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This activity gives students a chance to more fully explore and understand how the different parts of English colonial government functioned by giving them a chance to solve problems experienced by an actual English colony. Students will take on several different roles, and by acting out of their as
This unit of work covers the Black death of Europe in 1348-1349. It consists of a 17 page student workbook, where students cover the entire topic as they work through the workbook. The workbook covers: • The background to the Black death of 1348 • The Spread of the Black Death to England • The caus
This mock trial about the America Revolutionary War, offers an alternative to war. What if the Patriots from the 13 Colonies were allowed to take their grievances to court instead of war? Could they prove to a jury that their cause was just? Or was it just a case of rich colonists wanting to be rich
A play re-enacting the events leading up to the Pilgrim's decision to leave Holland and go to the New World. Reasons are given for leaving. Events aboard ship are also re-enacted, as well as the first few months in Plymouth. This play takes about 15 - 20 minutes to complete including some time to d
The year is 1775. The Battle of Concord and Lexington are just a week away and already towns across the colonies are wrestling with and important choice; independence or loyalty? This simulation allows students to recreate a town hall meeting from the period right before the War of Independence brok
An exciting simulation which allows students to immerse themselves in the role of a noble family during the time of the Lancaster and York wars. Students will work together in teams to make decisions, change sides, and support or overthrow the ruling family of England. The simulation takes the cla
If you teach about the Road to Revolution in your class, this is a great way to get your students involved and engaged when you reach the Tea Act of 1773 and the Boston Tea Party 1773. Having students reenact history is an excellent way for them to "experience" what events were like. This is a grea
As a classroom teacher I love to get my students up and active in class. Here is another chance to do just that. This time it is about the hated Stamp Act. I've also included some follow up questions that I discuss with my students or have them journal once we finish the play. Here is what's covere
This is a play that will involve all of your students if you choose. It is interactive! If they don't have a speaking part, well, that's okay because they can be a "ship" in the Armada or English Navy in an optional part included.It can be a little challenging to find tools to help teach about the i
To create a more immersive experience I created this fun simulation to guide students through the different parts of a fief and manor. Anyone can show a canned image of a diagrammed manor. But in this simulation students become a medieval lord or lady and design their own following a realistic story
This is a whole class activity designed to show how the Medieval Feudal Structure worked. Students each are assigned a position of peasant, knight, lord or king. They receive lollies (or another item) based on their position and have to give some up to those above them in the structure. At the end
I love getting my students involved in their learning. I created this play to help teach life in the New England colonies. This is a great enhancement to any lesson about the New England colonies. Included in the play are references to: -subsistence farming -soil conditions in New England (rocky
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Students will step back in time and become an immigrant from England to one of the 13 colonies. They will receive a biography, supply list, documentation handout and a fate card. This resource should be used as a supplemental activity to go along with your unit on American colonization. Fun for the
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Turn your classroom into an interactive museum with this station activity! Students explore different aspects of World War One through 7 QR stations located around the classroom. This activity has worked exceptionally well and resulted in a high level of student engagement. Most importantly, it
Why lecture when students can experience the real thing? This exciting simulation puts students in the roles of Pilgrims, Puritans, Quakers, and more. By debating real concerns of the time, students experience the frustrations of the people leading to English colonization of the New World! National
Should the U.S. go to war with Britain? That is the focus question of this two-day simulation and problem-solving activity. Students are broken up into seven different groups-each representing a different interest group from the time period (such as sailors, slave owners and merchants). Each st
Many Americans assume that the American Revolution was fought between the united forces of the freedom-loving colonies against invading hordes of foreign soldiers from Europe. But in truth, the war itself was much more complex. Americans fought for both king and country during the war, siding with t
This play introduces middle and high school students to the characters of Henry VIII, his wives, Mary I, Elizabeth I, Cardinal Wolsey, and others in a comedic, irreverent, yet age appropriate way. It hilariously introduces some of the family dynamics, church politics, and other aspects of Henry's re
This resource is something I created to summarize the French and Indian War in my classroom, after my 5th graders spent a day reading and taking notes on it. They loved being able to interact with the material, so I thought I'd share it with the TPT community, in case you are in need of an engaging
This reading activity/simulation can be done numerous ways. The main item that the students read is the Ultimatum that Austria-Hungary sent Serbia in July (July Crisis) prior to the outbreak of World War I. You can have your students read just the 10 points and answer the 4 questions, or have them
Imagine you are a British person living in London in 1940. Just as you have walked in the door from work for the day, air raid sirens start going off. German bombers are on their way. You get your family and head to to the nearest underground community shelter just as the first bombs start dropping.
This role play or simulation has 29 role cards and a lesson plan that allows students to adopt a historical perspective on the experience of Irish immigrants to Canada East and West in the first half of the 19th century. Students have a real or fictional character to play, must go around the class
An activity using the furniture and other resources in class to give students an experience of Trench Warfare and recognise the limitations of this type of warfare used throughout WWI and WWII. Activity involves crawling, running and climbing over furniture. Please be thoughtful about safety when co
The decision to support the British Crown or the American rebels in the Revolution was not an easy one with clear bad guys and good guys. This exercise introduces students to eight fictional colonists with different identities and factors which cause them to lean in one way or another. Students will

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