Lessons for Colonial America

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  • State of Mind: Inventing the American Identity - … (Mann, 47). America lacked shared memories that could unite its citizens in a common goal. While having land, colonial America also lacked territory … the individual. America did just that when it became the first colony to break away from the Mother Country. In America, “All men … was an accidental fluke. Nobody really wanted an independent America, but the colonial elite kept it anyway. The Constitution became the glue …
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  • American Revolutionary War Kick-Off - … means of raising colonial tax revenues to help defray the cost of the French and Indian War in North America. The Colonists … mean? Talk about the pros and cons of life in colonial America. For example, the colonists enjoyed a great deal of freedom … what ways did this activity resemble the taxation system in colonial America? Tell the class they are to write an opinion editorial … young readers an image of what it was like in colonial America and what happened to the citizens with the tax increase …
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  • The Good Old Days: Were They? - … they already know about Colonial America. Have students create a t-chart that lists known facts about Colonial America on one side and leaving … speak with children about Colonial America. 3. Plan a field trip to Explore Park to see simulations of Colonial America. EXTENSIONS Technology: 1. Have the students take a Telefieldtrip to Colonial America in Williamsburg, VA. (See web …
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  • Understanding The Colonial Economy - … tobacco imports from colonial America? 2. What does this pattern suggest about the importance of the tobacco trade to the colonial economy? Source … think of one product that could have been produced in colonial North America-one that would have been valued by people in … only produce at high cost. The colonial settlers of North America discovered that different parts of North America offered different potential advantages. The …
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  • Colonial American Curators - … Stage 1 Identify Desired Results Catchy Title: Colonial American Curators Theme/Topic of Lesson: Colonial America Daily Life Time Commitment: Two 70-Minute … understanding about colonial life in Maryland. Prerequisite student knowledge includes a basic understanding of the growth and development of Colonial America (gained through … unit on Colonial America. Students should also have an understanding of the religious, political, and economic motives of setters in North America in …
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  • Indentured Servitude: A Colonial Market for Labor - … root in the colonies, and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the Americas. 3A: The student understands colonial economic life and labor systems in the Americas. Therefore, the student is … scholars were also attracted to the cities and seaports of colonial America. Like other markets, the indenture market was dynamic, reacting to …
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  • Early American Settlements - … the various reasons Europeans emigrated to America? How did geography influence the economic foundations of colonies? NC Civic Education Consortium Visit our … Resources at http://database.civics.unc.edu/ 9 New Amsterdam Colonial America, the Dutch in New York In the late 16th century … resources of North America than the East India Company had been. While expending most of its energy wresting colonies and riches from …
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  • Colonial Apprentice - … .nc.us/webquests/colonial/colonial.htm (Webquest with info on Colonial Times (Colonial Artisans) (Work in Colonial Times) (Children in Colonial America) (Trades and Crafts) (Colonial America) http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/rev~early.htm (Timeline) (Colonial America
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  • Discussion guide: Religion in early America - … : Religion in early America This discussion guide will help students understand the larger context of religion in colonial America as they read about … about the early settlement of North America. Which religions were generally associated with which regions or colonies? You may make this a … famine brought thousands to America in the early 1700s. The British encouraged this emigration as the need for colonial labor and back …
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  • Jewish Immigration Out West - … in during colonial days hoping to find in America? Were their hopes any different than those of any other immigrant in America, even today? 2. What challenges did Jewish immigrants face in colonials America? 3. Name three things that … Jewish agricultural colonies? How do they demonstrate Jewish effort to link their European heritage and traditions with life in America? Give examples …
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