The Original 13 Colonies and 3 Regions
Seventh graders review the content of American History and focus upon the original thirteen colonies. They also study the geography of the region. It is recommended that students have other lessons delivered on the topic prior to this one.
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Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Foundations of a New Nation: History of the 13 Colonies
Why did the English travel across the Atlantic and settle in the 13 colonies? Middle schoolers read and research to find out. They will use their findings to create a brochure advertising one of the 13 colonies. Extension activities are...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Thanksgiving 2—The Pilgrim Story and My Immigrant Story
The tradition of the First Thanksgiving is really a story of immigration. Connect the feelings and customs of the early Pilgrims to the experiences of the immigrants in your class with an introduction to the 13 colonies, the Mayflower,...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Civility in Elections
Should all eligible citizens be required to vote? In national elections? In state elections? In local elections? What would be the benefits of such a requirement? The potential harm? Class members consider the importance of voting, write...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Events Leading to American Independence
Read about the such events as the Stamp Act, British taxes on colonies, and the Boston Massacre that led to the Independence of America from Britain. After reading this adapted article from USHistory.org, learners respond to four...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Differences Among Colonial Regions
Classes look at and analyze primary source images to explore the differences between the colonial regions during the Revolutionary era. They break into groups to tackle each region and then present their findings to the class. A final...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable