Colonial Period - Influential People Teacher Resources
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Lesson 1: The First Great Awakening
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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...
What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader?
5th - 8th
Students identify the qualities of an effective military leader. In this Revolutionary War lesson, students view several Internet resources about George Washington's life. Student groups research one of four battles, and document their...
What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader? Powers and Problems
9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
The Lion of Africa - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhile 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...
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...