Fifth graders explore American colonial life. In this interdisciplinary history and science lesson, 5th graders participate in several hands-on activities that require them to make colonial products that involve physical or chemical changes.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Your class members will bring history to life through an in-class reenactment of Bacon's Rebellion. Learners analyze primary source documents and images in order to understand the colonial rebellion, as well as to consider different...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Researching and Note-Taking: Becoming an Expert on a Colonial Trade
Fourth graders work in small groups to become experts on different colonial trades in the eighth instructional activity of this unit. Working toward the long-term goal of writing a piece of historical fiction, young scholars read...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Tobacco, Taxes, and T-Rex A Colonial Web Activity
Students research the lifestyle, customs, work environment, and social morays of Colonial life. They compare their life to the Colonial era focusing on the Christmas holidays, common trades, customs, and traditions.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Colonial Women During the Revolution
Young researchers use the Internet or books to find out about colonial women during the American Revolution. They organize information in a graphic to demonstrate their understanding of the research they gathered before writing a...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Students research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History