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Colonial America

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources about Colonial America

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Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.
Text Time4Learning and rotating graphics for math, science, social studies, and language arts

Money in Colonial Times  (Y)
From the Federal reserve bank of Philadelphia

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 Designed for 1st grade

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)

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

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 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

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

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