With the arrival of spring, this is a great opportunity to teach your children about the history of the United States. The American School of Languages (ASL) has a variety of interactive activities to help kids understand the colonial period in American history.
The ASL Colonial Times curriculum focuses on the development of the 13 colonies with an emphasis on geography, culture, and trade. Kids learn about the earliest settlers and colonials, their culture, cost of living, and customs. ASL also introduces students to the Founding Fathers and the Founding Documents.
The curriculum is designed for 5th- through 8th-grade students, but there are several activities that are suitable for younger children. Activities include playing Colonial Times Jeopardy, comparing and contrasting colonial maps, and taking part in a virtual colonial cooking class. Students browse interactive primary sources such as letters, newspaper articles, and cartoons to learn about the Revolutionary War and the enactment of the Constitution.
Interactive activities captivate students and facilitate the learning process. Kids role-play as farmers, merchants, or newspaper publishers to learn about different aspects of colonial life. In addition, they can view liv.e reenactments of historic events. By the end of the program, students have a strong understanding of the foundation of the United States.
The Colonial Times curriculum provides an effective way to teach children about early American history. ASL’s interactive tools motivate kids to learn and have fun while doing it. Check out the curriculum and get your students on the road to history.