Activity

Virginia Standards of Learning

C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards


Battledore: Turn arts-and-crafts into a chance to learn about schools in the 18th century by making a battledore!

K.1; 1.1; 2.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:

  • a) viewing artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of history; 
  • g) making connections between past and present

K.3    The student will sequence events in the past and present and begin to recognize that things change over time.

D2.His.2.K-2. Compare life in the past to life today.

D2.His.4.K-2. Compare perspectives of people in the past to those of people in the present.


Design Your Own 18th Century Kite: What will your kite have?  Suns, moons, and stars are popular.

K.1; 1.1; 2.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:

  • a) viewing artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of history; 
  • g) making connections between past and present

D2.His.2.K-2.Compare life in the past to life today.

D2.His.9.K-2. Identify different kinds of historical sources.


Kite: Make a kite, and play like children in the 18th century.

K.1; 1.1; 2.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:

  • a) viewing artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of history; 
  • g) making connections between past and present

D2.His.2.K-2. Compare life in the past to life today.

D2.His.9.K-2. Identify different kinds of historical sources.

D2.His.10.K-2. Explain how historical sources can be used to study the past.


Kush: Taste a dish that has roots in Africa and makes use of ingredients available to people who were enslaved.

K.1; 1.1; 2.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:

  • a) viewing artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of history; 
  • g) making connections between past and present
D2.His.2.K-2. Compare life in the past to life today.

Nine Men’s Morris: Make and play a game that was popular with Revolutionary War soldiers

K.1; 1.1; 2.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:

  • a) viewing artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of history; 
  • g) making connections between past and present

K.3     The student will sequence events in the past and present and begin to recognize that things change over time.

D2.His.2.K-2. Compare life in the past to life today.

D2.His.4.K-2. Compare perspectives of people in the past to those of people in the present.


Sweet Potatoes Broiled: Make and taste a dish influenced by Native American peoples.

K.1; 1.1; 2.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:

  • a) viewing artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of history; 
  • g) making connections between past and present

D2.His.2.K-2. Compare life in the past to life today.

D2.His.9.K-2. Identify different kinds of historical sources.


Sweet Potato Slips: Prepare your garden for the summer and fall by learning how to propagate sweet potatoes, as well as the importance of sweet potatoes the 18th century diet.

VS.4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • a)   explaining the importance of agriculture and its influence on the institution of slavery;
  • e)   describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.

Whirligig: Find out about an archaeological discovery and use it to make your own toy.

K.1; 1.1; 2.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:

  • a) viewing artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of history; 
  • g) making connections between past and present

K.3 The student will sequence events in the past and present and begin to recognize that things change over time.

D2.His.2.K-2. Compare life in the past to life today.

Activity

Virginia Standards of Learning

C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards


Battledore: Turn arts-and-crafts into a chance to learn about schools in the 18th century by making a battledore!

VS.1, USI.1   The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • a) analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history;
  • e)   comparing and contrasting ideas and cultural perspectives in Virginia history;
  • g)   explaining connections across time and place

VS.4   The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • e)   describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.

USI.5 The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by

  • d) describing colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, merchants, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans.

D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.

D2.His.4.3-5. Explain why individuals and groups during the same historical period differed in their perspectives


Colonial Seed Culture: Test seeds for your garden

Social Sciences

VS.4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • a)   explaining the importance of agriculture and its influence on the institution of slavery;
  • e)   describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.

Science

Life Processes

4.4 The student will investigate and understand basic plant anatomy and life processes. Key concepts include

  • the structures of typical plants and the function of each structure;
  • processes and structures involved with plant reproduction;
  • photosynthesis; and
  • adaptations allow plants to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment.

Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic

6.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which

  • observations are made involving fine discrimination between similar objects and organisms;
  • precise and approximate measurements are recorded;

Colonial Seed Germination Calculations: Calculate the ratios and percentages of seed germination.

Mathematics

Probability and Statistics

4.13 The student will

a)determine the likelihood of an outcome of a simple event; 

  • b)represent probability as a number between 0 and 1, inclusive; and
  • c)create a model or practical problem to represent a given probability.

Measurement and Geometry

5.8 The student will

  • a)solve practical problems that involve perimeter, area, and volume in standard units of measure; and
  • b)differentiate among perimeter, area, and volume and identify whether the application of the concept of perimeter, area, or volume is appropriate for a given situation.

Probability and Statistics

5.15 The student will determine the probability of an outcome by constructing a sample space or using the Fundamental (Basic) Counting Principle.

6.2 The student will

  • a)represent and determine equivalencies among fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and percents; and
  • b)compare and order positive rational numbers.

Computation and Estimation

6.5 The student will

  • a)multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers;
  • b)solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication,and division of fractions and mixed numbers; and
  • c)solve multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals.

Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

6.13 The student will solve one-step linear equations in one variable, including practical problems that require the solution of a one-step linear equation in one variable.

6.14 The student will 

  • a)represent a practical situation with a linear inequality in one variable; and
  • b)solve one-step linear inequalities in one variable, involving addition or subtraction,and graph the solution on a number line.

Design Your Own 18th-Century Kite: What will your kite have?  Suns, moons, and stars are popular.

VS.1; USI.1   The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • a) analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history

VS.4   The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • e) describing everyday life in colonial Virginia

D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today

D2.His.9.3-5. Summarize how different kinds of historical sources are used to explain events in the past.


Keeping a Diary: Explore the importance of diaries as primary sources.

VS.1, USI.1  The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • a)   analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history;
  • d)   recognizing points of view and historical perspectives;

D2.His.6.3-5. Describe how people’s perspectives shaped the historical sources they created. 

 

D2.His.9.3-5. Summarize how different kinds of historical sources are used to explain events in the past.

D2.His.13.3-5. Use information about a historical source, including the maker, date, place of origin, intended audience, and purpose to judge the extent to which the source is useful for studying a particular topic.


Kite:Make a kite, and play like children in the 18th century.

VS.1; USI.1   The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • a) analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history

VS.4   The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • e) describing everyday life in colonial Virginia

D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today

D2.His.9.3-5. Summarize how different kinds of historical sources are used to explain events in the past.


Kush: Taste a dish that has roots in Africa and makes use of ingredients available to people who were enslaved.

VS.1   The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • e)   comparing and contrasting ideas and cultural perspectives in Virginia history;

VS.4    The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • b)   describing how the culture of colonial Virginia reflected the origins of American Indians, European (English, Scots-Irish, German) immigrants, and Africans;

USI.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • e)   comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, and political perspectives in United States history;

USI.5 The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by

  • d) describing colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, merchants, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans
D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today

Nine Men’s Morris: Make and play a game that was popular with Revolutionary War soldiers

VS.1, USI.1   The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • a)   analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history;
  • d)   recognizing points of view and historical perspectives;

VS.4  The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • e)   describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.

USI.5 The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by

  • d) describing colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, merchants, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans;

D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.

D2.His.4.3-5. Explain why individuals and groups during the same historical period differed in their perspectives


Rosemary Stem Cuttings  

Social Sciences

VS.4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  1. a)   explaining the importance of agriculture and its influence on the institution of slavery;
  2. e)   describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.

Science

Life Processes

4.4 The student will investigate and understand basic plant anatomy and life processes. Key concepts include

  1. the structures of typical plants and the function of each structure;
  2. processes and structures involved with plant reproduction;
  3. photosynthesis; and
  4. adaptations allow plants to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment.

Sweet Potatoes Broiled: Make and taste a dish influenced by Native American peoples.

VS.1; USI.1   The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • a)   analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history;
  • b)     analyzing the impact of geographic features on people, places, and events to support an understanding of events in Virginia history

VS.3   The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by

  • g)  describing the interactions between the English settlers and the native peoples, including the role of the Powhatan in the survival of the settlers

 

VS.4   The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • a)   explaining the importance of agriculture and its influence on the institution of slavery;
  • b) describing how the culture of colonial Virginia reflected the origins of American Indians, European (English, Scots-Irish, German) immigrants, and Africans

 

USI.4 The student will apply social science skills to understand European exploration in North America and West Africa by

  • b) describing cultural and economic interactions between Europeans and American Indians that led to cooperation and conflict, with emphasis on the American Indian and European concept of land

 

USI.5 The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by

  • b)  describing life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies, with emphasis on how people interacted with their environment to produce goods and services
D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today

Whirligig: Find out about an archaeological discovery and use it to make your own toy.

VS.1, USI.1  The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  • a) analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history;
  • g)   explaining connections across time and place

VS.4   The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the Virginia colony by

  • e)   describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.

USI.5 The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by

  • d) describing colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, merchants, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans.
D2.His.2.3-5.Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.

 

Activity

Virginia Standards of Learning

C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards


Keeping a Diary: Explore the importance of diaries as primary sources.

D2.His.6.6-8. Analyze how people’s perspectives influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created.

 

D2.His.10.6-8. Detect possible limitations in the historical record based on evidence collected from different kinds of historical sources.


D2.His.13.6-8. Evaluate the relevancy and utility of a historical source based on information such as maker, date, place of origin, intended audience, and purpose.


Activity

Virginia Standards of Learning

C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards


Keeping a Diary: Explore the importance of diaries as primary sources.

D2.His.6.9-12. Analyze the ways in which the perspectives of those writing history shaped the history that they produced.

D2.His.8.9-12. Analyze how current interpretations of the past are limited by the extent to which available historical sources represent perspectives of people at the time