Time Period Archives: Colonization & Settlement

Transatlantic Slavery with Scaffolding for English Language Learners (ELLs)

This lesson introduces the topic of transatlantic slavery using a variety of primary source maps, images and easy-to-read documents, with suggestions for differentiation for English more...
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Guess Who and Where?

The intent of the lesson is to introduce the study of the Native Americans of Maryland. Students will use close reading of primary source maps more...
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Exploring Native American Folkways through Artifacts

As a culminating activity, students will sort artifact cards according to their cultural origin (Southwest, Great Plains, Eastern Woodland, and Northwest Coastal).
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Who Do You Believe?

Students will compare and analyze primary and secondary sources. First, a review on sources will be provided and background information will be front-loaded about John more...
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Motivation for Advertisements: Why should the English come the New World?

The purpose of this lesson is for students to critically think about the motivation and reasoning behind deBry’s illustration of the Village of Secoton in more...
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Early American Government, Plymouth Style

The purpose of this lesson is for students to gain an understanding of the establishment of a democratic government in America by studying Jamestown, Plymouth, more...
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Can we count on you?

Students will analyze the language of the 1790 Census Act and discuss the reasons a census was necessary, as well as the possible reasons for more...
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Getting a hold of the past

Students will learn about the importance of analyzing multiple perspectives as they are introduced to the culture of this early Maryland settlement. Students use primary more...
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The voyage to St. Mary’s City

The students will use primary and secondary sources to discover why immigrants from Europe settled in the New World. The students will learn that European more...
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Uncovering Jamestown

Students will be analyzing artifacts found by archeologists at the Jamestown site. First, the process will be over-viewed with a cupping glass, an artifact that more...
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