Classroom-Tested Lesson Plans
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Podcast Lesson Plans
- Past & Present:
Using Podcasts in the Classroom (166 KB)
This lesson plan uses colonial trades as an example, but the lesson format can be used for podcasts on any subject matter.
- Creating a Podcast Episode (338 KB)
Students create their own podcast using a step-by-step worksheet.
Choosing Revolution Lesson Plans
- Colonial Reaction to the Stamp Act
Students analyze primary sources to determine colonial opinions of Great Britain's attempts to tax the colonists in the 1760s.
- Eighteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Forms of Resistance
Students discuss the various types of resistance used in colonial times and compare them with forms of resistance from the twentieth century.
- A Family Disrupted: The Randolph Family and the Coming American Revolution
Some members of the prominent Williamsburg Randolph family were patriots, but others were loyalists. Students examine biographical information to determine these differing views and how they affected the Randolph family.
- Dress the Part
Explore how members of the different social strata dressed in the 18th century in this web interactive. (Available in English and Spanish versions.)
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