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99 resources with the concept early american history

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Ingenious: Franklin Assembles a Scientific Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Few Americans have heard of the burgeoning scientific community known as the America Philosophical society, started by none other than Benjamin Franklin. With inquiry, research, and discussion, high schoolers come to understand their...
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Study Guide for The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th - 12th
How does or society punish people who break the law? What effect does guilt have on a person's life? In what way does or society demand we conform to certain conventions? Such questions, found in this study guide, are sure to...
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The Early 19c: The Creation of an American Culture

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Full of good information and photos from the 1700's to the 2004 election, this powerpoint could be a great resource in a lecture about American nationalism. While the slides require commentary and smooth transitions (as well as a little...
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The Beginnings of Constitutional Government

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine excerpts of Thomas Paine's Common Sense. For this early American history lesson, students read Paine's pamphlet and analyze the information according the rubric provided.
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Lesson Title - Letters from Abigail Adams

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore letters written by Abigail Adams to her husband. In this political lesson, 8th graders read letters written by Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams. Students analyze the letters and discuss their findings.
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Explorers & Early America: Columbus' Journey to Find a Western Sea Route to Asia

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study Columbus and the route he took when he was exploring. In this social science, 3rd graders examine maps, analyze them, compare them to each other, and understand where Columbus wanted to go versus where he actually...
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Becoming A Nation p.1

For Students 4th - 5th
In this early America worksheet, learners use the 11 words in a word bank to complete a crossword puzzle about the colonies and Revolutionary War.
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From a New Nation to a Divided Nation

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Quiz your students or prepare them for the big exam with this presentation. Included are 24 multiple choice questions related to Early American Government, The Colonial Period, Westward Expansion, and State Formation.
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The Federalist Era ( 1789-1800)

For Students 9th - 12th
Focus on early American history with this set of 14 short answer questions, all related to the Federalist Era. George Washington, James Madison, and the US Constitution, what could be better than that?
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A Salute to Flag Day

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Use Flag Day as a learning opportunity for your classroom. Collect a variety of books and other resources on the subject of the U.S. flag. Have pupils conduct independent research at home and come to class prepared to share some fun...
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Jamestown Colony: Who Will Survive the English Invasion of Jamestown?

For Teachers 5th
5th graders will receive a brief overview of the interactions between the English, Colonists, and Native Americans during the Early Colonial Period. This presentation includes thoughtful discussion questions, images, and a link to a...
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The Embodied Presidency

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discover details about Thomas Jefferson's life. In this early American history lesson, 8th graders view a PowerPoint presentation that outlines some aspects of Jefferson's life. Students research the life of slaves at...
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Remember the Ladies

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine Abigail Adams's influence on her husband. In this women's rights activity, 11th graders read letters written by John and Abigail Adams to one another. Students complete a document analysis sheet after they have...
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Thirteen Colonies Word Jumble

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this American colonies worksheet, students unscramble the letters in 20 words to spell vocabulary pertaining to the thirteen original colonies. There is a word bank provided.
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Ben Franklin and the Origins of American Diplomacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the origins of American diplomacy. In this early American history instructional activity, students research Ambassador Ben Franklin's missions to England and France on behalf of the United States. Students share their...
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Jamestown

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine life at the Jamestown settlement. In this colonial America lesson plan, 7th graders visit the noted Web site to analyze artifacts from the settlement. Based on their findings, students write descriptive pieces...
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American Colonists Protest Song

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the role of protest songs. In this early American history lesson, students research the acts passed by the British that angered colonists. Learners then listen to protest songs from contemporary American history prior to...
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The First Years of the Union (1797-1809)

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about early American history. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Fourth Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 4th
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders answer multiple choice questions about George Washington, early America, natural resources, and more. Students complete 8 questions.
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Social Studies: Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Build vocabulary and have a class discussion. Use this PowerPoint to illustrate concepts of Early American History, including, Bill of Rights, Supreme Court, elections, and the Constitution. Note: Each slide has only a single vocabulary...
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The War of 1812

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the War of 1812. In this early American history lesson, 7th graders read a handout about the war, watch video clips, and complete written exercises that complement the reading and video clips. 
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America: 1763-1776

For Students 8th - 11th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the United States between the years 1763 and 1776.
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Building the State (1781-1797)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the early American nation between the years of 1781 and 1797. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Interpreting Quotes From Native Americans and European Americans

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the relations between Native Americans and European Americans in the late 1700's and early 1800's. In this Native American history lesson plan, students read and analyze quotes from Atiatoharongwen, Tecumseh, Thomas...