Early American and Colonial Period Arts Teacher Resources

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Colonial Vacation Planner

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Looking for a good lesson on the Colonial Period for your upper-elementary class? Then, this lesson is for you! They use website designs, U.S. travel publications, and maps to plan a family vacation to states which were part of the...
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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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American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins

For Teachers 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...
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Colonial Rules

For Teachers 9th - 11th
How did Colonists react to British rule prior to the American Revolution? Give your high schoolers a taste of oppression with this role-play activity, then let them come up with a revolution of their own. This excercise is intended to...
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What Was Everyday Life like in Colonial Virginia?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What was everyday life like in Colonial Virginia? To find the answer cooperative groups work collaboratively to read an informational handout and complete a graphic organizer. The speaker of the group then shares their new-found...
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Colonial Trades and Apprenticeships

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine and analyze culturally significant objects from colonial Boston. They construct a story around the life and work of Nathaniel Hurd from a list of keywords excerpted from a passage about Nathaniel Hurd. In addition,...
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Colonial Identity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research and discuss the origins of the American colonies and explore how colonists were still influenced by English culture. As a follow-up project, students produce a portrait of an individual.
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How Do We Know about Colonial Life?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Young history sleuths examine an inventory of the belongings of a Virginia colonist and use deductive reasoning to determine what the document reveals about colonial life. They then use a Venn diagram to compare the inventory with a...
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Comparing SLaves and Servants in Colonial New York

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young historians compare and contrast differences in the laws that regulated the activities of slaves and servants. They review and analyze a series of primary source documents to explain the social constructs related to slaves and...
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Colonial Writing Project

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write from the perspective of a child in the colonial period. For this writing lesson, 4th graders create a fictional character living in the colonial period and write about daily life from their perspective.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
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Immigrants' Experiences in Colonial North Carolina

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would it have been like to leave your birthplace and move to a brand new colony? Why might you have decided to move? What challenges would you have faced? As part of a series of lessons about the history of North Carolina, middle...
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Falling into Place; The Colonial Period of Georgia's History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze the colonial period of Georgia's history as it relates to Georgia's economic growth and development.  In this colonial period of Georgia, students describe Georgia's geographic region and give examples of the goods and...
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Chapter 2: Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Life for the early colonists must have been very difficult. Fortunately, key concepts, vocabulary, and people from the colonial period will be no trouble for your class after they view this presentation. Here are 20 slides, each...
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Living Yesterday's History Today

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the colonial period to describe and contrast the life and experiences of people who lived at that time with the lives of individual's in the current era. the lives of researched characters are dramatically enacted and...
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Legacy of Colonialism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the extent of colonialism from the early periods in the 1500's to the later years in the mid 1900's. They explain how colonization differed in regions around the world and examine the lasting effects on the colonized...
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The Education of Women in Colonial America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What educational opportunities were available to women during the colonial era in American history? How did the opportunities available to women differ from those for men? To answer this question, class members examine a series of...
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The Diversity of American Colonial Societies: 1530-1770

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
An extensive view of the demographic, environment and diversity found in early American colonial societies. Older learners are provided with a fairly clear image of the many different people who came to the New World. There is a lot of...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
This 54-slide PowerPoint outlines the significant events in the history of Colonial North America, beginning in 1603 with the ascendance of James I to the throne of England. Designed to accompany a lecture on this time period, the...
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Documenting Research: Sorting and Recording Information About the Wheelwright

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders practice using a graphic organizer to record their notes and answer text-dependent questions while supplying evidence of how they found their answer. They focus on a machine called the wheelright, which was commonly used...
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Entertainment During the American Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What do people do for fun around here? Explore colonial period games, toys, and life with a look at entertainment during the American Revolution. Discover the games, sports, and songs that were popular during the time of the Revolution.
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History Review: Colonial America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore key moments in American history with the click of a mouse! Learners read 50 questions from different eras in early America, and watch the rest of the presentation to find more questions to answer.
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Lesson 2/3 - Liberty and Order in the New Republic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part two of the three-part series on the period following the American Revolutionary War offers insight into this fascinating time in the nation's history. Topics covered are well-documented and include the Napoleonic Wars, the causes of...
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Lesson 1/3 - Building of a New Republic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is part one of a three-part series on the period following the American Revolutionary War. Topics covered include: a detailed description of the new republican government, the four roles of that government, the foreign diplomacy...