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Lesson Plans

Here you will find primary source-based lesson plans created by SALEM in History participants and staff. These lesson plans use local primary sources to teach critical historical content and skills tied to SALEM in History themes and topics and are correlated with the 2003 Massachusetts History and Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks. You may also wish to view Primary Source Activities, which include a source and suggested guiding questions.


Name of Lesson Plan SIH Topic
Grade

How Does Your Mama Make Breakfast?
by Alayne Fix

Women and Work in Colonial New England 2/3

Using Probates to Learn About the Lives of Colonial New Englanders
by Craig Jackson

Women and Work in Colonial New England 5

The Role and Influence of Salem’s Merchants in Building Salem’s Wealth and Expanding the East Indies Trade ...
by Norma Miaskiewicz   
  
                    

Building Wealth Through the China and East Indies Trade

5
Massacre or Street Fight? A Study of Images Relating to the Boston Massacre
by Meghan Reilly

The Long Road to Lexington: Networks of Resistance in Colonial Massachusetts

5
Trade: Salem in the East Indies
by Beth Berrien
Salem in the World, The World in Salem: Salem in the Early Republic and the East Indies Trade

8

Rules, Resistance and Repeal:  How the Stamp Act Was Repealed
by Karen Corbett

The Long Road to Lexington: Networks of Resistance in Colonial Massachusetts
8

Salem’s Maritime History: A History of our New Nation
by Linda Barry

Building Wealth Through the China and East Indies Trade
8
Inspiring Freedom: The Remond Family and Abolitionism in Salem
by Abaigeal Duda  
 
Abolitionism
8

Bound for Salem: An Examination of Documents Relating to the Voyage of the Ship Mount Vernon, from Salem to Copenhagen and Back, 1803
by Rebecca Zimmerman

Building Wealth Through the China and East Indies Trade
8

Wealth in Transition: From Sail to Loom
by David J. Buckhoff

From Ten Footers to Factories:  Industrial Growth in the Antebellum North

9-12
Consumer Culture in the 1950s: New
Shopping Centers and Advertising Trends

by Elizabeth Hoeffner

Consumer Culture and Consumption Landscapes in Post-War America
10-12

The Voice of the Political Cartoon
by Daniel Ritchie

The Reconstruction Amendments and their Legacy
10-12,
Honors level

"But What Does It Matter to Me?" 
The New Deal in Essex County

by Julia Brotherton

The New Deal:  Expanding Government in Time of Need

11
Culture and Society in the 1950s
by Anna Slobodskoy 
Consumer Culture and Consumption Landscapes in Post-War America
11 / AP

Gourmet Chef or Fast Food Mama? Determining the validity of using kitchen inventories as a means of interpreting a housewife’s cooking habits and preferences
by Diane Morey

Women and Work in Colonial New England
11-12 / Women’s History Elective