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The Emerging American Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define what it meant to be an American early on in the nation's history. In this American identity lesson, students examine the noted quotations and determine what was meant by each of the authors with regards to an American...
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Life on Plymouth Plantation

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research life of Plymouth Plantation and write letters about life there home. In this Plymouth life lesson, 3rd graders complete a webquest as they gather information about the journey to America on the Mayflower and the...
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Early History of Our Lane

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study Native American Kalapuya culture. In this American History lesson, 2nd graders discover the early inhabitants of their community. They take a field trip to Dorris Ranch.
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Early Settlements

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students embark on a journey through colonial times.  In this early settlement lesson, students come to understand what life was like for the settlers in the early colonies. Students research and create projects illustrating their new...
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Time Marches On

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the times of Colonial America by creating a timeline.  In this U.S. History lesson, students research a teacher-directed website about African Americans in early colonial times.  Students utilize their information to...
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The Carolina Colony: Comparing Three Perspectives

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders determine what drew colonist to the early Carolina colony. In this colonial America lesson, 8th graders read primary sources written by early colonists about the factors that motivated them to settle the colony in North...
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The Early History of Haiti

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders make list of places Columbus explored on his first journey to Americas, locate island of Hispaniola on map, examine groups of people who have inhabited island, complete blank map and key of Hispaniola, and research early...
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The Legacy of Pearl Harbor

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars are introduced to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and asked to consider reasons why Japan might have wanted to expand its territory in the early 1940s. They read firsthand accounts of what it was like and write letters...
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English-Indian Encounters in Early 17th Century Virginia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in a three part lesson plan in which they examine the initial encounters between the English and the Indians, the different ways in which the colonist and Indians interacted and why English settlers and Native...
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Poverty Point Earthworks: Louisiana's Ancient Inhabitants

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the prehistoric earthworks site at Poverty Point, Louisiana. They compare the Louisiana artifacts and structure to the remains and knowledge of other ancient cultures. They present their research to the class.
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Jamestown Fort: Finding History

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify artifacts discovered from the exploration of the Jamestown fort in order to help them create a short fictional account about the lives of Jamestown's first inhabitants. In this history lesson, students research the...
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Researching North American Tribes: The Cree

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the Cree tribe of North America. In this Native American lesson, students will research on-line, then compare and contrast the differences between the Cree tribe and other Native American tribes. Students will break...
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Charles Lawrence's Expulsion Orders or Acadians in 1755

For Teachers 6th - 8th
An interesting, but sparse, PowerPoint on early North American history awaits your class. The presentation is only two slides. It is a copy of a letter written by Charles Lawrence to Major Hanfield commanding him to clearing the country...
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Jamestown Settlement - Overcoming Hardship and Conflict

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students reflect on the hardships of the settlers and how they overcame them to build Jamestown.  In this United States History lesson plan, students work in small groups to analyze historical documents from the colonist's time frame...
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The Power of Maps & Native American Cultures

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover where and how five Native American cultures lived in North America in what is currently the United States. They examine their way of life and the regions they inhabited. Additionally, 6th graders will understand...
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Ancient Hunters of the Great Lakes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe theories on how the first humans came to America and show the evidence that supports it.  In this investigative lesson students study given material and prepare written or oral reports in their groups. 
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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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Changing Landscape at the Fort Vancouver Reserve

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the international background and consequences of The Louisiana Purchase, The War of 1812, and The Monroe Doctrine. The lesson helps to improve critical thinking skills about American History.
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Surveying: 19 Chains and 50 Links

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through an interdisciplinary lesson plan, emerging engineers explore the history of surveying systems. After discussing various systems, they perform surveys on printable pages. Using their geometric skills, they physically stake out...
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Catch the Gullah Beat: Rhythm and Percussion

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the Gullah culture. In this social studies lesson, students construct and play instruments similar to those of the Gullah people.
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The Human Journey: Original Migrations

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study human migration patterns. For this migration lesson, 11th graders watch videos about the history of human migration. Students then select an activity from the provided list of 6 to complete.
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Mexico- Reading Study Guide

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Mexican culture activity, students learn about the history and culture of Mexico, its colonialism and independence, and economics. Questions follow the separate sections.
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Spiro Mounds; Oklahoma's Past Indian History

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners create an understanding of Oklahoma's past.
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Human-Environment Interaction

For Students 6th - 8th
In this North American geography worksheet, students read about the impact humans have had on the environment in the United States and Canada. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.

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