Unit 12: Internal Developments in the Colonies

Faneuil Hall

Unit 12 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Reformation and Revolutions
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Civilization
American
Literature
Rip Van Winkle – by Washington Irving

Colonial School HouseUnit Description

As the colonies grew in number and population, the needs of the colonies grew as well. Development took place in the areas of early education, colleges, literature, newspapers, libraries, and government. At the same time, deep divisions grew between those in favor of slavery and those who opposed it.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • History is HIS Story – God’s story of love, mercy, and redemption through Christ.
    • He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. — Ephesians 1‍:‍9-10
  • God’s providential hand governs and times all events and provides for His Creation according to His plan and purposes.
    • The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.  And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.- Acts 17: 24 – 27

Unit 12 Resources: Middle School

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Lesson 1: History

Lesson One Assignments:

      Activity While Reading: While reading the article, use the following headings to develop a bullet point outline:

 

    Education Books and Literature Slavery and Indentured Service Political Life

  • Read the article: The Colonies, Part II, pages 7 – 17.
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Lesson 2: History

Lesson Two Assignments:

  • Pick one of the topics from the Lesson One Activity While Reading (Education, Books and Literature, Slavery and Indentured Service, or Political Life) and conduct further research in order to present a paper, create a display, or deliver a presentation.
  • Explore the following websites to help with your research: http://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/colonization_colonial_life.html
  • Be sure to visit www.ArtiosHCS.com for additional resources.
Literature

Literature Assignments

  • Read the assignment background information, then read all of “Rip Van Winkle.”
  • Write the plot (single sentence) of “Rip Van Winkle,” then write a “skeleton” or “working plot” of the story.
  • Think of a plot for your own short story (this should be one sentence) and begin developing your “working plot.” You do not need to finish your “working plot;” however, you should begin to form the direction you want your story to go.
Resources

VIDEOS ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE PREVIEWED BY PARENTS BEFORE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO WATCH VIDEOS. SOME VIDEOS MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ON SENSITIVE TOPICS.

Complimentary Sources:

Video:

The American Revolution – Biography Benjamin Franklin Citizen of the World

History of the USA – Vol. I: The Colonial Period – Schools and Colleges Audio Book

Arts

Literature:

Colonial Literature

Art:

Colonial Art

Music: