Colonial History 

                                  History - Jamestowne - 13 Colonies - California Missions - Various sites -French and Indian War - Other Resources - Webquests                               
             

Colonial History for Kids - http://www.ducksters.com/history/colonial_america/
                           http://www.scholastic.com/teachdearamerica/colonial.htm
                           http://13colonies.mrdonn.org/
                           https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/colonialhouse/history/
                           https://www.landofthebrave.info/
                           http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/history-2005/the-colonial-period/
                           http://mrnussbaum.com/13-colonies/
                           http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/colonialtimes.htm
                           https://www.historyforkids.net/american-history.html

KidInfo - http://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/colonization_colonial_life.html

Ben Franklin documentary from PBS - http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/                           

Best of History Websites - http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/american-history/colonial

ProTeacher 13 Colonies links - http://www.proteacher.com/090021.shtml

READ History! - http://www.udel.edu/readhistory/resources/colonial_weblinks.html

The Search for Roanoke - https://www.history.com/news/what-happened-to-the-lost-colony-of-roanoke
                           https://news.artnet.com/art-world/archaeologists-mystery-lost-roanoke-lost-colony-1921594
                           http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/science/the-roanoke-colonists-lost-and-found.html?_r=0
                           http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150807-lost-colony-roanoke-hatteras-outer-banks-archaeology/
                           http://thelostcolony.org/bringing-history-to-life/roanoke-voyages/

                           **Roanoke worksheet from Mrs. Mitchell - https://kathimitchell.com/roanoke.htm



          Jamestown:

Introduction to Jamestown from Virginia - https://preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/historic-jamestowne

Virtual Jamestown -
   
http://www.virtualjamestown.org/quicktime/jamestown_fort.html
    http://www.virtualjamestown.org/interactive.html

    Site map - http://www.virtualjamestown.org/siteindex.html

Historic Jamestowne Lessons and Online Activities
    http://historicjamestowne.org/
    https://historicjamestowne.org/education/
 
Learn more about Jamestown, the first English settlement

   http://www.jamestowne.org

    Map - http://historicjamestowne.org/archaeology/map-of-discoveries/
    Timeline -
  http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
    List of Early Settlers http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-of-jamestown/first-settlers/

Jamestown History - http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/history-2005/early-america/jamestown.php

  
News about the James Fort project
  
  https://historicjamestowne.org/archaeology/
    http://www.historyisfun.org/Jamestown-Settlement.htm
    http://historicjamestowne.org/july-2016/
   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown_Rediscovery
    
http://www.historywiz.com/exhibits/jamesfort.htm

Jamestowne quiz - https://www.ducksters.com/history/colonial_america/jamestown_settlement_questions.php
                  
https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/564cc7c2985f723b41ba98e5/jamestown-unit-test
                   
http://www.solpass.org/4ss/print/PrintableJamestownminiquiz.htm

Teaching about Jamestown  
    https://www.historyisfun.org/learn/learning-center/jamestown-learning-resources/jamestown-lesson-plans-activities/
    https://teachinghistory.org/teaching-materials/lesson-plan-reviews/24214
    https://historicjamestowne.org/education/for-educators/
       http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/teaching/jamestown/
   
http://www.virtualjamestown.org/tscreators.html

    Webquest - http://www.historyglobe.com/jamestown/
                http://pocahontas-jamestown-webquest.weebly.com/

National Geographic Interactive - On the Trail of Captain John Smith
  
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/action-and-adventure/on-the-trail-of-captain-john-smith/



          American Colonies:
     New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, Southern Colonies

13 Colonies - http://www.timepage.org/spl/13colony.html
             
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/13colonieslife.htm
              http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/history-2005/the-colonial-period/

              http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Colonization_Colonial_Life.html 
              http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/graphics/13mapnew.htm

13 Colonies map worksheet/quiz from Enchanted Learning
    
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/statesbw/13colonies/13colonies.shtml 
     plus another map -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/label/13/13.shtml

New England Colonies -
   http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Colonization_NE_Colonies.html
  
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/history-2005/the-colonial-period/new-england.php
  
http://www.usahistory.info/New-England/

   **New England Colonies worksheet from Teri Beckner - https://kathimitchell.com/colonial worksheets/newenglandcolonies.doc

Middle Colonies - http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/history-2005/the-colonial-period/the-middle-colonies.php
                  http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Colonization_Mid_Colonies.html
                  http://www.usahistory.info/colonies/

   **Middle Colonies worksheet from Teri Beckner -  https://kathimitchell.com/colonial worksheets/middlecolonies.doc

Southern Colonies - http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Colonization_S_Colonies.html
                    http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/history-2005/the-colonial-period/the-southern-colonies.php

                                   http://www.usahistory.info/southern/
    ***Southern Colonies worksheet from Teri Beckner - https://kathimitchell.com/colonial worksheets/southerncolonies.doc  

Did your relatives come over on the Mayflower? - http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/
  

**The Pilgrims - A Page of Activities and Links - https://kathimitchell.com/pilgrims.htm
   
               
Read about Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts - http://www.osv.org

For Kids from Sturbridge Village  - http://www.osv.org/explore_learn/village_tour.html
                                    https://www.osv.org/explore-the-village/

   Teacher Lesson Plans - https://www.osv.org/education/3d/3d-tour-resources/
                           https://www.osv.org/education/educator-resources/
        

Discover what life was like at Plimoth Patuxet
   Wampanoag - https://www.plimoth.org/explore/historic-patuxet
   Village - https://www.plimoth.org/what-see-do/17th-century-english-village
   YOU are the Historian - https://www.plimoth.org/learn/plimoth-online-historyhome/thanksgiving-interactive-you-are-historian

   Lesson Plans - https://www.plimoth.org/learn/just-teachers

Colonial Children and their toys -  
  
http://web.archive.org/web/20041013131935/http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/samplers/colonialkids.html

A Study of the Colonial Economy
   http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/economy-1991/a-historical-perspective-on-the-american-economy/colonial-economy.php
   https://www.historycentral.com/Revolt/Americans/prioreconomic.html

Life in Colonial America - https://www.historycentral.com/TheColonies/Life.html
                          https://www.varsitytutors.com/earlyamerica
                          https://www.landofthebrave.info/colonial-life.htm

Interactive map of Paul Revere's ride - https://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/

Virtual Tour of Philadelphia - http://www.ushistory.org/tour/index.html

Benjamin Franklin
    https://www.fi.edu/benjamin-franklin/benjamin-franklin-faq
    http://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-franklin-9301234
    http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/benjamin-franklin
    http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/
    https://bensguide.gpo.gov/
    ** Ben Franklin worksheet

Visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia -  https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/

Travel to Mount Vernon and learn about George Washington
   http://www.mountvernon.org

George Washington's Papers -
   
http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/

Explore Monticello where Thomas Jefferson lived
    http://www.monticello.org



          California Missions - https://missionscalifornia.com
                              http://www.californias-missions.org/
                              http://www.missionscalifornia.com/
                              https://www.visitcalifornia.com/experience/california-missions/
                              http://californiamissionsfoundation.org/the-california-missions/

                              http://www.rawbw.com/~cmi/
                              https://www.history.com/topics/religion/california-missions

                              http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/researchstarters/missions/

  Cyber Serra Mission Project
   
http://www.newhall.k12.ca.us/newhall/cyberserra/cyberserra.htm

  Junipero Serra
    http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/serra.htm

  California Missions by bike
    http://www.tsoft.net/~cmi/Reports.html

  California History from the Library of Congress
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbintro.html

  Successful California Missions activity - http://californiamissionguide.com/california-mission-lesson-plans/california-mission-activities/

  California Mission Models -
                             http://factcards.califa.org/mis/model.html
                             https://www.pinterest.com/pin/201043570839846659/
                             https://www.pinterest.com/tsarmina/mission-models/
                             http://www.fieldtripmom.com/2014/01/how-to-make-california-mission-model.html
                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPDXJYEZros


Library of Congress maps of North America 1750-90
  https://www.loc.gov/collections/american-revolutionary-war-maps/about-this-collection/

Rare maps from Colonial Times
  http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/colamer.html

Tour Boston's Freedom Trail
    
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/
    
http://www.nps.gov/bost/index.htm

     Links to The Freedom Trail

       https://kathimitchell.com/BFT.htm
     Boston Freedom Trail field trip pictures

       https://kathimitchell.com/Boston2002/bostonfieldtrip.html

Education in the Colonies
  
 
http://web.archive.org/web/20001211234700/http://alumni.cc.gettysburg.edu/~s330558/schooling.html
   
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/13coloniesschool.htm
  
Hornbooks and Battledores
    
http://theartofthebook.blogspot.com/2006/10/hornbooks-and-battledores.html
    
http://www.stellabooks.com/articles/abc.php

     
Another source

Lessons for Colonial Education
    https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson166.shtml

Colonial Currency and Coins  with pictures and information
   http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCurrency/index.html


   French and Indian War:

The French & Indian War (PBS Jan. 18 and 25, 2006) Visit Relive Learn
    http://www.fortedwards.org/f-i-war/f-i-home.htm

Overview of French and Indian War from Ohio
    http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=498

French and Indian War from Netherlands site
    http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/history-2005/the-colonial-period/the-french-and-indian-war.php

Kidport Reference Library and other sources
    http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/FrenchIndian/FrenIndWar.htm
    
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/frenchandindianwar1.htm
    
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h608.html
    https://www.ushistory.org/us/8b.asp
   
http://www.historycentral.com/revolt/French.html
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_and_Indian_War

An overview of the French and Indian War
    
http://www.militaryheritage.com/7yrswar.htm

Maps of the French and Indian War
    http://www.masshist.org/maps/Intro/FISplash.htm


Other Resources:

Early America Archives plus Crossword Puzzle - http://earlyamerica.com

Colonial Lesson Plans - http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Colonial_America/
                      
https://www.teachervision.com/subjects/social-studies-history/colonial-america
                      
https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/colonialhouse/teachers.html
                     
 https://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/colonial.html
                       https://www.educationworld.com/a_sites/sites011.shtml

Edsitement Lessons - https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/american-colonial-life-late-1700s-distant-cousins
                      https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/why-do-we-remember-revere-paul-reveres-ride-history-and-literature

Colonial Lesson Plans from The Teachers' Corner
   
https://thematicunits.theteacherscorner.net/colonial-america.php

    Carol Hurst's Page of Books and Ideas -
         
http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/ushistory/colonial.html


    Johnny Tremain Study Guide
          
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/pdf/johnny_tremain.pdf


    Paul Revere's Ride - Lesson plan about the poem -
          
http://www.emcp.com/product_catalog/school/litLink/Grade08/U09-06paulrevere/

Using Jean Fritz's books in the classroom -
   
https://kathimitchell.com/jeanfritz.doc
   
http://www.connected-learning.org/Products/sbrachlu2.htm

French and Indian War Resource Guides -
   https://www.ncdcr.gov/education/topics/french-and-indian-war
  
https://guides.loc.gov/french-indian-war
   https://nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/dpla-tg-047/teaching-guide-exploring-the-french-and-indian-war/

  WebQuests:

A Royal Charter from the King
   
http://web.archive.org/web/20060618131200/http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/educators/cctech/currRes/charter.htm


California Missions Webquests:
  
 http://www.suhsd.k12.ca.us/mvm/netlinks/1missions4/1missions4.html

Colonial America Webquest and Internet Travel
   
http://brebru.com/webquests/colonialtimes/colonialcrier/colonialcrier.html

 Colonial Children Webquest
   
http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/WebQ97/COLAMER2.HTM

Colonial Towns
    http://teacher.scholastic.com/webquest/ushist/coltowns.htm

Colonial Webquests and projects:
   http://web.archive.org/web/20060708023649/http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/pgore/webquest.htm
  
http://jo-annbrierley.tripod.com/
  
Creating A Colony in a New Land 
   http://www.misscantillon.com/Creating%20a%20Colony%20in%20the%20.htm

Jamestown Webquests - http://pocahontas-jamestown-webquest.weebly.com/
                        
https://sites.google.com/site/mrlee4th/jamestownwebquest
                         https://www.pinterest.com/pin/433682639113977469/


Johnny Tremain Webquest and projects - http://www.smoran.ednet.ns.ca/JohnnyTremain/JTWelcome.htm
                                          http://questgarden.com/107/89/2/100805210945/index.htm
                                          http://my-ecoach.com/resources/litconnect/tremain.html   

Art in Colonial Times - https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/arid/hd_arid.htm
                      
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/american-colonial.htm
                      
https://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/arts/visual/american-canadian/american-art/the-colonial-period
                      
https://americanart.si.edu/art/highlights/early-america

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