English Settlement in America
Students explore the first permanent English Settlement in America by explaining the reasons for English colonization. Students compare and contrast British and settlers reasons for colonization using a Venn Diagram.
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Writing Exercises: English Settlements in North America
A great writing exercise should have it all. This one requires learners to think critically about cause and effect, compare and contrast, and summarizing. They compose responses to five short answer questions regarding Spanish and...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Strange Fruit: Lynching in America
To continue their study of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the beginning of the civil rights movement, class members watch the YouTube video of Billie Holiday singing "Strange Fruit" as an introduction to an examination of lynching in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Can It Happen in America?: Taking Social Action
Class members investigate the Jim Crow Laws, Executive Order 9066, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Indian Removal Act to gather information about not only the challenges encountered by diverse groups of Americans, but their...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Settlement of the Chesapeake
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Natives and the English
Dig deeper into our traditional understanding of the relationship between Native Americans and English settlers in colonial America. From early beginnings that saw mutually beneficial relationships among Native Americans and colonists...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Early English Settlements History Detectives
Young historians play the role of history detectives as they investigate some primary source texts and images related to the early colonization of America, The Jamestown Settlement, and the Mayflower Compact.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1: English-Indian Encounters
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History