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Students research and discuss the origins of the American colonies and explore how colonists were still influenced by English culture. As a follow-up project, students produce a portrait of an individual.
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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
The History of Hindu India
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Jarring Experience: Facing the Influences on Your Identity
Seventh graders participate in activities that show how art helps create identity and personality. In this art and identity lesson, 7th graders investigate the meaning of personal identity and how it is influenced by outside sources....
7th Social Studies & History
Heroes of the American Revolutionary War
Students watch a video and read a poem about the events that led to the Revolutionary War. They develop graphic organizers to analyze famous quotes from the Colonial Era and create posters demonstrating the positions of the Patriots and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Understanding Ethnic Labels and Puerto Rican Identity
Students brainstorm a list of stereotypes associated with the Hispanic or Latin culture. In groups, they use the internet to research issues of importance to the Puerto Rican community. They focus on the cultures that speak Spanish and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Assembling Personal Narrative
The art of Santiago Bose is analyzed by budding artists. They fully examine a piece of art, making note of the various techniques and choices the artist made to express his ideas. They look for evidence that shows how Bose felt about...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Colonial New York Slave Codes: Pedro's Walk
Look critically at the slave laws instated in Colonial New York. Your class examines primary source documents, slave laws, a narrative account from a slave's perspective, and Slave Codes. They write diary or journal entries in response...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History