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There are 11 web lessons. Displaying lessons 1 through 11.
Was the Stamp Act Fair?

Students will examine and evaluate different perspectives concerning events leading to the American Revolution, in this case the Stamp Act.... [more]


How Africans Became Slaves (instead of indentured servants) for the Colonists

Students will examine and evaluate the different perspectives that led to Africans becoming slaves (instead of indentured servants) for the... [more]


Slavery in Virginia
Students will use primary sources to analyze the effects plantation life and slavery had on Colonial... [more]

Jamestown Scavenger Hunt
The student... [more]

The Story of the American Indians

This lesson introduces the concept that Indians adapted to the areas of the American continents in which they were located. The students will study and compare the different American Indians tribes, their rituals, daily lives, and their impact on the Europeans who came later to the... [more]


Causes of the American Revolution

How did England impose its political and economic control over the... [more]


Understanding primary sources

Students will learn to draw conclusions from primary sources and to share information and interpretations with a small... [more]


A Comparison of Indentured Servants and Slaves

Students will examine and compare the lives of slaves and indentured servants using primary sources and the historical fiction books, Molly Bannaky and Barefoot.



Students will analyze and compare advertisements for runaway slaves. The students will learn that slaves... [more]


Learning about Native Americans through Artifact Analysis and Artwork


Students will learn how a Native American's environment (including the geographic region where they lived) influenced their food, clothing, shelter, and the overall culture of a... [more]


The First North Americans

Students will understand the different North American Indian groups, by region, and the type and impact of their interaction with... [more]


Origins of American Government



  • Provide students with the opportunity to analyze and interpret primary source documents.

  • Select and defend positions in writing, discussion and debate.

  • Enhance student understanding of the political philosophies that shaped the development of the Virginia and U.S.... [more]