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The New England Fishing Industry:Sea Changes in a Community

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore New England's economic and cultural past and possible issues New Englanders will face in the future. Middle and high schoolers research the fishing industry and the need for regulation. They analyze the topography of New England...
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Inventors of New England

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the ways that technology effects our daily lives. Students also identify the processes involved in designing new technology.
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The Settlement of New England

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A thorough exploration of the Puritan Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents. The presentation differentiates the philosophies of...
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Death and Dying in Puritan New England: A Study Based on Early Gravestones, Vital Records, and other Primary Sources Relating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts

For Teachers 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...
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French Canadian Immigrants in New England

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this immigration lesson plan, students conduct research related to the movement of French Canadians to England. Young...
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New England Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Jeopardy style games are fun ways to help students review for tests or solidify concepts recently covered in class. This Jeopardy game focuses on the industrial economy of New England. Students will need to know general information on...
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Managing Wildlife

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners discuss the current conditions of wildlife in New England. Students explore how animals are tracked and how their population is managed.
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

New England's Ground Water Resources

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Learn all about where ground water is stored, how it moves, and how it is accessed in a detailed and thorough 10-page reading. Whether supplementing reading for an existing environmental or earth science course or providing background...
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Education in Colonial New England

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine schooling now and in New England Colonies. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, 5th graders describe schools of the present to schools of the past. Students also investigate the goals of schooling...
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New England Colonies

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the New England colonies. In this colonies lesson, students use a directed reading-thinking method to learn about the New England colonies. Students follow the method to make predictions, read the text, and analyze the...
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Ball and Triangle Game

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners view and discuss pictures of the Ball and Triangle Game the Penobscot Indian students in New England played. They construct cardboard versions of the game, and practice the game and keep score using beans.
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50 States: New England States

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover where certain states are located and what the look like. They look for their information on a web site. Each student is assigned a state which they must research then present to the entire class.
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The Impact of Cultural Values in EArly Industrial England

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that...
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The Brief American Pageant: Settling the Northern Colonies

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Experience the birth of the United States with this series of maps. Detailing settlements in New England, New Netherland, and New Sweden, this presentation would be a good companion to your lecture on early American History. It is...
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A Second Visit To Old Sturbridge Village-The Story Tour

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars conduct research on 1830s families and early New England culture. They conduct research on the Old Sturbridge Village website, participate in an online chat with a costumed interpreter, and continue to develop possible...
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Mapping Colonial New England: Looking at the Landscape of New England

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students understand the similarities and differences between English and Native American conceptions of the land and town settlement. They understand how the colony of Massachusetts developed and expanded. Students understand the...
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Managing Wildlife

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the relationship between wildlife and humans in northern New England. They also brainstorm ideas on why they think some species are greater in population than others in a given area.
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From Claws to Jaws: Atlantic Regions of the United States

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore New England, Mid-Atlantic, and southeastern regions of the United States.  In this social studies thematic unit, students research a state and make a regional quilt. Students wrte a book report and read two novels whose...
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New Bedford Whaling Museum

A New Bedford Voyage!

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
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Digital Public Library of America

The American Whaling Industry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When thinking about the American whaling industry most imagine Moby Dick and Nantucket sleigh rides, harpoons and scrimshaw, whale-oil lamps and baleen in women's corsets. But it may come as a surprise that the industry was also...
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Victory and the New Order in Europe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A New Order in Europe calls for a new lesson plan! This third plan in a series of four sequential lessons encourages high schoolers to read primary sources about the development of the New Order and follow up their knowledge with a...
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The Architecture of New England and the Southern Colonies as it Reflects the Changes in Colonial Life

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students compare and contrast the various types of architecture in the Southern colonies. Using slides, they discuss how the homes were made and the materials used. In groups, they identify how the types of homes reflected the...
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Inventors of New England

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine recent inventions and discuss the steps the inventor had to go through to develop this product. They share their ideas with the class.

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