Travel in the Eighteenth Century
Students identify various forms of eighteenth-century travel and make generalizations about the people that utilized eighteenth-century modes of transportation.
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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
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Learners explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Learners discuss the patterns of the...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Old Stone House Lesson Plan
From stagecoach to railroad tracks, your class will discover how advancements in travel in the United States during the nineteenth century played an integral role in the industrialization and development of American society. The main...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
On the Road with Marco Polo: A Boy in 13th Century Venice
Students investigate Marco Polo's life as a young boy in 13th century Venice. They analyze maps, explore various websites, complete a chart and answer discussion questions, and create a travel brochure about visiting 13th century Venice.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Riding a Stagecoach in the 19th Century
Students research the differences between traveling on a stagecoach and wagon trail in the 19th century. For this historical lesson, students discover the uses of stagecoaches and wagon trails in the 19th century, then decide which one...
4th - 5th English Language Arts