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Colonial America

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American History Timeline Resources: Colonial America

American History Timeline Resources: Colonial America covers early America including the first Thanksgiving and colonies as well as colonial life.

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Colonial America for Kids

Learn about American early settlers with Colonial America for Kids lesson with colonial activities and free worksheets in a 4 part lesson for elementary age

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Teaching About the 13 Colonies

Teaching the 13 Colonies is an amazingly fun experience for teachers and students. This blog post lays out my best tips for teaching about Colonial America.

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33 Colonial Activities for Kids

This guide shares 33 fun colonial kids activities (Colonial themed activities) including colonial games, colonial costumes, colonial food and colonial crafts.

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Life in Colonial America

Despite an often-hostile environment, frequent shortages of food and other necessities, and countless other hardships, the settlers of colonial America persevered to establish a lasting foothold on the new continent. This informative coloring book captures the stirring drama of life during pre-Revolutionary times with a fascinating variety of images from the colonial era. Forty-four detailed, accurate, and ready-to-color illustrations depict early seventeenth-century colonists arriving from Europe on wooden sailing vessels; encounters with Native Americans; the Spanish settlement at St. Augustine, Florida, in 1565; and the thriving Dutch colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island in 1653. Other illustrations include an early Pennsylvania farm home, the deck of a slave ship, a frontier fort, a colonial kitchen, and the Deerfield massacre of 1704. Each picture includes a descriptive caption that provides a brief history lesson. Colorists of all ages will enter into the spirit of early American life with this entertaining and educational coloring book.

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Books About Colonial America

Learn about colonial America with these books for kids. This a great theme to explore along with the First Thanksgiving in November.

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5 Great Websites for Teaching About Colonial America

When planning for each unit of study in my classroom, I spend a solid amount of time searching the internet for websites and online resources that can supplement the activities I already have. I feel so excited when I find one that fits the needs of my students and I'm sure you do, too! If you're on the hunt for websites and online resources for your unit on the colonies, here are some that might help: 1. Colonial Williamsburg This has to be one of my FAVORITE websites to use for finding online resources for the colonial times. The multimedia tab of the website seems to go on forever with interactive activities for a variety of subjects. I love the interactive paintings (like the portrait of George Washington and Trumball's "The Declaration of Independence") along with the cute games. Several of the games are geared towards younger kids so there's resources available for several grade levels in one website! Click HERE to visit the site. 2. PBS: Colonial House This page on the PBS website has lots of great information and interactive tools about life in the colonies. Some of my favorite tools are the 360 Tours (it's like going on a field trip without all the paperwork!) and 1628 Across the Continent where students learn about what was going on beyond the borders of the colonies. The website has several other games and interactive content that you might find useful, too! Click HERE to visit the site. 3. Mrs. Nussbaum's 13 Colonies Interactive Map Mr. Nussbaum's website has a fun little interactive map that students can explore to learn about this history of the colonies as well as the major cities in the New World. It's a fun resource to use for a daily warm-up or two! Click HERE to visit the site. 4. Library of Congress: Colonial America Primary Sources While engaging students in online, interactive content can be both meaningful and fun, we can't forget about the importance of using primary sources as often as possible in the classroom. The Library of Congress is packed with primary sources that are a click away. In fact, click HERE to see what they have collected for Jamestown and Thanksgiving. 5. YouTube It's no secret that I love to use brief videos to introduce or reinforce certain concepts. Here are some of my favorite finds from YouTube:

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Bring history to life with this simple Colonial America activity

How to make a quill and homemade ink -- fun Colonial America unit activity

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