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The American Founding in Practice: Ideals vs. Reality
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The United States was founded on the principles of natural rights, equality, and classical republicanism, but how well did it actually live up to these ideals? In this lecture, Professor Rob McDonald of the US Military Academy at West Point describes the conflict between the ideals of the American Revolution and the unfortunate realities of the time.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Rob McDonald
Date Added:
10/31/2017
America's Founding: Why Our Founding Fathers Risked It All
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Have you ever stopped to think about the incredible risks the Founding Founders took when they rebelled against British authority? They were starting a war with the greatest military power of the time even though they did not have a mighty fighting force themselves. And they were fighting for a type of government that most people thought was impossible. In this video mini-course, Professor Sarah Burns of the Rochester Institute of Technology explains the historical and philosophical context of the American Revolution from the changing role of the British army in the colonies to Radical Whig theory.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Sarah Burns
Date Added:
07/04/2016
Barwick's Ordinary - An Introduction to Archaeology Vocabulary
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Students are introduced to archaeology vocab through the case of "Barwick's Ordinary," a historic tavern, gathering place, home, and center of business in 1700s Maryland. Students are briefly introduced to the story of the ordinary then explore a 3D "art gallery" with scans of artifacts from the site as well as maps, surveys, and drone photographs. Internet access is currently required. Paintings by John Lewis Krimmel help illustrate how things may have looked. An extension is to conduct some more detailed reading into the role of ordinaries, a ubiquituous feature of the European colonies in America. There are 3 activities to "meet" Barwick's, followed by 2 summative activities.

Subject:
Applied Science
Archaeology
Arts and Humanities
History
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
JPPM Admin
Date Added:
07/21/2022
Choosing Sides: The Road to The Revolutionary War
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In this lesson, students will be required to to complete the Patriot vs. Loyalist Choiceboard. In the Choiceboard, students have to choose 3 out 6 options to help them learn about the economic, political, and social views of the side of the Patriots and Loyalists during the American Reovlutionary War. In addition, students should view the PowerPoint and answer the questions as they come to them on notebook paper. Students will allowed to research the content; however, I have also provided them with a series of sources to use as well. 

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
tim Robinson
Date Added:
10/16/2023
Impact of a Life: Phillis Wheatley
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Students will examine the life of Phillis Wheatley. They will explore how as a woman, Phillis was able to fight for freedom during the American Revolution as enslaved, or formerly enslaved people. Students will analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about the life and journey of Phillis, as well as her impact on historical events.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Woodson Collaborative
Date Added:
02/24/2023
Ladder To Independence
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It is important for students to understand the steps leading up to the war with Great Britain. This interactive video and assignment helps students understand all that took place in our fight for independence. 

Subject:
Higher Education
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Author:
Jennifer Klein
Date Added:
05/26/2021
Patriots vs. Loyalists Assignment
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In this lesson, students will be required to to complete the Patriot vs. Loyalist Choiceboard. In the Choiceboard, students have to choose 3 out 6 options to help them learn about the economic, political, and social views of the side of the Patriots and Loyalists during the American Reovlutionary War. Students will allowed to research the content; however, I have also provided them with a series of sources to use as well. 

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Claire Smith
Date Added:
09/10/2022
Paul Revere Goes For A Ride
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This is an introductory lesson to the contributions of Paul Revere to the Patriot cause. It includes several resources for further understanding

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Date Added:
03/15/2018
Revolutionary War Timeline Checklist
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This is a checklist meant to help guide students through their own Revolutionary War research project. Utilizing this checklist, students will be able to create a meaningful teaching tool (a timeline) to help others learn about the major events leading to the Revolutionary War as well as the major battles fought in South Carolina during the war. 

Subject:
Elementary Education
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Hannah Frederick
Date Added:
09/26/2021
Step-Back
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Students will examine the life of Crispus Attucks and/or James Lafayette. They will explore how both men were able to fight for their freedom as enslaved, or formerly enslaved people. Students will analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about the life and journey of  both of these men, as well as their impact on historical events.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Woodson Collaborative
Date Added:
02/24/2023
Tea Party STEM Challenge
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Design a container that will allow your tea to float on the high seas!

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Sarah Cummings
Date Added:
12/06/2018
Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans
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This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government and cross-curricular connections.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider Set:
Teaching With Documents
Date Added:
08/26/1999
To Go to War?
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Students will be able to infer arguments both for and against the Colonies going to war and not going to war with Great Britain based on a short video clip from the movie "The Patriot."

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
07/14/2017