Students will read excerpts from the Proclamation and from a letter George Washington wrote and will analyze why Britain imposed this restriction and how a prominent leader like Washington (thus, many colonists) felt about it.
Primary source analysis of the Wilmington Race Riots of 1898. Everything you need is on this worksheet (though this activity would pair well with a secondary source overview of the riots). Students annotate while they read the primary source (vocab
Students will read a primary source written for black voters in the South during Reconstruction in order to understand the restrictive voter suppression laws like poll taxes and literacy tests.
After annotating the reading (an annotation guide is
Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, U.S. History
These lessons technically can stand alone but have been designed to be used together. Students will start by analyzing the primary source excerpts from the Alien and Sedition Acts. They will then learn more about Matthew Lyons and investigate his
Students read an excerpt from an affidavit of a Native American man who was present during the conversations between U.S. General Palmer and Native American tribal leaders in Oregon. The excerpt is broken into two pieces with comprehension questions