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Indenture Contract (Primary Source Analysis)

Click on link below to download the primary source image: Activity: In pairs, or small groups, “What Do You See?” Students analyze and evaluate the indentured service contract. indentured servant contract Advertisements

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John Rolfe on his Marriage to Pocahontas (Primary Source Activity) 1614

John Rolfe on his decision to marry Pocahontas, in a letter to Sir Thomas Dale, governor of Virginia, 1614. Let therefore this my well advised protestation . . . condemn me herein, if my chiefest intent and purpose be not, … Continue reading

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Chief Pontiac Critical of European Colonization (Primary Source Activity) 1763

Pontiac, an Ottawa chief, voicing the proclamation sof the “Master of Life,” 1763 I am the Master of Life, whom thou desirest to know and to whom thou wouldst speak. Listen well to what I am going to say to … Continue reading

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A National Identity Evolves (Primary Source Image Analysis)

Primary Source Image Activity addressing the evolution of an American political identity. Click on link to download activity document: us history national identity image analysis

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American Revolution: Civil Rights for Women? Primary Source Image Analysis

 “Keep Within Compass” 1785 Primary Source Analysis Activity evaluating the role of women during the Revolutionary War by examining magazine images from era. Click on the link below to download the primary source analysis activity document: us history womens rights … Continue reading

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Common Sense by Thomas Paine (Primary Source Activity)

“In the following pages I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense…The sun never shined on a cause of greater worth. ‘Tis not the affair of a city, a country, a province, or a kingdom, but … Continue reading

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Battle of Lexington and Concord Map Activity

The Battle of Lexington and Concord, “the shots heard around the world.” These shots by American patriots against British Redcoats were the first of the American Revolution. On April 18, 1775, British troops marched out of Boston on a mission … Continue reading

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