Early American Settlements

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What brought settlers from Europe to North America? By exploring primary sources, such as posters seeking recruits for the new lands, class members take a deeper look at these motivations. To finish, they present their findings to classmates using entertaining skits. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Analyze images of recruitment posters for immigration to North America
  • Develop skits to explain the causes of European migration
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members will need basic art supplies for this class
Pros
  • Includes rubrics for more consistent grading
  • Posters are visually engaging
Cons
  • Resource does not reflect the impact of European migration on indigenous peoples