ERIC Number: ED479772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-16
Reference Count: N/A
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins. [Lesson Plan].
In this lesson, students will explore daily life in the 13 original British colonies and its influences in the late 1700s for two families in different colonies--Delaware and Massachusetts. The lesson asks students to become historical detectives and learn to gather information from artifacts and make inferences about the lives and time they represent--they will then use what they have learned to write historical fiction in the form of letters between fictitious cousins in Massachusetts and Delaware. The lesson: provides an introduction; cites grade level, time required, subject areas, and skills developed; poses guiding questions; gives learning objectives; offers suggestions on preparing to teach this lesson; outlines suggested activities (1. Defining the British Colonies; 2. Investigating Life in Early America; 3. Dear Cousin); suggests ways to extend the lesson; lists selected Web sites; and addresses standards alignment. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Colonial History (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Family Life, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Primary Sources, Skill Development, Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research, Writing Assignments
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson_index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Massachusetts