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Fife and Drum

Introducing who the Fifers and Drummers were during the Revolutionary War and their roles in the Continental Army under General George Washington.
Keywords: 5th grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Music, George Washington, Community Classroom, American Revolution

George Walton, Georgia's Founding Father

George Walton was one of the youngest men to sign the Declaration of Independence. He rose from a backwoods carpenter’s apprentice in Virginia to one of the most successful lawyers in Savannah before the Revolutionary War.
Keywords: Declaration of Independence, Community Classroom, 4th Grade, 5th grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, American History

Identifying Tree Leaves

Learn how to match leaves with trees. Identify the difference between compound and simple leaves. Identify fruit trees and trees with needles.
Keywords: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Community Classroom, Trees, Colonies, Vacation Project

Challenges of Establishing Jamestown

Students will research the challenges colonists faced in establishing the Jamestown Colony, the first English settlement in America and present findings with a model of the fort.
Keywords: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Jamestown, colonization, Colonies

Three Perfections

From the Tang period through the Ming, scholars valued the "three perfections: poetry, calligraphy, and painting." Students will create their own Three Perfections work of art.
Keywords: 7th Grade, World History, China, Poetry, Art, Painting

Our Flag, Symbol of our Nation

Students will recognize the Flag of the United States of America
Keywords: American Flag, Kindergarten, colors, symbols, coloring book, good citizenship

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

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

Inspiring Change: Women’s Education in 19th Century America

This guide aims to explore female education and its improvements which lead to the Women’s Rights Movement in the 19th century. This introductory document provides instructions on how to use this guide, Common Core Standards, and overview of the topic.
Keywords: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, DAR Museum Lesson Plan, Women's Rights Movement, Education, Women's History

Lesson 1: How do society’s expectations influence education?

This lesson looks at the early curricula of female education and explores what the societal expectations of women were at the time.
Keywords: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, DAR Museum Lesson Plan, Women's Rights Movement, Education, Women's History

Lesson 2: How do we determine the value of education?

This lesson considers why education is a valuable asset for empowering individuals and looks at an example of early advocacy for improved women’s education.
Keywords: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, DAR Museum Lesson Plan, Women's Rights Movement, Education, Women's History

Lesson 3: What makes attitudes towards education change over time?

This lesson shows examples of progressive female education in the 19th century and explores some of the obstacles women faced in obtaining their rights.
Keywords: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, DAR Museum Lesson Plan, Women's Rights Movement, Education, Women's History

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

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

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