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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Life in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders delve into a variety of informational text types to begin building background knowledge on life in Colonial America. The unit engages learners in researching what life was like during this time by exploring how colonists...
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From Colonists to Revolutionaries

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What was America like before it became the United States? Set the stage for the American Revolution with a collection of resources focused on Colonial America, including the cultural, political, and religious conflicts of the time.
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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 2 - Case Study - Conducting Research on Colonial Americans

For Teachers 4th Standards
Use these 16 lessons to help fourth graders comprehend informational text as they read about different roles colonial Americans played on settlements. The class specifically studies the "wheelwright" trade and then break into groups to...
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Colonial America and Revolution

For Teachers 8th Standards
The first series of lessons in this unit module examines George Washington's contributions to the Revolutionary War and as the first president of the United States. Scholars also consider Washington as a slaveholder and discuss attitudes...
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From Colonists to Revolutionaries

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What was America like before it became the United States? Set the stage for the American Revolution with a collection of resources focused on Colonial America, including the cultural, political, and religious conflicts of the time.
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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 3

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders continue their research on colonial life in America and build on knowledge gained in the first two units of the module. Taking that knowledge and putting it into a historical fiction narrative is the focus of this final...
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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The three lessons in the “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) in Congress” module are designed to help young historians understand the important role Americans with heritage in Asia and the Pacific Islands have played in American...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Elementary School

For Teachers K - 5th
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
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Crash Course Theater and Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Forsooth! Here’s a collection that has everything you ever wanted to know about the theater and drama—everyone from Aristotle to Chikamatsu, from Moliere to Shakespeare to Williams. From Banraku to Zaju, every type from comedy to...
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Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About Work and Play in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th Standards
What was life like in colonial America? Follow this lesson and your pupils will find out what people in colonial times did for work and for fun. Ask learners to compare and contrast the two texts and explain what the reading helped them...
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End of Unit 1 Assessment: Inferring and Synthesizing (From Two Texts) About Life in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th Standards
Close your colonial America unit with a performance-based assessment. Class members will show their proficiency in several skills including using details to back up inferences, determining the meaning of words in context,...
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Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About the Importance of Religion in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th Standards
Improve class understanding of colonial times by reading an informational text and filling out the accompanying graphic organizer. Class members work with a partner to read, take notes, make inferences, and synthesize information.The...
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Learning About Farms in Colonial America: Explicit vs. Inferred Information

For Teachers 4th Standards
Aid your pupils in understanding the terms explicit and inferred while teaching them about colonial farmers. The third activity in the module, this plan builds off the previous activity and focuses heavily on inference. Learners analyze...
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History Review: Colonial America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore key moments in American history with the click of a mouse! Learners read 50 questions from different eras in early America, and watch the rest of the presentation to find more questions to answer.
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Choosing a Trade in Colonial America

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How did workers pick a trade in colonial America? Using a WebQuest approach, scholars explore life in the colonial era by looking at professions available to men like Benjamin Franklin. Individuals then apply their knowledge to create...
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Paragraph Writing: The Role of Religion in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th Standards
Informative writing is emphasized in the standards. Help your learners reach that goal with the plan for paragraph writing outlined here. After reviewing the work from the day before and adding to their vocabulary notebooks, class...
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
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Shared Reading: Learning About Colonial Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
Trading in Colonial America is the focus of a lesson plan that boosts reading skills. As a class, scholars examine the informational text for key details, use their new-found knowledge to share information with their peers, and write an...
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Colonial Chores

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine contribution of colonial children to the economic livelihood of their families, and write short essays on one of several given topics.
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Colonial America Introduction

For Teachers 4th
  Students watch a teacher presented Readers Theater about Colonial America to introduce the students to the topic.  In this Colonial America activity, 4th graders recreate a timeline of early American history, using unconventional...
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Colonial America

For Students 4th - 5th
In this KWL chart activity, students explore colonial America. Students fill out the three columns, what I know, what I want to learn, and what I have learned as they study colonial America.
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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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