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NCHS-2-2

How political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English colonies


A.  The student understands the roots of representative government and how political rights were defined

B.  The student understands religious diversity in the colonies and how ideas about religious freedom evolved

C.  The student understands social and cultural change in British America


Resources:

History as Destiny: The Case of New York City
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant transcripts:
New York versus Boston

Relevant interactive tools:
New York Is Old
New York Is Old as a Big City
New York Is a Business Town
New York Is Old
New York Is Old as a Big City
New York Is a Business Town
British Cities
Boston
British Cities
Boston

Colonial City: Revolutionary Battleground
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
British New York

Relevant transcripts:
The Dutch Return
Heterogenous But Unhappy In 1703
Why Boston Declined

Relevant interactive tools:
Becoming an English City
Eighteenth–Century New York
Becoming an English City
Eighteenth–Century New York
New York Versus Boston or Philadelphia
New York Versus Boston or Philadelphia

Urban Crisis: Fire and Water
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant texts:
Creating Fire Companies

Relevant transcripts:
A Place to Have a Good Time

The New World: Origins of Slavery
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The following primary sources, focusing on Bacon's Rebellion, help students understand the condition of freemen and indentured servants on the eve of the revolt and how colonial legislation helped institutionalize slavery in the southern colonies.

Bacon's Rebellion: Colonial Society and Politics
Resource Type: Classroom Simulation
In this simulation, which focuses on Bacon's Rebellion, students will recreate colonial society with a view to understanding how the legal and economic infrastructure of the colonies facilitated the development of slavery.

Discovery and Settlement: New Amsterdam
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The present-day issues of tolerance and diversity are explored in colonial society. These primary sources provide contemporary perceptions of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, and European settlers.

The American Revolution: Defeat and Victory in New York
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
New York City was a center of loyalist support and trans-Atlantic trade during the revolutionary era. The documents on the Battle of Brooklyn, the British occupation, and the end of the Revolutionary war demonstrate how these events were turned into victories for New York, establishing the city's path toward national and world prominence.

Mapping Early New York City
Resource Type: Classroom Simulation
In this innovative simulation students learn the skills of mapping. Although focused here on the early history of New York City, these skills can be applied to any urban center in any time period.

Discovery and Settlement: New Amsterdam
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The present-day issues of tolerance and diversity are explored in colonial society. These primary sources provide contemporary perceptions of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, and European settlers.

The American Revolution: Defeat and Victory in New York
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
New York City was a center of loyalist support and trans-Atlantic trade during the revolutionary era. The documents on the Battle of Brooklyn, the British occupation, and the end of the Revolutionary war demonstrate how these events were turned into victories for New York, establishing the city's path toward national and world prominence.

Mapping Early New York City
Resource Type: Classroom Simulation
In this innovative simulation students learn the skills of mapping. Although focused here on the early history of New York City, these skills can be applied to any urban center in any time period.

Discovery and Settlement: New Amsterdam
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The present-day issues of tolerance and diversity are explored in colonial society. These primary sources provide contemporary perceptions of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, and European settlers.

The American Revolution: Defeat and Victory in New York
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
New York City was a center of loyalist support and trans-Atlantic trade during the revolutionary era. The documents on the Battle of Brooklyn, the British occupation, and the end of the Revolutionary war demonstrate how these events were turned into victories for New York, establishing the city's path toward national and world prominence.

Mapping Early New York City
Resource Type: Classroom Simulation
In this innovative simulation students learn the skills of mapping. Although focused here on the early history of New York City, these skills can be applied to any urban center in any time period.


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