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King George and the Pesky Colonies (An original play)

An interactive view of the American Revolution with understanding of British aims and American interests.
Keywords: 5th grade, American Revolution, British Aims, American Interest, King George, Writing of the Constitution, Play, Community Classroom, Enrichment Activity

The Constitution as a Job Description - From Mount Vernon

In this lesson, students are asked to use Article 1 and Article 2 of the Constitution and George Washington's notes on his personal copy of the document to create a job description for the President of the United States in 1787.
Keywords: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, President, Leadership, Government, US History, George Washington, Articles 1 & 2

Washington’s Spies: A Brief Understanding of American Revolution Espionage on the Road to Independence

Students gain general understanding of what it was like to be a spy in the American Revolution through learning about the Culper Spy Ring, tracking General Washington’s battles & using the technology available at the time for passing secret information
Keywords: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Elementary School, American Revolution, Espionage, Culper Spy Ring, General Washington's battles, hidden messages

Constitution Day

Students will be able to explain that the Constitution contains the laws for our country and that we celebrate the Constitution's birthday on Constitution Day.
Keywords: Kindergarten, Constitution, Constitution Day

Historical Events Leading to the American Revolution

Students will create an illustrated timeline of key historical events leading up to the American Revolution
Keywords: 5th grade, American Revolution, Revolution Timeline, Revolution, Elementary History, Revolution Lesson

Basic Genealogy

Students will learn to gather pertinent family genealogy information.
Keywords: 5th grade, Genealogy, Family Research, History, Community Classroom

Trail of Tears

Students will read, design, make, and explain knowledge of the Cherokee Nation and their involvement in the Trail of Tears.
Keywords: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Elementary History, Elementary School, American History, US History, American Indians, Trail of Tears, Community Classroom, Enrichment Activity

Letters from Jamestown

Students will write a letter from the perspective of a colonist to a friend or family member in England, explaining the experiences and hardships encountered in daily life of the Jamestown settlement
Keywords: 8th Grade, Jamestown, History, Colonies

Abraham Lincoln: Great Emancipator or Just Another Politician?

The Learner Will formulate a stance based on evidence found in sources, be able for form an opinion based on the evidence and understand the reasons why Lincoln made the choice(s) he made
Keywords: 8th Grade, Social Studies, World History

The Constitutional Convention through Biography - From Mount Vernon

This lesson outlines a role-playing activity intended to help students better understand the perspectives of individual delegates at the critical point when they were debating representation at the Constitutional Convention.
Keywords: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Government, US History, Constitutional Convention

Vocabulary of the Constitution - From Mount Vernon

This lesson supports the video A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution. After viewing the video, students use flashcards, quizzes, interactives, and worksheets to study & demonstrate their understanding of advanced vocab
Keywords: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Constitution, George Washington, Mount Vernon, US History

Key Concepts of the Constitution - From Mount Vernon

This lesson supports the video A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution. After viewing the video, students use image-based flashcards to practice and demonstrate their understanding of the key concepts of the Constitution
Keywords: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Constitution, Government, US History, Compromise, Articles 1-7

Fabulous Fun Flag Facts

This lesson will illustrate why the flag is important and how to handle the flag
Keywords: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, US Flag, American Flag, Community Classroom, Enrichment Activity

Executive Rhetoric and the American Presidency

This lesson will introduce students to four (and an optional fifth) important historical speeches and provide a method for analyzing word choice and the subtle messages in each speech.
Keywords: 11th grade, 12th grade, AP US Government and Politics, Government, American History, Presidential Powers