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 activity, 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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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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Super Bowl 1789 (Colonist vs. British)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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 Height of Diplomacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore issues that might be discussed at the G8 summit meeting hosted by the U.S. after reading and discussing the article "World Leaders Get a Glimpse of America's High Life" from The New York Times. Students work in groups...
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Marching Toward Freedom: Boston Massacre: Lesson 16

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by viewing images on the Internet. In this Boston massacre lesson, 4th graders identify the reasons the American Colonists and British were in violent altercation that resulted in a bloody aftermath....
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"Come to the Colonies: A PowerPoint Travel Brochure"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders describe the cooperation that existed between the colonists and Indians during the 1600s and 1700s (for example, in agriculture, the fur trade, military alliances, treaties, cultural interchanges).
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America: 1763-1776

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about colonial America. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader? What Are the Qualities of a Good Military Leader?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine the military leadership of George Washington. In this military leadership lesson, students use Internet and print resources to research Washington's military experience and his successful military campaigns. Students...
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Road To Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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Jamestown: The First Settlement

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students discover the Jamestown Colony. In this lesson on colonial America, students use primary resources to understand the hardships and challenges faced by the founders of Jamestown. Students work in small groups to create an...
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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, students look at the painting "The Ascension of Simon Bolivar on Mount Jamaica" and discuss what they see in the portrait. Students research...
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What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader? Powers and Problems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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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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Worksheet #25 Questions - Colonial America

For Students 7th - 8th
For this Colonial America quiz worksheet, learners test their knowledge on various historical terms in ten fill in the blank questions.
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Relationships Between the Colonists and Indians

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the relationship between the Indians and new settlers. Using the conflicts before the Revolutionary War, they discover the cooperation and conflicts that existed between the two groups. They explore the influence and...
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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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Changes In A Democratic Society, Lesson 2 Of 3

For Teachers 8th
A three-tiered activity guides eighth graders through an engaging social studies activity. After completing the pre-activity, that prompts learners to participate in a seminar on Richard Westall's painting The Sword of Damocles,...
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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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The Spanish-American War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Remember Maine!" And Cuba and Spain! And Roosevelt and the Rough Riders! As part of the study of the Spanish-American War groups research the battles, leaders, and influences. Scholars create a timeline that follows the course of the...
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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...