Influential People 1600-1760 Teacher Resources
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The Lion of Africa - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
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...
What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader? Powers and Problems
9th - 12th
Students 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 Continental...
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...
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...
If One Finger Brought Oil - Things Fall Apart Part I
10 mins 9th - 12th
"See other human beings as human beings." China Achebe’s message is echoed in a two-part video course that focuses on Things Fall Apart, Achebe’s novel about colonial Nigeria. The narrator's focus in Part 1 is on Okonkwo, the main...
What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader? What Are the Qualities of a Good Military Leader?
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...
Colonization Effects From First Encounter through US Federal Policy
8th - 12th
Learners examine American policies. In this Native American history instructional activity, students compare and contrast life in America prior to colonization and following it. Learners discuss policies that displaced Native Americans.
George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Does the lens of history portray George Washington as a good leader? A three-lesson unit looks at Washington's early military career as the commander of the Virginia Regiment, his role in the fight for independence from England, and his...
Westward the Course of Empire Goes: American Imperialism in the Pacific Ocean during the Nineteenth Century
Eleventh graders research the acquisition of colonial outposts throughout the Pacific Ocean by the United States during the late-nineteenth century. They present their findings to the class and propose which countries or territories the...
Death and Dying in Puritan New England: A Study Based on Early Gravestones, Vital Records, and other Primary Sources Relating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts
9th - 12th
Students examine the time in which the Puritans lived in colonial New England. In groups, they research the Puritans view on life and death and discuss as a class. They read gravestones, diaries and other primary sources to discover...
Being Me in the Face of Adversity - Americans Who Stood Up for Their Beliefs
5th - 8th
Students identify important Americans from the colonial, revolutionary and slavery periods who are noted for standing up for their beliefs in the face of peer disapproval. They identify the importance of music in motivating and...
Differing Views of Pilgrims and Native Americans in Seventeenth Century New England
4th - 5th
Young scholars complete a graphic organizer comparing differing views. In this compare and contrast lesson, students work in groups and read about the differing views of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Young scholars use a...
Gandhi's Non-violent Revolutions: Examining Tools to Make Non-violent
7th - 9th
Students analyze Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent social change. In this nonviolence and social change lesson, students research a leader from the attached list who practiced nonviolent social change. Students write their own poem...
In Their Shoes: WWI Through the Eyes of Early Participants
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Several social activities provide showcase the perspective of many prominent figures in World War I history. Students read an assigned case study about a memorable person and complete several activities to further understand this...
Lost Hero: The "To Do List" of the Continental Congress
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What is on your to-do list today? The second lesson of a three-part series on Lost Heroes of America investigates the laundry list of items in front of the second Continental Congress. Scholars research, analyze, and present information...
The Executive Branch
22 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhile the president is perhaps the most famous politician, why did the Founding Fathers create the office? While it has evolved over time, the presidency has its roots in the American Revolution. A video resource—created for Constitution...
Taking Up Arms and the Challenge of Slavery in the Revolutionary Era
10th - 12th
Students examine a series of documents which discuss the contradiction in the Americans' rhetoric about slavery. They act as members of designated Committees of Correspondence in the five different colonies, communicating their...
Past Imperfect: Examining Secondary Sources of the American Revolution
Ninth graders respond in essay form to the following writing prompt. Mel Gibson, star of The Patriot, is quoted as stating, "If one were to adhere to historical accuracy all the way, you'd probably have the most boring two hours on...
Indian Removal: The Cherokees, Jackson, and the “Trail of Tears”
9th - 12th
Students examine executive power. In this Indian Removal instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the "Trail of Tears". Students respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture.
Committing to Nonviolence: A Lesson from Viva La Causa
6th - 12th
Students examine the social change movements of the American 20th century. In this nonviolence lesson, students research the work of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Caesar Chavez. Students compare and contrast the social...
History of the American Flag Using Digital Storytelling
3rd - 5th
Students discover the history of the American flag. Using the Internet, they work together to research this topic and compare and share the information they found. They present the material to the class using their digital storytelling...
Dr. King’s Leadership in the Aftermath of the Bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of nonviolent resistance. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, students consider how Dr. King led during the aftermath of the bombing of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
Native Americans and the Clash of Cultures: Then and Now
9th - 12th
Students begin the lesson by identifying how and why the Native Americans came to North America. Using the internet, they examine how their culture spread throughout the continent and in groups they discuss the stereotypes between the...
Decisions That Changed Our Lives: A Look At the African American Quest for Freedom and Rights
5th - 8th
Learners are introduced to the goals of abolitionists throughout history. In groups, they use the internet to discover the purpose of the Underground Railroad and why there were bus boycotts in the 1960s. They compare and contrast the...
How Do We Balance Environmental Conservation with Human Needs?
9th - 10th
Students role play a meeting between conservation biologists and local representatives who want to advance the livelihood of local population. For this history lesson, students research the necessities and conservation issues of given...