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The Age of Reason and Enlightenment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A presentation that truly covers the age of reason and enlightenment. Nearly every facet, event, and key player in 18th Century Age of Enlightenment is covered. The information is clear, easy to follow, and lends itself well to note...
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On the Run: What Was Necessary To Plan an Escape From Slavery in 18th Century America?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and discuss characteristics of runaway slaves in 18th Century, read A Narrative of the Adventures and Escapes of Moses, select five advertisements for Virginia Runaways Digital Project to complete On the Run worksheet,...
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Introduction to 18th Century Artisans

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate colonial artisans. In this history lesson, students create a booklet of American Artisans and dress up in 18th century clothing for an oral presentation.
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Signs of the Times

For Teachers K - 5th
Students pretend to be 18th century shopkeepers or trades people and create signs representing their shops or trades.
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The Four Revolutions of the 18th Century: Industrial, Demographic, Agricultural, and French

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In need of lecture notes that will help you and your learners? Here you'll find a presentation that covers four major revolutions occurring in the 1800's; The French Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, the agricultural revolution, and...
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Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Slavery During the Colonial Period

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and interpret an eighteenth-century document make inferences about the nature and characteristics of slavery, communicate findings via annotated diagrams, & develop a comprehensive picture of picture of slavery in...
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To Go West or Not to Go West, That is the Question

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students answer the question,"To go West or not to go West?". In this nonfiction lesson students read a piece of nonfiction about going West during the 18th century. Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the pros and...
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Gardening in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg

For Teachers K - 8th
Students discuss colonial gardening in the 18th century, and collect data using research materials. They create a simple garden design with appropriately titled and labeled data.
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Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the style of an 18th-century compound microscope and its case. In this scientific design lesson plan, students look at Jacques Caffieri's, "Compound Microscope and Case" before comparing the design to a modern...
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Ka'ianaa'ahu'ulu: A Leader of Hawai'i

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars evaluate leadership traits in 18th century Hawai'i and modern times. In this leadership skills lesson plan, students identify leadership traits and read the story of Ka’iana. Young scholars monitor the leadership...
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A Day at the Market

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars describe role of market place in 18th-century Virginia, explain how trade and economy were part of young person's educational process, take part in the classroom marketplace, and compare shopping in colonial times and as...
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Eighteenth-Century Music and Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars discuss the role of music and dance in 18th century Virginia. They take part in the performance of an 18th century dance, and compare dance as a part of the culture in colonial times and as a part of today's culture.
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Changes in the New Nation

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century.  In this United States History lesson, students work in teams to complete numerous activities that compare and contrast life before and after...
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The Atlantic System and Africa 1550-1800

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The Atlantic slave trade is thoroughly depicted and explained here, in terms of economics and pre-colonization. Plantation life, eighteenth century technology, economics of the time, and dealings with Africa are all covered. Note: Each...
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Seeking a Fortune in 18th Century Maritime Boston

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Study the Revolutionary War era practice of recruiting seamen to prey upon the British shipping industry, and discuss the impact this practice had on the Colonial war efforts. Learners read and interpret recruiting advertisements for...
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The Changing Experience of Colonial Childhood

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research how childhood was depicted in art in the 17th through 19th centuries. In groups, they research pieces of art and write a paper explaining how the portrayal of students in art changed at the end of the 18th century.
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18th Century Life in the United States

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students compare and contrast life in 18th and 21st century America. In this American history instructional activity, students view the video, "Ben Franklin and Philadelphia." Students then complete a comparison chart featuring the...
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Two Views of the Slave Ship Brookes

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Actual ship diagrams and a table of voyage data gives young historians an authentic glimpse of on-board experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade. The class examines a projected diagram of the slave ship Brooks, recording thoughts....
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Trip to Mount Vernon

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare and contrast travel in the 18th century with current methods of travel by participating in a simulated trip to Mount Vernon. For this US history lesson, students write a letter to George Washington for permission to...
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Late 17th Century and 18th Century American Society (1)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, high schoolers answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding late 17th and 18th century America. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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18th Century Microscope

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine a microscope from the 18th century. In this microscope lesson, students investigate how it works, what it was used for and how the tool has evolved through the years. Students also build knowledge on how compound...
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Pride and Prejudice: KWHL

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
How much does your class know about the setting of Pride and Prejudice? Explore Jane Austen's romantic world with a KWHL chart that helps kids note what they already know about 18th century England, what they want to know, how they will...
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Understanding Centuries

For Students 5th
In this centuries worksheet, 5th graders fill in the missing time periods for 15 centuries and write 15 original time periods with equivalent centuries to years.
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Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore life as early settlers in Frederica by pretending to be crafts/tradesmen there and writing letters describing the fort/town to a friend or family member still in Great Britain, debating reconstruction vs. preservation,...