Colonial Period - Influential People Teacher Resources

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Colonial Kitchen Dialogue

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders interpret historical scenes. In this colonial America lesson, 6th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine colonial era scenes and write dialogue to accompany them. Links are provided to Library of...
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Super Bowl 1789 (Colonist vs. British)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners pretend the teams of the 1789 Super Bowl were the British and Colonists. In groups, they complete a graphic organizer and evaluate the reasons why the colonists were able to win the American Revolution. They identify the major...
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The Lion of Africa - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While African colonial holdings were supposed to be neutral during the Great War, German military leader Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck used them as a pawn in World War I. Initially seen as a German hero, historians are reconsidering von...
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The Settlement of the Chesapeake

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address...
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Lesson 1: The First Great Awakening

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers examine the First Great Awakening and how it affected religious belief in colonial America. They read and analyze primary source documents, explore various websites, and write a five-paragraph essay examining the beliefs...
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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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America: 1763-1776

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz activity, learners respond to 50 multiple choice questions about colonial America. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Road To Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine events that occurred and explore the differing sentiments between the British and American colonists in the years leading up to the American Revolution. They view and discuss a video on the events then analyze quotes...
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What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader? Powers and Problems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list qualities they believe made George Washington an effective military leader. They discuss difficulties Washington faced as Commander-in-Chief and how he responded to the difficulties he faced as the leader of the Continental...
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Thomas Jefferson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the accomplishments of world leaders. In this Thomas Jefferson lesson, students list the accomplishments achieved by Jefferson and read his epitaph. Students then write epitaphs for recent world leaders or celebrities.
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The Jamestown Colonies

For Students 8th - 12th
In this colonial American worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about the Jamestown Colony and then respond to 5 short answer questions about the selection.
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Will the Real Ben Franklin Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin. In this colonial history lesson plan, students research Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, a writer, a statesman, and an inventor. Students determine what his most...
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Johnny Tremain

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners study the Revolutionary War. In this colonial America instructional activity, students read Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes. Learners discuss chapter 1 as they respond to the provided discussion questions.
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The Horse America Throwing His Master

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners create timelines that span from the Seven Years' War to the Treaty of Paris. In this colonial America lesson, students research the provided primary images and documents from the era as well as information about events during...
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Community Symbols: Heroes and Leaders

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the importance of community leaders in portraits. In this art history lesson plan, students look at the painting "The Ascension of Simon Bolivar on Mount Jamaica" and discuss what they see in the portrait. Students...
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The 13 Originals: Exploring the Who, When, Where, and Why Behind the 13 Original Colonies of Early America

For Teachers 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...
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars work in pairs to decide whether leaders wrote the Declaration of Independence for the rich and powerful or for every man. To draw their conclusion, pairs read excerpts from two historians and complete a graphic organizer citing...
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Taxed Tempers Toss Tea To Tides

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Engage learners in persuasive writing, research, and creative thinking. They research the series of events that led to the Boston Tea Party and create brochures that include propaganda intended to rally Patriot support or dissuade...
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Slavery and the American Founding: The "Inconsistency Not to Be Excused"

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers examine slavery in the revolutionary and colonial eras of the United States. In this slavery lesson, students investigate the presence of slavery in early America, the language of the Constitution, and the intent of the...
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Hey, King: Get Off Our Backs!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians explore the reason American colonists were unhappy under British rule. Class members complete hands-on activities and participate in a group discussions to understand why colonists drafted the Declaration of Independence.
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Worksheet #25 Questions - Colonial America

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Colonial America quiz worksheet, learners test their knowledge on various historical terms in ten fill in the blank questions.
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The French and Indian War (1754-1763)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the French and Indian War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Boston Spies' Report on the Redcoats

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students collect information about British actions in Boston and send it by secret message to leaders in Philadelphia.
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If One Finger Brought Oil - Things Fall Apart Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
"See other human beings as human beings."  China Achebe’s message is echoed in a two-part video course that focuses on Things Fall Apart, Achebe’s novel about colonial Nigeria. The narrator's focus in Part 1 is on Okonkwo, the main...