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Famous Virginians at the Colonial Fair

Description: Choose a famous Virginian from the early revolutionary period. Working in pairs, one of you will play the part of the famous Virginian and the other will play the part of a TV reporter. You will use the resources listed here to find information about the famous Virginian and write a list of questions and answers to be used in an interview to be conducted during the Colonial Fair. Others will have the task of introducing a famous Virginian to the people attending the Colonial Fair. You will work in pairs and use the resources listed here to find information about the famous Virginian you choose and create a brochure with information about the person and a poster announcing the event. Standards 5.5.4 and 8.2.4, and 8.4.2

Author: Carolyn Thalman, Fairfax County Public Schools

Lesson ID: 396

George Washington's Portrait for Kids

Description: You will become an expert on the tools that portrait artists use to convey a perspective about the subject of their portrait. Using Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington you will follow the clues and help solve a mystery for the National Portrait Gallery. Using your noggin and a special spyglass tool, you?ll uncover hidden layers of the painting and learn fascinating facts about the portrait along the way. Let the sleuthing begin! To have the most fun with this activity, you?ll need the Macromedia Flash Player installed on your computer, but a slightly less snappy version is also available. Standards 2.5 and 5.5.4 Research Evidence and Point of View: Students Assess the Credibility of primary and secondary sources.

Author: National Portrait Gallery

Lesson ID: 1332

Learning About Research and Writing Using the American Revolution

Description: Students begin the lesson by activating background knowledge about the American Revolution. They then conduct research on a historical figure using a variety of resources. When research is complete, students write an acrostic poem informing their classmates about the historical figure's importance to the American Revolution. Internet research can add depth to content area study; so can using the information found to write in various genres. This lesson combines historical research and acrostic poetry. Standard 5.5.4

Author: Renee L. Glover Beaufort, South Carolina, Read Write Think

Lesson ID: 1514

Liberty News

Description: Download this software to create your own colonial newspaper in Benjamin Franklin's shop by selecting Liberty News from the navigation bar. There are three easy layouts and an opportunity to edit the stories to make them your own. The final product looks like a real newspaper. Standards 1.3.3, 3.4.3, 3.4.6, and 5.5.4

Author: Liberty kids, Corporation for Public Broadsasting

Lesson ID: 658

Looking at a National Treasure: George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

Description: Explain the definition of a portrait, and then study a web reproduction of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington. Identify the visual clues that the artist included in the portrait about the nature of Washington and his presidency. Compare this reproduction portrait to other images of Washington (such as found on the dollar bill) and discuss the importance of portraits as visual records and historical documents. Standards 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 8.3.0

Author: National Portrait Gallery

Lesson ID: 676

Loyalists and Loyalism in the American Revolution

Description: The political complexion of the American colonies between 1775 and 1783 was equally divided among patriots, loyalists, and those diffident or disaffected. It is essential to unlocking the puzzle of revolutionary America to understand loyalism. Between 60,000 and 80,000 Americans chose to go into exile after 1783. Among these were many of the ablest and wealthiest men in colonial life, but the group also included ordinary men and women, as well as a thousand black loyalists who eventually settled in Sierra Leone. Compare the arguments used by the Patriots and the Loyalists about separation from Britain. Also compare the popular cultures of the two groups, their conflicting accounts of events. and the races and religions they represented. Standards 5.5.1 and 5.6.1

Author: History Teaching Institute, Ohio State University

Lesson ID: 1464

Not Only Paul Revere: Other Riders of the American Revolution

Description: Paul Revere's ride is the most famous event of its kind in American history. But other Americans made similar rides during the American Revolution. Who were these men and women? Why were their rides important? Do they deserve to be better known? Develop a broader understanding of the Revolutionary War as you learn about some less well known but no less colorful rides that occurred in other locations. Immortalize these "other riders" in verse as Longfellow did for Paul Revere. Standards 5.5.4 and 5.6.1

Author: EdSITEment, National Endowment for Humanities

Lesson ID: 761

Of Human Bondage: George Washington and the Issue of Slavery

Description: Read and interpret four documents George Washington wrote regarding his slaves and the issue of slavery. Analyze the reasons why Washington was conflicted over the issue of slavery. Discuss the evolution of Washington's attitude toward slavery and explain the significance of Washington's eventual freeing of his slaves. Standards 5.5.4, 8.1.2 and 8.2.3

Author: National Portrait Gallery

Lesson ID: 767

Rebelling for Freedom

Description: The year is 1773. You are all citizens of Boston, Massachusetts. Tensions are running high as colonists are notified that England has decided to implement yet another tax on them. This latest tax is the final straw! Many colonists are considering staging a rebellion. Your task is to help the colonists decide the best method of peaceful rebellion to make the British understand that enough is enough! Standards 5.5.1 and 5.5.4

Author: Jennifer Armusewicz, Emily Breiner, Kate Dougan, and Kate Wheeler, University of Richmond

Lesson ID: 881

Social Rank in Colonial Society

Description: Using primary sources such as "Advice from Benjamin Franklin," determine the social ranking of various colonial occupations and what these rankings would mean for education, wealth, religion, and level of respect within society. Standards 5.4.0 and 5.5.4 and 8.1.2

Author: Council for Citizenship Education, Crossroards Curriculum

Lesson ID: 964

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