Deerfield Families

To understand the consequences of the 1704 attack on Deerfield by combined French and Native American forces, groups research primary and secondary resources related to four Deerfield families involved in the attack.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have poets illustrate their cinquains and post the poems about the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed to include a field trip to the Massachusetts Indian House Memorial Children's Museum, the plan can easily be adapted to any locale
  • The seventh in an eight lesson unit focusing on the conflicts between the Native Americans and European settlers
Pros

  • The carefully scaffolded lessons lead class members to a sympathetic view of all involved in the conflicts
Cons

  • None