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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...
Lights! Cameras! Action!: Creating a Drama About the Lyme Art Colony
4th - 7th
Discuss the lives of artists in the Lyme Art Colony in the 1900s with this resource. Young historians write and perform a short scene depicting individuals who lived in the Griswold boardinghouse, used by the colony artists. They use the...
Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Teach your class about colony collapse disorder and foster discussion about causes and solutions for the honeybee problem. Class members read and discuss an article and participate in one of two detailed activities about pollination and...
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
3rd - 5th
Students research how early colonists lived. They investigate late 17th century colonist's lives from Massachusetts and Delaware. Using their research, students write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between the two...
Guided Reading: African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies
4th - 6th
Using the nonfiction book African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies, learners read segments about the origin and perpetuation of slavery in the colonies. Reading comprehension is assessed as the class discusses the text, and explores...