17th Century Exploration Teacher Resources

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The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The key ideas in this 50-minute video lecture is that commerce and trade transformed the seventeenth century, that wars previously fought over religious beliefs transformed into wars over economic resources, and that the quest for goods...
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Who Was Christopher Columbus?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does Christopher Columbus deserve credit for "discovering" America? What was the impact of the Age of Exploration on native peoples? 
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The American Holocaust: The Impact of Epidemic Diseases on North America in the 16th Through 17th Centuries

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the American Holocaust. In this Native American history lesson, students conduct research on infectious diseases that wiped out population of indigenous peoples brought to the New World by Europeans in the 16th and 17th...
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Exploring Explorers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students gather information about a 15th to 17th century explorer and prepare a script in talk show format about the individual. Finally, students make a video following the script and present it to the class.
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English-Indian Encounters in Early 17th Century Virginia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a three part lesson in which they examine the initial encounters between the English and the Indians, the different ways in which the colonist and Indians interacted and why English settlers and Native Americans...
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Lesson 6: Examining Events from Different Perspectives Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders sequence events of European exploration and colonization by creating timelines. They define the differences between primary and secondary sources. They discuss claims to Texas land in the 17th Century.
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Robert Boyle and Medical Reform in the 17th Century

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Introduce pupils to the work of Robert Boyle and his influence on medical practice through a series of informational texts and discussion questions.
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American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
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An Age of Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate U.S. history by examining North American timelines. In this American exploration lesson, students research the events that led to Columbus finding America and participate in a jeopardy game regarding his adventure....
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The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Will advances in technology save us from exhausting the Earth's resources? Throughout history, progress helped us revolutionize society. The video discusses the growth in collective learning, exploration, machinery, communications,...
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Native Americans of the Chesapeake Bay: Using Primary vs. Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Discover the rich Native American culture that existed at the time of early European exploration into the Chesapeake region through analysis of several primary and secondary sources.
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New France, New Home - Making a Difference

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore story settings by completing a chart.  For this storytelling lesson, students read a story about 17th Century France and the lack of women in the area.  Students predict the story points before they read and complete a...
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The Great Explorers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine the importance of culture and economy changes that occurred due to the great explorations. For this explorations lesson, students create a list of major explorers. Students focus on one main exploration and give an oral...
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Settlement Exploration: Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 8th
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This lesson is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of...
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'European Exploration, Conquest, and Trade

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the motives, progress and results of the European exploration and conquest of Asia, Africa and the West Indies from the 15th to the 17th centuries. They use maps to trace spice routes and research the role of spices...
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Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Atomic theory as a philosophical study was explored even by the Ancient Greeks. The knowledge of atoms was developed in the 17th century.  This PowerPoint explains how by the 1940's, splitting of the atom was discovered and since then,...
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17th Century Music and Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore American history through hands-on use and demonstration of musical material culture representing early colonial America. They compare the music of colonial America to modern music.
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Sam Samurai

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study the history and culture of 17th century Japan by examining samurai. They review the format of haiku poetry and examine renga poetry. They examine Kamishibai, the Japanese storytelling form and apply it five facts they...
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Colonial Customs

For Teachers K - 8th
Students experience Colonial life and explore the customs of the 17th century. In this colonial America lesson plan, students play dress up, barter items, author pledges, and review 17th century etiquette.
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Galileo: His Times & Beliefs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study Galileo and his scientific discoveries. They complete a series of experiments/model constructions, using 17th century equipment and procedures, to "recreate," demonstrate and explore the various discoveries of Galileo.
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The French in Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use Internet to examine early French exploration and settlement in Texas, and write journal entries from point of view of 17th Century French settler, French or Spanish explorer, or Native American whose land was taken.
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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social...
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Dedham Deed

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students attempt to decipher a 17th century New England land deed to determine ownership of land. They explore how English settler's confusion over land ownership lead to conflict with the Pocumtuck Indian tribe.
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Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can climate change contribute to political unrest? Explore this intriguing question with a video from Crash Course World History that examines the Little Ice Age from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, particularly in the...