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American History - Part 1 (1607-1865)

Thursday 3 February 2011
by Laurence Bernard

I came up with this activity after realizing how little my students knew about the history of the USA.

The video we were then studying said "When we became a nation in 1789..." and none of them was quite sure what event it marked.

In this activity, students have to reorganize historical events and details from 1607 (13 colonies) to 1865 (abolition of slavery and Lincoln’s assassination).

The grid could be filled in together in class or at home as an assignment.

In class, one student or two connect to the Internet and play the role of referees by checking their classmates’ answers or guesses

Photo by Marxchivist : 1777 - 1st Stars and Stripes - CC- BY