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Colonial Court: A Building Block of American Democracy Virtual Museum

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Description: When America was colonized by England, the king needed to figure out how to rule the colonies without being there himself. He needed the people in America to follow English law but didn't want to spend the money to send a full-blown set of government services from England. He needed the colonial people to do much of the work. In societies that are based on rule of law, most people most of the time have to voluntarily respect and obey the law. If government is small, as in Virginia, people must also share in the law's enforcement. The manner in which the law was enforced by the courts in colonial Virginia was an important step in the beginning democracy in America. Standards 5.4.5 and 5.4.7

Author: Margaret Hill, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Lesson ID: 237

Market to Market: Colonial Economy from 1600-1750 - A Virtual Museum

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Description: If you were among the first colonists to settle in the new land and you needed a pair of shoes, a hat, or a bed, you probably traded with your neighbor. During those early years, if you needed something, you traded your skills for the skills or products of another. In this Virtual Museum, learn about how people earned a living, what they traded with England, and how stores began. Recreate a Colonial Town Square where you are the trades person. Standard 5.4.5

Author: Carol McCormac, Jurupa Hills Elementary

Lesson ID: 702

Plymouth Plantation

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Description: After taking a virtual tour of Plimoth Plantation, you will assume the character of a child who traveled to the New World aboard the Mayflower. The child you are portraying was an actual historical person who came from England to the New World in 1620. As many Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower did, you will send letters to your friends and family back in England. In your letters, you will explain what Plimoth is like and you will advise your family back in England as to what they should bring with them when they make their journey to America. Standards 2.5 and 5.4.1

Author: Linda M. Ricchiuti - CTAP Curriculum Specialist, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Office

Lesson ID: 829

Royal Charter from the King - A Problem-Based Activity

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Description: Know ye that His Royal Highness, the King of England, has hereby offered his approval to a venture establishing a colony across the seas on the shores of North America. This privilege has been extended to thy group contingent upon thou providing plans for such a colony. Such plans will, to the best available knowledge, insure the success of the colony and the health and welfare of the King's subjects. Standards 5.2.2 and 5.4.2

Author: Stuart Kornbluth, Instructional Technology Development Consortium

Lesson ID: 918

1607 Journey to Jamestown

Description: The Virginia Company has advertised for Adventurers to the New World. You are among the 105 men and boys who have signed on to establish an English colony in Virginia. Some of your fellow travelers are workers, but many are Gentlemen looking for adventure and gold. A sealed box contains the names of your leaders and your instructions. It must not be opened until you reach the Virginia. You must pay close heed to the advice contained therein. If you do not, your very lives will be at risk. Until that time Captain Christopher Newport is in command. To be well-prepared for your adventure you must learn more about your ships and the necessary provisions. Then you will prepare to sail. Standards 5.3.2, 5.4.1 and 5.4.2

Author: Kimberly Hamilton, Chula Vista Elementary District

Lesson ID: 1429

American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins

Description: Life in the thirteen original British colonies was very different than it is today. In this lesson, explore daily life and its influences in the late 1700s for two families in different colonies--Delaware and Massachusetts. Become an historical detective to gather information from artifacts and make inferences about the lives and times they represent. Use what you have learned to write historical fiction in the form of friendly letters between fictitious cousins in Massachusetts and Delaware. Standard 5.4.1 and 5.4.5

Author: EDSitement

Lesson ID: 51

Arrival at Jamestown: The Need for Leadership;jsessionid=F2C6082B42C94780254C435A0F8C0F97.N1

Description: Students explore the economic factors that influenced emigration to Jamestown in 1607. Using primary sources and other materials, students examine the choices and challenges facing those first settlers and how those challenges created a need for order and leadership within the colony. Students then make a modern connection by examining the characteristics of a leader and apply those ideas in modern America by examining the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other citizens who have enacted change in American society. Standard 5.4.2

Author: University of Virginia Center for Politics

Lesson ID: 1541

At Home on the French Frontier

Description: Compare life in America's French and English colonies through this series of simple activities based on primary source material. Learn many economics and geography concepts in the process. Standard 5.4.5

Author: Illinois State Museum

Lesson ID: 105

Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Slavery During the Colonial Period

Description: Slavery was institutionalized in the colony of Virginia between 1640 and 1662 primarily through laws enacted by the Virginia Assembly and approved by the Royal Governor and the British monarch. Beyond this basic framework, little is included in history books about slavery during this formative period. Historians tend, instead, to concentrate on the period of the anti-slavery movement, focusing on the activities of the abolitionists. It is, however, reasonable to conclude that the extremely harsh slave codes enacted in southern colonies and, later, in other states must have been developed in response to events that occurred in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Standards 5.4.6, 8.1.1 and 8.7.2

Author: Willimasburg Foundation

Lesson ID: 111

Californio to American: A Study in Cultural Change

Description: This "Teaching with Historic Places" activity uses the Los Alamitos Ranch in Long Beach to trace history in southern California from Spanish land grant times, through the Mexican period to modern day. Examine primary sources including land grant maps, drawings of the buildings, aerial photos of the region today, and pictures of the interior of the house as furnished by the most recent occupants. Imagine what life at Los Alamitos would have been like during different eras. Standards 4.2.5, 4.2.8, 5.4.6 and 8.8.5

Author: Peter Cheoros, Lynwood High School

Lesson ID: 182

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