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Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Which document introduced the idea of limited government? What is the official beginning of the American Revolution? From the colonial period to the establishment of the Constitution, this assessment includes 40 multiple choice questions...
The Founding of America & Ben Franklin - Founding Fathers: The Immoral Institution of Slavery
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the institution of slavery. In this colonial America activity, 11th graders watch 2 videos that feature the founding fathers' stance on slavery. Students research how selected founding fathers tried...
American Biography: Pocahontas, Life in a Box, Colonial Timeline, Pathfinder
Fourth graders research the life and accomplishments of Pocahontas. In this historical figures lesson plan, 4th graders explore primary sources available from the Library of Congress regarding colonial Virginia and determine...
The Brief American Pageant: The Planting of the English America
8th - 11th
A series of maps illustrate the early growth of English America, which includes the Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, and Georgia colonies. Settlements such as Jamestown, Roanoke, and Charleston are labeled on the map, allowing a teacher or...
The 13 Originals: Exploring the Who, When, Where, and Why Behind the 13 Original Colonies of Early America
8th - 11th
Discover the stories behind each of the thirteen stripes on the American flag with this straightforward presentation. Complete with learning objectives, discussion questions, and solid information about each of the original thirteen...
Synthesizing Research: How Colonists Were Interdependent
4th CCSS: Designed
Following the formative assessment of this unit, young scholars present the information they gathered on their specific colonial trade to the rest of the class. Working in groups, learners create posters describing the particular job...