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The Forts of Old San Juan: Guardians of the Caribbean
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provides a history of Puerto Rico and the forts Spain established on the island to help protect its growing population and riches in the Caribbean.

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Arts and Humanities
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Lesson Plan
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Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP)
Date Added:
07/11/2003
Saugus Iron Works: Life and Work at an Early American Industrial Site
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The early Puritan settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony undeniably needed an ironmaking factory. For those colonists, the first order of business was to build houses and plant crops. Essential to those tasks were iron tools and utensils: axes, saws, hoes, nails, pots, and kettles. Most colonists brought some needed tools and utensils with them. As the population grew, however, so did the need for more iron products. For more than 20 years this need was met by the Saugus Iron Works.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP)
Date Added:
02/28/2001
Savannah, Georgia: The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning
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describes the establishing of Georgia as a colony in America and the design of the settlement. When a friend in jail for debt died there, General James Oglethorpe, a member of the House of Commons, asked Parliament for an investigation into the suffering of debtors in London jails. A committee concluded that a colony should be established in America for the poor. Oglethorpe led a sea voyage of 114 men, women, and children who hoped for a better opportunity in America.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP)
Date Added:
07/10/2003