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Europeans in Asia: The Early Years of Empire Building

For Teachers 7th - 9th
European explorers traveled into Asia during the 1500s. Describe various countries, their investments, and how they interacted with people of Asia as they crossed the great oceans. Each slide provides clear and informative text to be...
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The Scientific Revolution: 1500's New Theories and Experimentation

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
It wasn't called the Age of Enlightenment for nothing. Covered here is a basic overview of the main players and innovative thinking that led to the spread of the scientific revolution. Upper graders will learn about Galileo, Heliocentric...
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The Mughals

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Time travel to the 1500's and the dawn of the Mughal Empire. The reign, achievements, and military campaigns of Emperor Akbar are outlined in this image-rich presentation. A PowerPoint is a great way to accent any lecture.
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The Iroquois

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
During the early 1500s, parts of modern-day New York were inhabited by Eastern Woodland Native Americans. To learn about the daily life, value, and traditions of these tribes, fourth graders research the Iroquois.  Groups select projects...
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Trail of Tears

For Teachers 4th
A fabulous PowerPoint resource that thoroughly and accurately desicribes the Cherokee culture from the 1500's through the mid-1800's when they were forced to leave their homeland and march to Oklahoma in the famous, "Trail of Tears."...
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The Spread of Printing

For Students 11th - 12th
Document the spread of printing, which occurred in the 1500s. Use the provided list of water ways, countries, and cities to label specified locations on the map.
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The Protestant Reformation (1450 - 1565)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The Protestant Reformation didn't just happen, it happened for a reason. Discover the causes and effects of this world-altering event. Slides are rich with bulleted text and images. Each is easy to follow and will provide great lecture...
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Around the World

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students explore how the world has changed throughout time. In this social studies lesson, students view maps and discuss how the view of the world has changed since the 1500s.
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Age of Exploration

For Teachers 5th - 6th
What was it that made Europe so keen to explore during the 1400s and 1500s? Watch this presentation to find out about several key causes for exploration. Maritime technology, spices, the Crusades, and the spread of religion are some of...
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Tudor Sports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Life for the Tudors must have been so boring. Not so! They played all kinds of sports back in the 1500s. Your class will learn all about Cockfighting, bear-bating, jousting, indoor games, and hunting. Tip: Have pupils compare and...
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Legacy of Colonialism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the extent of colonialism from the early periods in the 1500's to the later years in the mid 1900's. They explain how colonization differed in regions around the world and examine the lasting effects on the...
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San Agustin y La Florida

For Students 10th - 12th
Read about San Agustin, Florida, and the Spanish influence on the American city during the 1500's. The text itself is five paragraphs long, and there is a bolded list of words that the reader needs to place correctly in the text. To...
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European Expansion in America

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore human settlement in America - from the 1500s to about the turn of the 20th Century. They follow the relationships and changes beginning in the east, then head west to witness the final battles of this era.
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The Ming Dynasty

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine Chinese History as it pertains to The Ming Dynasty. In this Ming Dynasty lesson plan, students discuss the surviving texts of the Ming Dynasty and the arrival of Europeans in China during the 1500s. Students discuss why...
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Trade and Prosperity

For Students 6th - 8th
For this geography worksheet, middle schoolers find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 9 sentences pertaining to trade and prosperity of East Asia from the 1500s through the 1900s.
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The Prince and the Pauper Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice the skill of comparing and contrasting.  In this historical literature lesson, students compare and contrast elements of London's culture in the 1500s to that of the present day.  Students use the Mark Twain novel The...
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The English Monarchy

For Students 4th - 5th
In this English Monarchy worksheet, students read a 2 page article on the history if the English Monarchy, answer 3 questions with multiple choice answers, fill in 4 blanks to complete 4 facts and determine if 3 statements are true or...
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Virtual Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars use their books and the Internet to explore and find specific information about the Native Americans that were in Florida during the 1500's.
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Merchant Family Role Play

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students address their assumptions about families in the 1500s. They compare and constrast a medevil and modern family. They role-play an arranged marriage in class. They practice using new vocabulary as well.
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The Cost of Progress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the cost of progress from the 1500's to the 1800's around the world and create informative websites based upon their research. This lesson is intended for a high school World History class and uses the Keynote...
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The Kingdom of Benin

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Discover the society of Benin through analysis of several artifacts and rich primary source materials. Here you'll find worksheets on topics as the work of Benin craftsmen, the influence of the all-powerful Oba, explanations for the...
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Southern Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4...
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Creation of Israel

For Students 7th - 12th
The State of Israel in was created in 1948 and has been the site of conflicts ever since. Provide learners with the background information they need to better understand these conflicts with a presentation that traces the history of the...
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The Economienda System

For Students 8th - 10th
Explore the Economienda System common in Latin America during the 1700s. The class will read the included text, answer 3 critical-thinking questions, and fill out a pie chart showing the demographics of the time. They will learn about...

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