Lesson details


Social Studies

English Language Arts





Early European Colonies

Language, Craft and Structure-Incoporate craft techniques

Recommended Technology: 

Computers/tablets with internet acess

Other instructional materials or notes: 
  • An equal number of blue, yellow, red, and green Popsicle sticks (number depends on class size, one for each student)
  • Paper bag 
  • Circle of Inheritance: A Struggle for Power video 
  • Computer/iPad access and library access
  • Blank timeline on classroom wall   
  • Blue, yellow, red, and green paper
  • Tape
  • Markers 
  • ELMO Document Camera or Projector 
  • 4 sheets of transparency paper, each with a blank map of the East Coast, Atlantic Ocean, and European Coast for the overhead projector
  • Old looking paper (stained by tea/burned edges)
  • Pencils 

Circle of Inheritance Lesson Plan: A Struggle for Power

Multiple days
Lesson type: 
1:1 Lesson
Lesson overview: 

In this lesson students will be learning about the “struggle for power” between the Spanish, French, English, and Native Americans for South Carolina. The teacher will emphasize that each group had motives for maintaining a presence in South Carolina and students will learn about the steps each group took toward achieving that goal. 

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