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The Maritime Revolution: 1400-1550

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Maritime expansion changed culture and the global economy for ever. This presentation covers both the Polynesian expansion that connected the South Pacific and the European expansion that brought Spain to the New World. Key players,...
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AP US History Test Review

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Every major concept, key term, and definition that an AP US history student should know for a test prep session and the big exam is right here in this comprehensive, well-organized study guide. 
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The Romans Flooded the Colosseum for Sea Battles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A fascinating short video describes how engineers somehow were able to flood the floor of the Colosseum and conduct maritime battles to amaze and impress spectators.
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Telling Your Own Story

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
After watching and discussing a video on the Voyage of Cabrillo, individuals craft their own origin story and design and build an artifact they feel best represents their history.
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The Depression Throughout Canada

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Canadian history worksheet, students read the noted textbook pages about the effects of The Great Depression on Canadian residents prior to responding to 6 short answer questions based on the information.
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Snapshots in time

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students describe and identify the types of maritime activity between 1680 and 1806. In this maritime history lesson, students explore the "On the Water" exhibit online and describe the people involved. Students choose 3-5 maritime...
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Journey Under the Sea

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Discover the interesting world of maritime archaeology and explorations under the sea with this nice set of worksheets, which cover such topics as search tools and techniques of underwater archaeology, carbon dating, vessel types, and...
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Should the Ming End the Treasure Voyages?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
During the first century of Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the government sent out a total of seven voyages into the Indian Ocean. Young historians will discuss, explain, role play, and compare the decisions made by rulers during the...
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Networks of Communication and Exchange: 300 BC - 1100 CE

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
A complete presentation defining, displaying, and providing rationale for the impact trade had on early societies. Beginning with the Silk Road in 300 BC and ending with the spread of Christianity to Ethiopia in 1100 CE. Topics include...
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Salem's Maritime History: A History of our New Nation

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the impact of Salem's maritime trade on America. Using primary source documents, they identify the use of expanding the number of products available and how it affected the economy. They write an essay discussing...
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African Americans in the Maritime Trades

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore Civil Rights by analyzing U.S. history. In this African American workforce lesson, students discuss the history of African Americans in Baltimore and the need for steady work that formed. Students define vocabulary terms...
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Think Like a Historian: A Viewing Guide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Calling all junior detectives! Scholars use the tools of investigation to determine the causes and impacts of the American Civil War. Using viewing guides, videos, group research, and written resources, they discover what it takes to...
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Sea Liverpool

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore Liverpool England's maritime history and development as an important port from its early days to the present. Through hands-on activities and community based instruction, they simulate sailing experiences and life aboard...
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The City Of Liverpool

For Teachers K - 1st
Students investigate the history of Liverpool and its place next to the sea. They focus upon the maritime industries found there while conducted guided research. Then students have class discussion of sea occupations and traveling.
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The Gold Rush: Hiking Historical Trails

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students visit gold fields. In this Canadian history lesson, students research the Gold Rush of Harrison Lake and then take a trip to the mines and hike the area. Students pan for gold, read Gold Rush literature, and participate in other...
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Ship of the Line

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover boats by researching 18th century ships.  In this Naval history lesson, students identify and describe the different components of an 18th century naval ship after researching information on the Internet.  Students...
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The Ming Dynasty

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The Ming Dynasty marked a time of change in Chinese history, the Mongols were out and a new empire began.This presentation describes the major achievements and changes that developed during the Ming Dynasty such as art, technology, and...
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Geography Now! Marshall Islands

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Marshall Islands are best known as the site of the United States' largest atmospheric nuclear test. However, the country—composed of atoll islands—has its own culture and history apart from the Americans'. A video resource highlights...
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Boston 1630-1914

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students draw conclusions about historical changes in Boston by comparing and contrasting the features and details on Boston maps. In this Boston history and geography lesson, students view several sets of dated maps chronologically and...
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Fishing and Trade in the Region of Northeast Colonial America

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate fishing and the economical effect it has on New England.  In this New England History lesson, 4th graders practice using New England fishing vocabulary and observe paintings and photographs from the area....
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Cooking in A Closet: Supply and Demand on a Submarine

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students define choice, cost, supply, demand, and scarcity. They apply the terms in an economic sense to a historical event. Finally, students read an excerpt from the oral history interview with a submarine veteran conducted by the...
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Dark Water: Lesson Plan 3 - Grades 6-12

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After watching the documentary Dark Water about a traditional Chumash ceremony and reading a Chumash origin story, viewers are asked to create a coat of arms and to craft an essay that details a family tradition or their own origin story.
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Ships to the Sea

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students examine the development of ship technology and maritime transportation. They define key vocabulary terms, read and discuss handouts, and construct a wooden ship model.
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Learning About Life as a Slave

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the history of slavery. In this slavery lesson plan, students take a closer look at slavery in the Americas and the abolitionist movement as they visit the suggested museums and their websites.

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