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For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Early settlers in the American Midwest experienced constant struggle. This reading passage describes for young learners the hardships of homesteaders as they journeyed west and sought to start a new life. When finished, students identify...
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What Brought Settlers to the Midwest?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Drawn by promises of fertile land, thousands of settlers poured West because of the Homestead Act of 1862. By examining images of the ads that drew them westward, learners consider the motivations for movement. They also consider how the...
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The Iron Horse vs. the Buffalo: Indian-Settler Conflict on the Great Plains

For Teachers 10th
The Iron Horse encroached upon the land while conflicts escalated between Native Americans and the settlers. Sophomores study the print, American Progress then discuss how American progress affected Native Americans. They will study the...
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1850-1874 African American Settlers

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Go West, young man! Scholars investigate the impact of African American settlers moving to the Nebraska territory, following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in the mid 1800s. Using primary sources, timelines, maps, and...
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1850-1874 Native Americans and Settlers

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Did Western settlers receiving free land from the Homestead Act realize it wasn't really free at all? Scholars investigate the impact Western expansion had on Native American culture in the mid-1800s. They use documents, timelines, and...
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State of Affairs Between the Native Americans and the European Settlers

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine relationship and contact between Native Americans and European Settlers, using primary sources.
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Worksheet #21 Questions - English Settlers in America

For Students 8th - 9th
In this English settlers in America worksheet, students expand their knowledge through ten fill in the blank questions that further their understanding of the aforementioned subject.
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African Development: Cultures, Settlers, and Policy Debates

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discuss the waves of settlers that attempted to colonize the African continent. Racial, social, and political issues relating to each wave of colonization are included. Note: Text is scant and will need to be fully described for the...
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Calvinism and Puritans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Now your class can discuss Calvinism and Puritans like true academic. How, you ask? Because they've heard a lecture based on the presentation you've just found. Containing informational text, each slide gives basic differences between...
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1850-1874 Homestead Act Signed: Who were the Settlers?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Life in the great, wide-open spaces of the West! Scholars analyze the reasons behind the vast movement to the Great Plains after the passing of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Homestead Act. Using photographic, document, map, video, and...
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Lesson 1: English-Indian Encounters

For Teachers 8th - 10th
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great...
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The Wedding of Pocahontas and John Rolfe

For Teachers K - 4th
Explore European settlers by researching the history of Virginia. In this Native American history lesson, students identify the famous American Indian Princess named Pocahontas, her relationship with John Smith, and her marriage to...
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For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discuss settlers and their needs. In this settlement lesson, students discuss the reasons why people settle in an area and their needs. Students then work in groups to find a location to settle on the map of Newland. Students...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? American History

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What if your class could earn 1 Million dollars, just because they knew their American History? They can when they play this Millionaire style review game. They'll answer questions, phone their friends, and work their way through 15...
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Jobs in Jamestown

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research data on Jamestown settlers in order to learn about the daily life and events in the colony. In this investigative history lesson, students work in groups to analyze the results of the Jamestown census. Students take...
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Escaping Persecution

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Pilgrims, puritans, and Pennsylvania are all featured in a reading comprehension worksheet that asks kids to read a short passage about these early settlers and then to answer a series of questions based on the article.
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The Settlers are Coming, but the Natives are Here

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine interactions between Native Americans and settlers. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students participate in a classroom simulation and then write paper about how the Native Americans and settlers could keep the...
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The Oregon Trail: American Settler

For Students 3rd - 5th
A sequel to the hugely popular and enduring Oregon Trail, this game explores the daily life of those settling in the Wild West. Players have to build a shelter, grow their community, increase the population, ensure sufficient food...
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Conflict in Alabama in the 1830s: Native Americans, Settlers, and Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To better understand the Indian Removal Act of 1830, class members examine primary source documents including letters written by Alabama governors and the Cherokee chiefs. The lesson is part of a unit on the expansion of the United...
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Early Settlers' Houses

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars research the regional styles of early settlers' homes in Colorado, identify early building materials and methods and consider the importance of preserving these buildings.
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Who Were the Settlers?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine why people move from one country or area to another. Using photographs, they analyze the culture and lifestyles of people pictured in the image. They research and explain the daily experiences of the settlers to...
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Who Were The Settlers?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students analyze why people move from one country or area to another. They analyze the lifestyles of the people pictured in the Butcher photographs and students examine and describe the daily experiences of the early settlers.
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I Helped the English Settlers

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this early America worksheet, learners complete the sentence "I helped the English settlers because..." that is in a dialog bubble. A picture of what appears to be Pocahontas is on the page.
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Where the Buffalo Roam

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore what life in the Chicago area was like hundreds of years ago. They discuss how settlers impacted the environment, and why there are no longer herds of buffalo in the Chicago area today. They read an article and...

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