Americas. This resource describes the religious diversity and acts found among the first colonies in New England. Starting with an in-depth discussion on the Mayflower...
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Southern Puritanism and Tennessee Williams

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students write an essay comparing Arthur Mille's The Crucible and one of Tennessee Williams' plays. In this Tennessee Williams lesson, students discuss the influence of Puritanism on modern American drama. Lesson includes a vocabulary...
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Worksheet #23 Questions - Puritanism

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Puritanism quiz worksheet, learners answer ten fill in the blank questions to further their understanding of the aforementioned topic.
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Think Like a Puritan

For Students 7th - 12th
In this The Scarlet Letter activity activity, students read a 2-paragraph selection pertaining to Puritan beliefs and then respond to 7 short answer questions.
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Where Did Theater Go? Crash Course Theater #18

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Oh, the drama! According to Plato, poetry is a false representation of reality and, to him, poetry included drama. The Puritans also despised theater, a topic the informational video explores. The narrator describes the controversial...

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