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The First English Expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia

Lesson Plan

Details of the Lesson

This lesson is designed for high school students studying history. It will cover the first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall, resulting in the surrender of the French fort at Port Royal (present-day Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia).

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the historical context of the first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia.
  • Understand the reasons behind the English expedition and the impact it had on Acadia.
  • Can analyze primary sources related to the expedition and draw conclusions.

Methodology

The lesson will be delivered through a combination of lecture, group discussion, and primary source analysis. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussions.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Textbook: The History of Acadia by John Mack Faragher
  • Primary sources related to the expedition, including letters and journals from Samuel Argall and other English officials.
  • Whiteboard and markers for group discussion.

Activities

  • Lecture on the historical context of the first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia.
  • Group discussion on the reasons behind the English expedition and the impact it had on Acadia.
  • Primary source analysis activity, where students will analyze letters and journals from Samuel Argall and other English officials related to the expedition.
  • Conclusion and review of the lesson.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a written reflection on the primary source analysis activity. They will be asked to draw conclusions about the reasons behind the English expedition and the impact it had on Acadia based on their analysis of the primary sources.

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10 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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