Time Period Archives: Three Worlds Meet

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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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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Where am I? Settling in and Settling Down in the New World

Students study the early settlement period of St. Mary’s City. They are asked to analyze multiple perspectives using primary and secondary sources as they are more...
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Parading through the Palisade

The lesson is a hands-on introduction to the people of the Eastern Woodlands region and their culture. It begins with video footage of how the more...
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An Explorer’s View of Maryland: Can we Believe Him?

Students will practice using historical thinking skills including sourcing, close reading, contextualizing and corroborating to evaluate John Smith’s Map of Virginia (1612). Students will compare more...
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History Detectives: Piecing Together the “Truth”

Students will be analyzing primary and secondary illustrations of Indian life as well as maps of early Maryland and Virginia. First students will be introduced more...
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Into the Past: Native American Life on the Chesapeake Bay

Students will complete a close reading of John White’s “Indians Fishing.” Students will observe the artwork and record what they see as well as contextualize more...
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Close Reading of Inuit Images

Using sourcing, close reading and contextualizing to guide the research of the Inuit. Students will be able to interpret and analyze primary source photographs to more...
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Analyzing an Historic Maryland Map

In this unit, students learn about map elements and compare modern maps. They also investigate symbols on modern maps and use them to make inferences more...
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