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William Penn, The Quakers, and Pennsylvania Colony

William Penn, The Quakers, and Pennsylvania Colony

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All these resources go with this video on William Penn, the Quakers, and the Colony of Pennsylvania.

 This US history video lesson allows you to cut the lecture so you can spend your time supporting and connecting with students as they learn at their own pace.

As students watch they complete an interactive notesheet with fill-in-the-blanks, comprehension and critical thinking questions, and a review activity!  The driving question of the video is "How did William Penn's Quaker beliefs influence the development of Pennsylvania?" It teaches how the Quakers were persecuted for their beliefs in England and New England and how this led William Penn to start his "Holy Experiment." It covers how religious tolerance was the primary goal of the colony, how Philadelphia was a new type of city with wide streets and parks, and how the constitution Penn developed led some democracy to emerge there, and his remarkably positive relations with Indian tribes, especially the Lenape Indians. Penn's advertisements attracted diverse ethnic groups and a mixed economy to develop in the region as well. Lastly, it covers some of the darker aspects that emerged- slavery and over time, conflict with Indian tribes.

The video lesson helps visual learners with on-screen text of the main ideas and vocab, powerful images, and it reviews the important concepts to ensure comprehension.‚úÖ

An Engaging Colonial Pennsylvania Activity 

After the video students can complete a quick quiz to check for understanding. There is both a PDF and a Google Form auto-graded quiz as well. Then, there is an optional extension activity for students to design a comic book or anime cover to capture the amazing story of Penn's Holy Experiment. All resources are included- students use the video and a short reading to help them with their creative designs! Engaging, creative, and fosters critical thinking! They can complete it individually or in pairs.

There are answer keys for everything! Click & deliver engagement!

Our American history video curriculum will transform your classroom and allow you to take back your time to teach in the classroom!


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