The Lost Colony
Eighth graders act as FBI investigators to "solve" the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. They decide how they would investigate the situation and develop their own conclusions of what happened these colonists.
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Lost Names: Scenes From a Korean Boyhood,
What a great resource to share! Based on the book Lost Names by Richard Kim, this valuable lesson focuses on the Japanese occupation of Korea during WWII. Additionally, it employs first-person journaling as a mode of understanding themes...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
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
The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Students review the facts of the colonization of Roanoke. They brainstorm a list of possible outcomes of the Lost Colony, by asking, "What do you suppose happened to those people?" Pupils are divided into small groups, each group is...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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
Analyzing primary sources: John White and the "lost colonists" - From England to America - Two worlds: Educator's guide
Introduce your young historians to the challenges and rewards of examining primary source material. Groups use a carefully scaffolded worksheet to tackle “John White Searches for the Colonists.” The excerpt from White’s 1585 travelogue,...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed