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Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Slavery During the Colonial Period
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Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Slavery During the Colonial Period

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In this lesson, students read and interpret eighteenth-century documents in order to make inferences about the nature and characteristics of slavery. Students will communicate findings via annotated diagrams in order to develop a comprehensive picture of slavery in eighteenth-century Virginia.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Date Added:
02/13/2017
The Battle of New Orleans: A Great Victory for Andrew Jackson or a Postscript to the War of 1812?

The Battle of New Orleans: A Great Victory for Andrew Jackson or a Postscript to the War of 1812?

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Students compare the 19th-century song "The Battle of New Orleans" to the actual events of the battle. They then assess the impact of the battle occurring after the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the war. In integrated extensions, advanced students compare the resources of the Americans and the British during the battle for a fuller picture of the battle and its impact.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
Nancy Paulson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
"The Blessings of Liberty" for All?

"The Blessings of Liberty" for All?

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Students analyze Jim Crow laws, a state constitution, literacy tests, poll taxes and voting eligibility affidavits to evaluate how these tools enabled states, especially in the south, to avoid recognizing the rights of African Americans.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
Marie Feeney-DiRito
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Comparing Union and Confederate Resources

Comparing Union and Confederate Resources

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Students analyze data and make graphs to compare the resources of the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. They then make informed inferences about the importance of each resource and the effect of the disparity of resources on the outcome of the war.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
Ron Adkisson and Teresa Potter
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Courtship and Marraige

Courtship and Marraige

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Students work in small groups to examine various aspects of eighteenth-century courtship and marriage, and then compare courting practices, parental influence, the wedding ceremony, and wedding celebrations with similar present-day customs.

Subject:
American History
World Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
Greg Timmons
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Declaration of Independence: Small Edits, Big Consequences

Declaration of Independence: Small Edits, Big Consequences

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Students read the original draft of the Declaration of Independence and compare it to the final version of the document. They will identify the changes between the two versions and hypothesize why those changes may have been made. They then forecast the effects these changes had on the future United States.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
Chris Whitehead and Kim O'Neil
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Family Disrupted -- The Randolph Family and the Coming American Revolution
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A Family Disrupted -- The Randolph Family and the Coming American Revolution

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In this lesson, students will analyze primary documents and use biographical information to explore the effects of the coming American Revolution on one eighteenth-century family.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Date Added:
02/09/2017
Female Spies of the Revolutionary War

Female Spies of the Revolutionary War

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Students read biographies of lesser-known female spies Lydia Darragh, Elizabeth Thompson, and Dicey Langston, all of whom contributed to the Revolutionary War effort in unusual ways. Students then analyze the actions of these women and identify and infer the consequences of their participation both to the conflict and in their personal lives.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
George Washington's Enslaved People

George Washington's Enslaved People

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Students conduct multiple readings of a secondary source article to compile a timeline of Washington's slave ownership and collect information about the enslaved people he owned. They draw conclusions and generate questions about how information about enslaved people is preserved and what information could be uncovered from other sources.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Philosophical Chairs: Whose Emancipation?

Philosophical Chairs: Whose Emancipation?

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Students use primary source evidence to debate and answer the question: Who freed the slaves? They use textual evidence to support claims and engage in discussion that brings to light multiple perspectives.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Author:
Brian Brennan
Date Added:
02/26/2019