Colonial Era Bundle: guided lessons and guided notes to help you and students

Colonial Era Bundle: guided lessons and guided notes to help you and students
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5 MB|70 Slides 10 pages of guided notes and 1 activity
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Colonial Era bundle is an entire unit about life leading up to the Revolutionary war. It includes 5 power point lessons and 1 engaging activity.

22 slide Power Point lesson that will help your students understand what life was like during the colonial period. This lesson discusses the early settlements and Native Americans. I have also included 2 pages of guided notes. This lesson contains the following:

Earliest Americans (first known inhabitants)
Lifestyle of the Native Americans
European Exploration
Early French Settlements
13 colonies
Subsistence Farming
Proprietary Colony
Indentured Servants
Triangular Trade
Rise of Social Classes
Colonial Women
Enslaved Africans
Slave Codes
Navigation Acts of 1660
Glorious Revolution and its impact on the Colonies
Age of Enlightenment
John Locke
Great Awakening

American Revolution
This 9 slide Power Point and 2 pages of guided notes covers the major events leading up to the American Revolution. This lesson includes:

Proclamation Act
Stamp Act
Sugar Act
Townsend Acts
Boston Tea Party
Boston Massacre
Common Sense and the decision to declare independence)

I have also included a template for a timeline activity. Students can choose key dates from the American Revolution to create a timeline.

Constitution and New Republic
This 21 slide powerpoint and 2 pages of guided notes discusses the decisions the founding fathers made about how to begin a new country. This lesson includes:

Creating a Republic
Setting up the Central Government
New Constitution
Popular Sovereignty
Separation of powers
Federalists v Anti-Federalists
Bill of Rights
Enumerated Powers
Implied Powers
Political Parties Arise
Alien and Sedition Acts
Marbury v Madison
Judicial Review
Louisiana Purchase
James Madison become president
Short summary of the war of 1812

Uniting for Independence
This is an 8 Slide Power Point lesson that sums up why the American colonies decided to fight for independence. It talks about what the British did to upset them and why they felt they had the right to declare independence. This lesson also includes 2 pages of guided notes to help students follow along. The Slides include:

The way Colonists felt about themselves v how Britain felt about them
French and Indian war changed things, Britain needed to pay off debt so they began to tax the colonists.
Stamp Act
Intolerable Act
First Continental Congress
Second Continental Congress
Common Sense is published

The colonial Period
The Colonial Period is a Power Point presentation (10 Slides) about life in the colonies before the revolution. The presentation talks about the different documents throughout history that influenced the United States. (English Bill of Rights, John Locke's writings, Mayflower compact...)

Included in the lesson are notes that accompany the Power Point. There are questions that follow along with the slides and at the end there is a small time line to help the students visualized the order of all of the documents.

Exploration Activity
This is a fun activity that will help students learn the difficulties the explores had when they tried to settle in the New World

This activity includes:
primary documents
List of supplies
Instructions for activity


Other lesson about the Colonial Era

Early Colonial Life.

The American Revolution.

A New Nation.

Uniting for Independence.

Colonial Period.

Exploration Activity.

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Total Pages
70 Slides 10 pages of guided notes and 1 activity
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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