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99 resources with the concept early american history

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Making a Report to President Washington

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students gain an understanding of some of the challenges the U.S. faced at its birth. They are asked to compose a report on the state of the nation in 1790 (addressed to President George Washington), which includes a narrative, maps and...
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Rights in Early America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Get your historians to hop into someone else's 18th century shoes with a simulation on rights in early America. Each individual gets an identity card, indicating their race, gender, and status (slave or free). Areas around the room are...
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The Settlement of the Chesapeake

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address...
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King Philip's War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
King Philip's War was the crescendo of a violent period between the Pequot and English colonists. Using documents from English settlers, including a contemporary report on the conflict, learners explore the little-known period. They then...
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Boston Massacre

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Boston Massacre was a propaganda victory for those protesting British rule over the American colonies. By using images from Patriots, as well as the testimony of witnesses, scholars consider what may have happened on that fateful day...
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La Mobile: A Case Study of Exploration and Settlement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Le Moyne brothers, Jean-Baptiste and Pierre, were among the first explorers of the Gulf Coast. Class members read biographical information and journal entries about these men, study maps showing where the settlements they established...
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Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 1st Standards
Take some time to focus on Christopher Columbus, his three ships, the purpose of his voyage, and the new land he discovered. Pay special attention to the included additional materials, they are the real value in this resource.
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The Revolution: Interactive Guide

For Students 5th - 11th Standards
If you're looking for another resource to supplement your teaching of the American Revolution in United States history, you may want to consider this app. As an interactive textbook, this can afford you opportunities for deeper analysis...
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Articles of Confederation…Well, They Were Trying!

For Teachers 5th Standards
Different currencies, multiple armies, unreliable protection from thieves: class members experience these challenges playing a game that demonstrates life under the Articles of Confederation. After playing the game—which takes them on a...
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The Living Museum: George Washington, the Slave Owner

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders bring early America to life. In this George Washington instructional activity, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the first president, explore the relationships he had with his slaves, and research the backgrounds of...
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Studying Photographs

For Students 8th - 12th
In this early American history worksheet, students examine the provided photograph and then respond to 6 short answer analysis questions about it.
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The Emerging American Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the implications of the Salem Witch Trials. In this literature lesson, students read Arthur Miller's The Crucible and compare the witch trials to McCarthyism of the 1950's. Students rewrite scenes from the play using a...
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Alexander Hamilton

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive instructional activity.
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The First Years of the Union (1797-1809)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history learning exercise, students respond to 11 short answer and essay questions about the United States between 1797 and 1809. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive learning exercise.
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Volunteering Requires Freedom of Choice

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore ways to volunteer. In this volunteerism and philanthropy lesson, students brainstorm how the early Americans benefited from philanthropy, then discuss how others benefit from our philanthropy and how we choose ways to...
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The United States in 1790

For Students 5th - 12th
In this geography skills worksheet, learners study the provided map of the United States in 1790 and then complete the provided quiz over the 17 states and territories.
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Grade 11 American History Unit 2 Test 1789-1865

For Students 9th - 12th
In this early American history activity, learners respond to 25 fill in the blank, matching, and short answer questions about that nation and its leaders between 1789 and 1865.
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The American People, “Creating a Nation”

For Students 8th - 12th
In this early American history worksheet, learners read noted pages in their textbooks and then respond to 7 short answer questions regarding the U.S. Constitution and its formation.
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Building the State (1781-1797)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about the vision of the Republicans and the Federalists.
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Roots of Women’s Rights Advocacy: Pre and Post Revolutionary War Eras

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students consider the role of women in Revolutionary War America. In this women's rights lesson, students examine photographs, letters, and documents that reveal the role of women at the time. Students create political cartoons or...
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Utilizing Historic Sites for National History Day Research

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The National History Day Research program is designed to permit young historians to interview the staff at any historic site. As part of Women's History Month, class members select a site that focuses on the contributions of women. Using...
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American Indians and their Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
People could take a page in ingenuity and survival from the Powhatans. Deer skins became clothes, and the members of the Native American group farmed the rich Virginia soil and hunted in its forests for food. Using images of artifacts...
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Benjamin Franklin: Master Diplomat for One Last Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
At 81, Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, where he exercised significant influence in shaping key elements of how the United States operates. The class examines his role, using “The Scene at...