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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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The Brief American Pageant: The Planting of the English America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A series of maps illustrate the early growth of English America, which includes the Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, and Georgia colonies. Settlements such as Jamestown, Roanoke, and Charleston are labeled on the map, allowing a teacher or...
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Worksheet #33 Questions - Boston Tea Party

For Students 8th - 9th
In this Boston Tea Party quiz activity, students test their historical knowledge with ten fill in the blank questions about various terms from the aforementioned subject.
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Plymouth Colony

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Read about the tumultuous beginning to the United States with an informational text passage about Colonial America. As young researchers peruse an article about the arrival of the Mayflower, the settlers' relationship to the neighboring...
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Early Colonial Labor Force: Indentured Servants and Slaves

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the labor force used during Colonial America. In this Colonial America lesson plan, students discuss labor types used in the colonies. Students read about indentured servants and the use of African slaves. Students use the...
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The Stamp Act and Virtual Representation

For Students 9th - 12th
"No taxation without representation!" While many have heard this rallying cry of the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War, rarely is time given to hear the British reasoning behind their implementation of the Stamp Act. This...
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A Practical Experiment In Colonization

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Role-play and simulation exercises are fantastic ways to help learners understand the reality behind many social and historical events. Pretending they are colonists, upper graders choose a location, create a history, establish laws, and...
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Geography Now! Micronesia (Federated States)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Federated State of Micronesia may cover 217 square miles, but the country's landmass only covers a fraction of that. The 600 islands are home to a diverse indigenous culture, and the marks of colonialism, including English and...
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Our Political Beginnings: Ch 1

For Students 8th
Quiz your middle schoolers on the political beginnings of American government. They will answer 5 matching and 5 multiple choice questions. Great as a quiz, homework, or comprehension questions.
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Living In The Colonies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the importance of geographic location which can determine the survival and progress of a colony. They examine the effects that cultural background and specific historical events have upon the development of a colony and...
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A Better Grade Tutoring - Eighth Grade Language Arts Worksheet A

For Students 7th - 9th
Sharpen your pupils' reading comprehension skills with this multiple-choice worksheet. Eight short passages prompt readers to choose the best answer that addresses a detail from the paragraph, based on context clues. The last four...
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Huguenot Street

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read about and discuss American Colonial Folk styles of the 18th century. They research architecture and design found Huguenot Street and use their research and observations to design an original home.
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Revolutionary Money

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Examine paper money from the American revolution! Historians study the paper bills and discuss the history of money. How has money changed over the times? Activities are included. 
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Inferring: Who was John Allen?

For Teachers 4th Standards
Help your learners work with difficult or archaic words. A continuation of instructional activity two of this module, the plan here focuses on deciphering the Inventory of John Allen, in particular the unfamiliar words that make up much...
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Crime and Punishment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You wouldn't give someone a 10-day timeout for eating a piece of candy. The US government, too, does not believe in unreasonable punishment. A variety of exercises exploring the clauses of the US Constitution prompts class members to...
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Bill of Rights

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do citizens need protection from the federal government? Scholars investigate why the framers of the Constitution created the first 10 amendments and what these amendments mean to citizens of the United States more than 200 years later....
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Jamestown Changes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how the Jamestown settlement changed the first few years after it was founded. They take a virtual field trip of Jamestown, read primary source documents, discuss census information, and write a summary of changes in...
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Jamestown Celebrates 400th Anniversary

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students view a world map and identify the locations of England and Virginia and discuss what kinds of things they would take with them on this kind of trip. They read the words in the news box on the student page and fill in the blanks...
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Freedom of the Press: The Trial of Peter Zenger

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss freedom of the press. In this trial of Peter Zenger activity, 5th graders research primary documents for information on how his trial help establish our constitutional right.  Students perform a mock trial for Zenger. 
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Rice Around the World

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders draw pictures to show the life of early colonists and how they set the standard for rice farming. In this rice farming lesson plan, 3rd graders read about how and when Americans set the standards for growing and producing...
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General George Washington In Massachusetts — 1775–1776

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who was George Washington? What were the events and principles that formed his character and made him the man he was? To gain insight into this amazing individual, pupils examine multiple primary source materials, from his childhood...
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The President Under the Articles of Confederation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Articles of Confederation sounds like one big, fancy title to middle schoolers. Here, scaffolded steps help to ease novices into understanding this all-important American document. Discussion questions, instructional activity...
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Arlington Poster Project; The First Settlements

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by researching English colonization. In this American settlers lesson, 4th graders view a slide-show of documents and illustrations representing the politics of America during the colonial era....
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Crossword: First Settlements

For Students 4th - 5th
In this elementary social studies worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with 14 words related to settling the first U.S. colonies.

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