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I'm not sure why your lesson posting does not allow comments. It's awkward to get from the lessons to this page, but I will try.
I think you're picked REALLY good themes--stuff students will enjoy. Under technology you may just want to look at one thing-- the cotton gin- and use that as an example of how an simply change in technology can have HUGE social impacts.
Although it may seem to make sense to start the unit with geography, I'd be tempted to start with the topic of social justice--just a one day exploration to get students hooked as Geography, even as a game can be pretty dull stuff. Students hear the term and their eyes glaze over. THEN I'd turn to the colonies and say we're going to look as them as an example of social justice, or more accurately, the lack thereof. When you shift to the Salem witch trials I'd be sure to provide some sort of framework so that students can stay with you --ti's the idea of social justice that is tying these two places and times together, Make sense??
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