Imaginative Inquiry Lesson Plans

Fully scripted lesson plans using drama conventions within a Mantle of the Expert framework are available for purchase. Lesson plans include accompanying powerpoint slides, articles, worksheets, and morning work and homework assignments where applicable.

Lenape Unit
  • Walum Olum: Lenape People Origins
  • Starting the Village
  • Naming
  • Housing
  • Food (separate lessons):
    • Introduction
    • Gathering
    • Farming
    • Harvest Festival
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
  • Government
  • Clothing
  • Trade with Other Tribes
  • The Encounter
New Amsterdam Unit
  • The Merchant Comes Home (The Dutch West India Company)
  • Recruiting Settlers
  • The Family Dinner (Recruitment/Day 2)
  • The Voyage
  • First Landing
  • Peter Minuit
  • Men’s Work
  • Housing/Exterior (The Bucket Brigade)
  • Women’s Work
  • Patroons
  • Life at Rensselaerswyck (Patroons/Day 2)
  • Willem Kieft
  • Kieft’s War and Adriaen van der Donck
  • Peter Stuyvesant
  • The Flushing Remonstrance
  • The British Take Over
NEW! Imaginative Inquiry Lessons for Remote Teaching

Adapted for remote teaching, templates for Imaginative Inquiry lessons grades K-5 are available for purchase. All lessons include full scripts, slides, assignments and sample video clips.

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Other Resources

  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz