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The Midnight Ride - Paul Revere Memorial Association

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Wow - this website is very engaging! Paul Revere's Ride is one of the American Revolution's most famous events. Here's a description, with a link to a famous poem. Be ...more
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Wow - this website is very engaging! Paul Revere's Ride is one of the American Revolution's most famous events. Here's a description, with a link to a famous poem. Be sure to check out the interactive "ride."

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People of Williamsburg - The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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At this website "Meet the People," there are descriptions of several of the leading families of Williamsburg. There is also information about a few founding fathers. This link ...more
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At this website "Meet the People," there are descriptions of several of the leading families of Williamsburg. There is also information about a few founding fathers. This link gives the reader a sense of what life was like in colonial Williamsburg. This site requires Flash. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

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Williamsburg For Teachers - The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Williamsburg for Teachers offers a lot of possibilities. The "experience colonial life" selection takes you to descriptions of different trades and occupations, with pictures showing...more
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Williamsburg for Teachers offers a lot of possibilities. The "experience colonial life" selection takes you to descriptions of different trades and occupations, with pictures showing how they were conducted. This site requires Flash. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.. There are lesson plans, tours, video clips and more.

tag(s): colonial america (107), williamsburg (12)

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A Lesson on the Pilgrims - Cape Cod National Seashore

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A Lesson on the Pilgrims - ready to print - is also available from the National Seashore Park. To use this, you'll need the Adobe Acrobat reader. Get it from ...more
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A Lesson on the Pilgrims - ready to print - is also available from the National Seashore Park. To use this, you'll need the Adobe Acrobat reader. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): colonial america (107), pilgrims (17)

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The History of the Pilgrims - Cape Cod National Seashore

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The History of the Pilgrims is part of the information available at the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. This page presents a detailed explanation of Pilgrim beliefs and how this ...more
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The History of the Pilgrims is part of the information available at the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. This page presents a detailed explanation of Pilgrim beliefs and how this group of religious dissidents ended up founding a settlement in the New World.

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A Teacher's Heritage Education Handbook - National Park Service

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Fort Raleigh Teacher's Handbook is the teacher's guide that goes with Roanoke Revisited . If provides additional historical...more
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Fort Raleigh Teacher's Handbook is the teacher's guide that goes with Roanoke Revisited . If provides additional historical detail, along with suggestions for using the materials in the classroom.

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Search for the Lost Colony - National Park Service

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The Search for the Lost Colony is Roanoke's great mystery. This page from Roanoke Revisited may give young detectives some clues. ...more
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The Search for the Lost Colony is Roanoke's great mystery. This page from Roanoke Revisited may give young detectives some clues.

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Roanoke Revisited - Heritage Education Program - National Park Service

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Roanoke Revisited is part of a school curriculum developed around the history of Roanoke and English exploration of the area. It's a great story, told in enough detail to keep ...more
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Roanoke Revisited is part of a school curriculum developed around the history of Roanoke and English exploration of the area. It's a great story, told in enough detail to keep middle school students interested.

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The Roanoke Voyages - A Mystery Story for Young People - National Park Service

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The Roanoke Voyages describes how Raleigh and his advisors conducted their initial explorations, then sought Queen Elizabeth's help in launching their voyages. ...more
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The Roanoke Voyages describes how Raleigh and his advisors conducted their initial explorations, then sought Queen Elizabeth's help in launching their voyages.

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Fort Raleigh National Historical Site - The National Park Service

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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is a 500-acre park which recounts the experiences of the settlers at Roanoke. This website provides a wealth of information for use in the ...more
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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is a 500-acre park which recounts the experiences of the settlers at Roanoke. This website provides a wealth of information for use in the classroom including a children's page that includes information about a junior ranger program, the story of the Civil War for kids, plus a unique mystery story.

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Fort Matanzas National Monument Map

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This PDF file provides a map of the Fort Matanzas National Monument. You need Acrobat Reader to open it. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.. ...more
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This PDF file provides a map of the Fort Matanzas National Monument. You need Acrobat Reader to open it. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

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Fort Caroline Map - TeachersFirst

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This pdf file provides a very detailed map of Fort Caroline in the St. Augustine area. You will need Acrobar Reader to open this file. Get it from the ...more
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This pdf file provides a very detailed map of Fort Caroline in the St. Augustine area. You will need Acrobar Reader to open this file. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

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Get an interactive whiteboard and share this map with your students. Use the map to help your students understand Colonial America and how to read a map. Share this and other sections of the TeachersFirst Colonial America tour as part of your study of the colonies so students can see what these historic locations look like today.
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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - National Park Service Department of the Interior

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Castillo de San Marcos was built to defend the St. Augustine colony. There is a lot to see at this location, along with explanations of how the forts protected settlers. ...more
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Castillo de San Marcos was built to defend the St. Augustine colony. There is a lot to see at this location, along with explanations of how the forts protected settlers.

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Fort Matanzas

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Visit Fort Matanzas, one of the St. Augustine area's original Spanish fortifications. This fort was built to defend against English attacks from the south. ...more
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Visit Fort Matanzas, one of the St. Augustine area's original Spanish fortifications. This fort was built to defend against English attacks from the south.

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Colonial Williamsburg: A Day in the Life - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Based upon the television series by this name (A Day in the Life), 10 lesson plans explain vividly about life in colonial times. ...more
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Based upon the television series by this name (A Day in the Life), 10 lesson plans explain vividly about life in colonial times.

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You will want to print the colorful photos in the lesson plans or share them on a projector to accompany your lessons. Make sure you click on the bottom of the page for additional online activities. Follow the links to the lessons. You must have Acrobat to open these lessons. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.. Warning: Some of the files are quite large, but the colorful pictures and fabulous plans make the wait worth it.
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Colonial Williamsburg Lesson Plans - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Sixteen interdisciplinary lesson plans capture the essence of Colonial Williamsburg. The background research for the plans are hotlinked into each lesson. ...more
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Sixteen interdisciplinary lesson plans capture the essence of Colonial Williamsburg. The background research for the plans are hotlinked into each lesson.

tag(s): christmas (64), colonial america (107), holidays (147), williamsburg (12)

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These lessons make it easy to plan an entire unit on life in Williamsburg, from mathematics to a colonial Christmas. While you are at this page, sign up for the free e-newsletter to keep up to date on offerings to teachers from Williamsburg. Make sure you visit the Kids Zone games and information for additional research to enhance your lessons.

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Art Presentations - Jefferson County Schools

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This website provides ready-to-go PowerPoint presentations. There are well over twenty presentations on topics related to the visual arts and performing arts. Some of the specific...more
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This website provides ready-to-go PowerPoint presentations. There are well over twenty presentations on topics related to the visual arts and performing arts. Some of the specific topics include music careers, music and culture, rock-n-roll USA, art, impressionism, ceramics, art history and many others. Most of the PowerPoints are extremely well done, featuring graphics, sound, and a wide selection of information. You may need to have PowerPoint software on your computer to view these files, depending on how the site creators saved them.

tag(s): air (163), ceramics (5), impressionism (5), van gogh (8)

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Try these ready-to-go PowerPoint presentations on an interactive whiteboard or projector in your classroom. Some may also be well-suited for individual students to run on a single classroom computer for individua; exploration. There are games, resources and a lot of information.

The site includes a disclaimer asking to be notified if users find any unauthorized, copyrighted material. TeachersFirst recommends that you NOT download copies but instead use them online, just in case.

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Independence Day - TeacherVision

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Although this site does have annoying advertising, there is also a lot of good stuff for use in the classroom. This site offers numerous printables, online interactive quizzes, Social...more
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Although this site does have annoying advertising, there is also a lot of good stuff for use in the classroom. This site offers numerous printables, online interactive quizzes, Social Studies, Language Arts, Arts and Crafts, and Reference activities. Some of the activities are for "members only", but most of the fun is open to everyone! This site requires Adobe Acrobat. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

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Get an interactive whiteboard and test your students' knowledge of Independence Day with the online quizzes.
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Vincent Voice Library - Michigan State University

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This amazing library, part of Michigan State's library system, offers information about speeches, recordings, and news broadcasts featuring over 100,000 famous and not so famous personages....more
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This amazing library, part of Michigan State's library system, offers information about speeches, recordings, and news broadcasts featuring over 100,000 famous and not so famous personages. Not all items are digitized, but many are available in MP3 format. Those that can be played on your computer will have the word "Listen" as a link to play the file. The serach tools are a bit cumbersome, but there are terrific primary sources here.

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tag(s): authors (120), news (261), poetry (228), speech (92), speeches (17)

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Play a recording of a famous speech or video relevant to today's lesson as students enter the room (turn up your speakers!). Or have your students create multimedia presentations using these sounds in the background, such as portraits orf a decade, an author study, or a moment in history.

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Celebrate Mother's Day in a New Way - Education World

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This website provides five lesson plans (ranging in grade levels K-12). A brief history of the holiday is provided, followed by five unique lesson plans. How about incorporating math...more
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This website provides five lesson plans (ranging in grade levels K-12). A brief history of the holiday is provided, followed by five unique lesson plans. How about incorporating math with your Mother's Day lessons (see "Motherhood Math: Mothers in the Workforce"). Lesson plans are aligned with national standards and include language arts, math, technology, visual arts, social studies, and more. These lessons are ready to go and easy to use.

tag(s): mothers day (13), sociology (22), statistics (122)

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If you are looking for some new ideas to use in your classroom, check out these lessons. They are ready to go, highly creative topics, and most importantly - FREE.

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