Colonial America 1776
For this Colonial America historical maps worksheet, learners examine the Proclamation Line of 1736 and the boundaries of the colonies around 1776.
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Colonial America and The American Revolution
How did the founding of the American colonies lead to a revolution? Use the essential question and sample activities to guide learners through a series of history lessons. Additionally, the packet includes effective strategies to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Interpreting Foundation Documents of the American Republic
Explore early American documents that qualify as primary sources. Tenth and eleventh graders use the provided worksheets to analyze the texts of the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation,...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Declaration of Independence
Students examine the Declaration of Independence. In this colonial America lesson, students read literature regarding the document as well as excerpts of the document itself. Students also perform a Reader's Theatre script based on the...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Colonists Divided: A Revolution and A Civil War
Middle schoolers explore the background of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution activity, students examine the viewpoints of Patriots and Loyalists as they prepare for a classroom debate regarding the war.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Declaration of Independence: From Rough Draft to Proclamation
Students discover the purpose of the Declaration of Independence. In this colonial America lesson, students compare the original draft by Thomas Jefferson to the final draft of the Declaration of Independence.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
EXTRA! The Honorable Mr. Jefferson Declares our Independence from Britain!
Fifth graders examine early American images and documents. In this colonial America lesson plan, 5th graders access digital images of the Declaration of Independence, paintings, and other documents in order to understand the purpose of...
5th Social Studies & History
The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party
The event in American history now known as the Boston Tea Party was really anything but a party. Discover how the tax on tea in pre-revolutionary America was seen by colonists as an infringement on their rights and livelihoods, and how...
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable