Colonial America

by Mary Ann

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Sail to the New World  (Y,M,O,T)
Explore Colonial America through Tapestry of Grace.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Home Educator Experience  (Y,M,O,T)
Learn about running a household and preparing foods, colonial diversions and pastimes as well as education and apprenticeships at the Benjamin Powell House.

Revolutionary Unit Including Colonies  (Y)
From Core Knowledge.org. Designed for 1st grade

Mayflower Families.com  (Y,M,O,T)
A site devoted to the Mayflower, its passengers, and early colonial life.

Dumbarton House for Kids  (Y,M)
Dumbarton House, one of the finest and houses in the United States, reflects the emerging Adamesque style of architecture of the early Republic, and has an outstanding collection of Federal period furniture and decorative arts.

Census of Population and Housing 1790  (Y,M,O,T)
First US census. Check it out and see if you would have been counted.

Williamsburg Special Events for Homeschoolers  (T)
From History.org

(Creating a) Colony in the New Land  (Y,M,O,T)
Students are asked to ensure the success of a colony and the health and welfare of the King's subjects.

Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Home Educator Program  (Y,M,O,T)
Hands-on history programs for home-educated students

History of Colonial Money  (Y)

To Market To Market  (Y,M,O,T)
A Study of the Colonial Economy from 1600-1750

Plimoth Plantation  (Y,M)
Plimoth Plantation offers primary living history exhibits, the 1627 Pilgrim Village, Wampanoag homesite and Mayflower II Exhibits. Visitors can experience what it was like that first Thanksgiving. Website offers a virtual tour.

The Loyalist Meets the Patriot  (O)
Students studying the American Revolution usually learn from the perspective of Patriots. This activity asks students to write dialogues about the Loyalists' concerns and desires. Grades 8-12

The Battle of the Battlefields  (M)
Students are asked to study American Revolution battlefields in order to help "The President" select the one deemed most important. That battlefield will receive an award of $1,000,000 for the construction of a new museum. Grade 5.

The Revolutionary War and Children's Literature  (Y,M)
Grades 3-8

America's Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty  (T)
From AmericanHeritage.org. A curriculum supplement written by teachers for Kindergarten-12th grade.

The Beginning of a Nation: The Colonial Era  (Y)
Unit study uses math, science, langauge arts, social studies, writing and geography to introduce colonial America.(grade 3) Uses Adobe Reader.

Teacher Views: The Hatmaker's Sign  (Y)
Literature Unit study by Katy Smith, Pratt Elementary School. Pratt, WV. Grade 3

George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From EasyFunSchool.com

Colonial America, 1600-1776  (Y,M,O,T)
Uses children's literature to discuss and discover Colonial America

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