US History Until 1789: Lesson Plans & Resources

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This convenient U.S. history course helps teachers plan history lessons up until the year 1789. You can access these lessons at any time to plan your history curriculum and teach your students about important events and figures in U.S. history.
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9 chapters in US History Until 1789: Lesson Plans & Resources

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Lesson 1 - Jamestown Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - John Smith Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Lost Colony of Roanoke Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Jamestown Colony Games
Lesson 5 - Jamestown Activity Ideas
Lesson 6 - Mayflower Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Pilgrims Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims Acitivities
Lesson 9 - Plymouth Rock Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - William Bradford Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - The Indian Wars Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - King Philip's War Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Spanish Colonies in America Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Puritanism Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - Puritans Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 16 - Puritans History & Facts: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Thanksgiving Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 18 - 13 Colonies Map Games & Activities
Lesson 19 - California Missions Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 20 - Jamestown Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 21 - New France Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - New France: Definition, Location & Flag  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Florida Cracker Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Florida Cracker: Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Life in Early America Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Colonial Government Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Colonialism Activities for High School World History
Lesson 28 - Mayflower Compact Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Should We Celebrate Columbus Day? Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Jamestown Fort Project Ideas
Lesson 31 - Christopher Columbus Project Ideas
Lesson 32 - Oregon Trail Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - The 13 Colonies: Life, Economy & External Influences  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - 13 Colonies Games & Activities
Lesson 4 - Salem Witch Trials Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Salem Witch Trials of 1692: Facts, History & Causes  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The French and Indian War: Causes, Effects & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - French & Indian War Activities & Games
Lesson 8 - Olaudah Equiano Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Olaudah Equiano: Biography, Facts & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - 13 Colonies Project Ideas
Lesson 11 - Colonial Art Projects
Lesson 12 - Colonial Games for Kids
Lesson 13 - Anne Hutchinson Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Anne Hutchinson: Facts, Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The Great Awakening Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - The First Great Awakening: Religious Revival and American Independence  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The First Great Awakening Activities
Lesson 18 - Jonathan Edwards Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening: Sermons & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - William Penn Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - William Penn: History, Facts & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Puritans Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Puritans in America: Beliefs, Religion & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - James Oglethorpe Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - James Oglethorpe: Facts & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Roger Williams Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Who Was Roger Williams? - History & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Proclamation of 1763 Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - What is the Proclamation of 1763? - Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Quakers Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - What are Quakers? - Definition, Beliefs & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Life in Colonial America Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Colonial Life: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Indentured Servants Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Indentured Servants in Colonial America: Definition & Role in History  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - House of Burgesses Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Virginia House Of Burgesses: Definition & Importance  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Religion in U.S. Colonies Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - Theocracy in the American Colonies: Definition, History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Liberty Bell Lesson Plan
Lesson 41 - Colonial Occupations Lesson Plan
Lesson 42 - Colonial Trades & Occupations  Take Quiz
Lesson 43 - The French and Indian War Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 44 - 13 Colonies Lesson Plan
Lesson 45 - French and Indian War Lesson Plan
Lesson 46 - The Middle Colonies Lesson Plan
Lesson 47 - The Southern Colonies Lesson Plan
Lesson 48 - New England Colonies Project Ideas
Lesson 49 - 13 Colonies Unit Plan
Lesson 50 - Middle Colonies Economic Industry Activities
Lesson 51 - New England Colonies Economic Industry Activities
Lesson 52 - Salem Witch Trials Discussion Questions
Lesson 53 - Salem Witch Trials Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - Townshend Acts Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - The Townshend Acts: Definition, Summary & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Townshend Acts Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 4 - Sugar Act Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - What is the Sugar Act of 1764? - Definition, Summary & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Sugar Act Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 7 - Stamp Act Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - What was the Stamp Act of 1765? - Definition, Summary & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - No Taxation without Representation Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - No Taxation without Representation: Meaning & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Stamp Act Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 12 - Stamp Act Facts: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Sons of Liberty Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Sons of Liberty: Resistance to the Stamp Act and British Rule  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Sons of Liberty Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 16 - The Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts & First Continental Congress  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Boston Tea Party Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 18 - Intolerable Acts Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - The Intolerable Acts of 1774: Definition, Summary & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Intolerable Acts Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 21 - Boston Tea Party Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Boston Tea Party Activities for 4th Grade
Lesson 23 - Boston Tea Party Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - Boston Massacre: Colonists and the Declaratory and Townshend Acts  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The American Enlightenment Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - American Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - American Revolution Essay Questions & Topics
Lesson 9 - American Revolution Activities & Games
Lesson 10 - American Revolution Project Ideas
Lesson 11 - Molly Pitcher Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Molly Pitcher Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Benedict Arnold Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Who Was Benedict Arnold? - Biography, Facts, & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Betsy Ross Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Betsy Ross Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Boston Massacre Propaganda Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Boston Massacre Propaganda: Examples & Posters  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - American Revolution Propaganda Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - American Revolution Propaganda: Examples & Posters  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Liberty Bell Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 22 - Liberty Bell Facts: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - US Independence Day Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 24 - 4th of July Lesson for Kids: History & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Boston Massacre Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 26 - American Revolution Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 27 - Treaty of Paris Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Treaty of Paris Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 29 - Causes of the American Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - African Americans in the Revolutionary War Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - Women in the American Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - John Paul Jones & Naval Battles Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Effects of the American Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - Boston Massacre Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Common Sense Lesson Plan
Lesson 36 - Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan for Middle School
Lesson 38 - Yankee Doodle Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - American Revolution Unit Plan
Lesson 40 - First Amendment Activities
Lesson 41 - Declaration of Independence Classroom Activities
Lesson 42 - Electoral College Classroom Activities
Lesson 43 - Boston Tea Party Middle School Activities
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Lesson 1 - George Washington Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - George Washington: Presidency & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Washington's Farewell Address Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - George Washington's Farewell Address: Summary, Analysis & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - John Adams Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 7 - John Adams Activities & Games
Lesson 8 - John Adams Activities for Kids
Lesson 9 - John Adams Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Who Was John Adams? - Facts & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - President John Adams: From Alien and Sedition Acts to XYZ Affair  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Thomas Jefferson Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - The Election & Presidency of Thomas Jefferson  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Thomas Jefferson Project Ideas
Lesson 16 - Thomas Jefferson Activities & Games
Lesson 17 - Thomas Jefferson Activities for Kids
Lesson 18 - Benjamin Franklin Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Benjamin Franklin Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Benjamin Franklin's Inventions: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Benjamin Franklin Games & Activities
Lesson 22 - James Madison Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - James Madison's Presidency: the War of 1812 & the Monroe Doctrine  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - James Madison: Federalist & President  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Thomas Paine Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Who Was Thomas Paine? - Pamphlets & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Thomas Paine's The Age Of Reason: Summary & Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Thomas Paine's Common Sense Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Thomas Paine: Common Sense and The Crisis  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Thomas Paine's Common Sense Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 32 - John Hancock Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - John Hancock: Facts, Biography & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Patrick Henry Lesson plan
Lesson 35 - Patrick Henry Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Cary Rebellion Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - The Cary Rebellion: Definition, Causes & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Paul Revere: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - Paul Revere Activities & Games
Lesson 40 - Paul Revere Activities for Kids
Lesson 41 - William Penn Activities
Lesson 42 - William Penn Activities for Kids
Lesson 43 - Midnight Ride of Paul Revere Lesson Plan
Lesson 44 - George Washington Activities
Lesson 45 - The Crossing Movie Discussion Questions
Lesson 46 - Thomas Paine's Common Sense Discussion Questions
Lesson 47 - Alexander Hamilton Discussion Questions
Lesson 48 - Federalist Vs. Anti-Federalist Discussion Questions
Lesson 49 - Louisiana Purchase Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - Continental Congress Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - The Continental Congress: Definition & Purpose  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Second Continental Congress Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - The Second Continental Congress: Definition, Facts & Outcome  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Bill of Rights Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 8 - The Bill of Rights Lesson for Kids: Definition & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Constitutional Convention Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 10 - Constitutional Convention of 1787 Lesson for Kids: Definition, Facts & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Perpetual Union Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - The Perpetual Union: Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Articles of Confederation Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 14 - Second Continental Congress Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 15 - First Continental Congress Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 16 - Articles of Confederation Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Constitutional Convention Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - The Constitutional Convention Simulation Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - The Bill of Rights Unit Plan
Lesson 20 - The United States Constitution Unit Plan
Lesson 21 - Electoral College Discussion Questions
Lesson 22 - United States Constitution Project Ideas for Middle School
Lesson 23 - United States Constitution Project Ideas for High School

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