Students examine contribution of colonial children to the economic livelihood of their families, and write short essays on one of several given topics.
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Preparing to Write Historical Fiction: Determining Characteristics of the Genre
A language arts lesson helps young writers identify elements that make up historical fiction. First, it guides them through elements of fictional pieces with vocabulary cards. Then, pupils work collaboratively to brainstorm features that...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"A Colonial Family and Community"
Students explore U.S. history by examining images in class. In this Colonial era lesson, students read assigned text about a Colonial family and discuss the differences between them and their own family. Students create an illustration...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Colonial Living: A Look at the Arts, Crafts, History, and Literature of Early Americans
Sixth graders examine the different aspects of life in Colonial America. At home, they make traditional colonial recipes to share with the class. In groups, they read a book about the purpose and act of quilting and create their own...
6th English Language Arts
Philanthropy in History Lesson 3: Self-sufficiency And the Community
Young scholars study the characteristic of self-sufficiency in people that lived during Colonial times. They investigate the contemporary movement of Habitat for Humanity. They listen to the story of Donald Hall's, The Oxcart Man and...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts