ERIC Number: ED291672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
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Colonial America: A Course of Study.
Bennett, Sondra; Stephens, Mark
This illustrated unit of study can be incorporated into regular social studies courses in elementary classrooms. The unit focuses on life in the 13 original colonies from the settlement period to the Revolutionary War. Activities are provided to help students learn the names and locations of the colonies. A highlight of the unit is a study of the French-Indian War. The Boston Massacre, the passage of the Townshend Acts, and other events leading to the Revolutionary War are explained. The meeting of the Continental Congress and the signing of the Declaration of Independence are discussed. Activities designed to engage students in the learning process include research and learning to make journal entries. The culminating activity includes formulating plans for a new nation. The unit concludes with enrichment activities, word puzzles, and discussion questions. (SM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Colonial History (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Sondra Bennett or Mark W. Stephens, Germantown Academy, Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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