America Thematic Units/Early America Lesson
History Unit: The Colonies part one in an
History unit study.
in Colonial America Your team
has been transported back in time to colonial America and your task is to
compare your life in this time to your life in the Twentieth Century.
America From Carol Hurst's Literature
America Thematic Unit Colonial America Thematic unit Grades
Home Remedies Identify plants used in the eighteenth century
for medicinal purposes compare eighteenth-century remedies with remedies
of the twentieth century
in the New World (5th Grade)18 great lessons
about the colonies from basic life to herbs and medicine.
(Third Grade) Students will explore the people,
places, and events of life in the early settlements and colonies of the United
States of America.
Time Travel Lesson Plan Set up stations in
the classroom to "go back in time"
Life on the FarmThis is an in depth study of colonial
farm life in the 1700s: crops, housing, clothing, crafts, livestock, and
transportation. Claude Moore Colonial Farm is an example of a small farm
in 18th century rural Virginia.
Colonial Life in Williamsburg
with Colonization: Lesson Plan The purpose
of this activity is to provide an opportunity for American History students
to gain practical experience in the basic types of challenges that may exist
in the establishment of an early
Virtual Colony WOW! This is a great resource
with comprehensive lesson plans
Colonies and Geography How Different
of the Land and Environment Affected Settlements Within the United States.
3rd Grade History & Geography -- The Colonies and Independence
A. After discussion of events occurring during the fight for America's independence, the student will sequence important events of the time periods with 80% accuracy. B. After researching important figures, the student will display knowledge on a matching test of each individual's role in the formation of American independence with 90% accuracy.
States--History--1600-1775, Colonial Period
Revolution Thematic Units/American Revolution Lesson
Revolution (Grade 4) The overall objective
of this unit is for children to become immersed in all aspects of Colonial
life during the time of the American Revolution as well as the war
American Revolution 1. The students will brainstorm
and create concept maps or outlines before starting projects. 2. The students
will conduct interviews, have discussions and/or debates, role play events,
or create biographies based on the events during the American Revolution.
3. The students will reflect on their projects and others
Revolution Simulation The student will understand
the grievances of the American colonists.
Road Maps A good online lesson quest
The Revolutionary War Ideas from Carol Hurst
using children's literature
Was the American Revolution This unit
examines George Washington as a person, a Revolutionary War leader, and as
our first president. First and second grade children will read stories that
imply some of the reasons for the war.
The American Revolution
Resources and information about the American Revolution.
Provides a biography, program notes for the PBS miniseries Liberty!, a discussion board, and several essays to generate
thought and discussion.
Moving & Exploring West
Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark Expedition For students to gain a general
knowledge about how Lewis & Clark determined latitude and longitude. Also each student should gain enough skill to use a sextant properly.
Lewis and Clark
Lesson Plans Below from PBS
The student will examine the historical context of the expedition and trace
the path followed by the Corps of Discovery.
The student will explore the mental, physical, and geographical challenges
faced by the Corps of Discovery.
The student will practice cartography skills.
The student will use journal entries from the Corps of Discovery to develop
a historical narrative of the expedition.
The student will identify the structure of the Dakota Nation and practice
communication skills in the context of a conflict.
The student will work in a group to complete a map and discuss the impact
of the expedition on the Lakota Indians.
The student will identify the contributions that York, Sacagawea, and several
Native American tribes made toward the success of the expedition.
The student will estimate the time and distance traveled by the Corps of
Discovery and construct a multiple line graph to visually compare the data.
The student will estimate the number and types of supplies that would be
needed for a trans-continental expedition.
The student will apply measurement skills and ratio and proportion to collect
data on vegetation.
The student will create a river and examine its dynamics.
The student will practice skills related to the science of taxonomy.
The student will compare the positions of select animals in the food web
both at the time of the expedition and now.
The student will practice their descriptive writing skills by communicating
an unknown idea to another.
The student will explore communication challenges faced by the Corps of
The student will create and publish an online newspaper with details on events
from the expedition.
The student will write a journal entry from the point of view of one member
of the expedition.
and Clark Thematic Unit Students will be able to identify
the major events of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the importance of
this expedition to modern society.
Science of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1. Identify species in the animal and plant kingdom (Science) 2. Describe characteristics of specific plants and animals (Science) 3. Make clear, concise, and detailed journal entries (Language) 4. Illustrate plants and animals (Science and Art)
Oregon Trail to understand the role of Native Americans on the Oregon Trail
to create a dialog between a Native American and a pioneer
Oregon Trail Diary
This diary simulation provides dual opportunities for students to write their own historical fiction as well as to
gain a deeper understanding of the various landmarks and trails of the Oregon Trail.
Why people moved west How westward movement shaped the United States
Expansion Students will investigate the pioneer movement: modes of transportation, reasons for moving, people involved, and the
life in general.
Lewis & Clark PBS
Companion information for the Ken Burns television series on Lewis and Clark.
The History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Detailed history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with a bibliography and photographs.
The Oregon Trail
Detailed history of the Oregon Trail. Provides descriptions of
historic sites on the trail and information on related books and
videos for sale.
The Oregon Trail