COLONIAL AMERICAN VILLAGES
Students are divided into groups (3-5 students per group is recommended). Each group be assigned a region of Colonial America (New England, Middle, or Southern). They conduct research using various sources such as texts, library m
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Native Americans and Natural Resources
North American Indian civilizations had already been in place for over 10,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. Introduce your young historians to Indian tribes that lived in the Chesapeake region in the early seventeenth...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Differences Among Colonial Regions
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Differing Views of Pilgrims and Native Americans in Seventeenth Century New England
Students complete a graphic organizer comparing differing views. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, students work in groups and read about the differing views of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Students use a...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
The Wampanoag Indians: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Spark some lively conversation about American holiday traditions and debunk accepted notions about the first Thanksgiving at the same time. After reviewing the mainstream version of the Thanksgiving story with your class, offer some...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Will the Real Pocahontas Please Stand Up?
Students explore the life of Pocahontas and Powhatan Indians. After studying information on a given website, students compare and contrast what they read about Pocahontas and what they previously thought of her. They explore life in a...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History