Colonial Period Government and Politics Teacher Resources

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Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Tribes and Colonists

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Native American culture and lifestyle in colonial America are the backdrop for these tasks aimed at improving writing and research skills. Young researchers use graphic organizers, journals, creative writing through story telling,...
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What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. In this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government....
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Colonial America and Roots of Government

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners identify 50 States and the major geographic features, regions, and political representation of each. In connection, they investigate the causes and effects of European colonization on North America. They identify the formation...
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Branches of Government Worksheet

For Students 5th - 8th
This is a basic multiple choice activity. Learners answer a set of 9 multiple choice questions about early colonists and branches of government. You might use this as a check for understanding or a quick quiz. The first 2 questions are...
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Simulated Colonial School : US History, Proverbs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders read about, appreciate, and have a clear understanding of what colonial schools were like. They make comparisons of colonial schooling and current schooling through a Venn diagram graphic organizer and...
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How Has Colonialism Led to Multilingualism in Africa

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are...
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Government in Contemporary Virginia

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore U.S. growth by examining photographs. In this U.S. government lesson, students discuss the American Revolution and the impact it had on colonial Virginia and 20th century America. Students view photographs and documents...
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Learning About Colonial Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use predictions to explore the lifestyle of American colonists. They draw conclusions about the culture of colonial America based on items used in daily life.
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Colonial America: Causes Of The American Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the causes of the American Revolution. In this colonial America lesson, students read handouts regarding the sequence of events that led to the commencement of the war. Students complete the provided worksheets and...
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Colonial Life

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore American colonial life. In this interdisciplinary history and science lesson, 5th graders participate in several hands-on activities that require them to make colonial products that involve physical or chemical...
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Colonial America and The American Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How did the founding of the American colonies lead to a revolution? Use the essential question and sample activities to guide learners through a series of history lessons. Additionally, the packet includes effective strategies to...
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Colonial America: Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze colonial rule and policies with regard to the causes of the American Revolution. In this Colonial America simulation lesson, 4th graders role play in an Independence Game, reacting to a variety of "events" that...
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Foundations of United States Government

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze the significant events in the founding of the United States. They read and analyze text, role-play famous Colonial Americans, write a biographical journal entry, and develop a thesis and write an essay in...
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Give Me Liberty

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders determine how the colonial experience led to the thirst for American independence. In this American Revolution lesson, 10th graders explore the effects of colonial self-government on rebelling from British control. Articles...
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English Settlements: Religious Diversity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
There is so much to know about early British colonists in the Americas. This resource describes the religious diversity and acts found among the first colonies in New England. Starting with an in-depth discussion on the Mayflower...
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Early Contacts: Native American and European Women in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this colonial America activity, students examine the relationships between Native American women and European women who encountered one another in the new colonies.
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Wanted: A Just Right Government

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is lesson that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the Articles of...
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Colonists Divided: A Revolution and A Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the background of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students examine the viewpoints of Patriots and Loyalists as they prepare for a classroom debate regarding the war.
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US History and Government Examination: January 2010

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From the trade of the colonial era to the Clean Water Act, water has shaped American history. Class members unpack how water affected the American story using primary sources that span events including the Lewis and Clark expedition to...
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Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine historical perspectives. In this Boston Massacre lesson, students watch "The Story Behind the Boston Massacre," and conduct further research on the event. Students debate the Patriot and British perspectives of the event.
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Common Good in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the historical foundation of philanthropic organizations. In this values and history lesson, students brainstorm paid and unpaid jobs available today, and work in groups to research the types of charitable...
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American Government 2e

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An informative resource provides a textbook on American government that covers topics such as the definition of government and how democracy works. Each section provides brief questions at the end to assess scholars' understanding. 
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Day in the Life of Colonial America

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars discuss life and education of a colonial child and how their lives compare after reading from "History Alive" textbook. They create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting two items from colonial education and modern...