TeacherWeb

Mrs. Houghton, Grades 5/6



Top Divider

 

Colonies


Everyday life in the 13 colonies - PBS website
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/perspectives_daily.html

vocabulary game - settlement of U.S.
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/or/books/applications/ewordgame/index_e.html?book=e&chapter=4&title=Chapter%204:%20European%20Settlements

watch short clips showing life back in the colonial days
http://www.libertyskids.com/nowthen/index.html

Homework helper - LOTS of information
Scroll down to find the colonies you're looking for 
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/amhsthc.html#colam

Colonial Houses - Dutch, English, French, Spanish
http://www.takus.com/architecture/1colonial.html

vocab game - New England colonies
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/or/books/applications/ewordgame/index_e.html?book=e&chapter=5&title=Chapter%205:%20New%20England%20Colonies

A Colonial Family
Read about a  real family in Connecticut; play a game
http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/smartfun/colonial/intro/index.html

Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation)
http://www.plimoth.org/what-see-do

The Thanksgiving feast at Plymouth
http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=1083

Salem Mass historical homes
http://www.salemweb.com/guide/arch/houses.shtml

Roger Williams and Providence (Rhode Island)
http://www.nps.gov/rowi/historyculture/index.htm

Quaker colony of Pennsylvania
Not real easy reading, but good info.
Can navigate to other colonies, too.
http://www.usahistory.info/colonies/Pennsylvania.html

history of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia
info about William Penn and Ben Franklin
http://www.ushistory.org/

***Kids' Life in English colonies - Pennsylvania
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/index.htm

Early colonies, includes link to St. Augustine
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/colonial

New Orleans history
http://gatewayno.com/history/histroy.html

Spanish missions
http://californias-missions.org/

thinkquest - Spanish missions
http://library.thinkquest.org/3615/

Spanish in Florida
http://www.flheritage.com/KIDS/history.cfm#first

St. Augustine's fort - Castillo San Marcos
http://www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm

San Antonio Missions
http://www.nps.gov/saan/historyculture/history2.htm

Dutch Colonies in America
  Written for kids, lots of pictures ***
http://books.google.com/books?id=8J4rVbrJNUYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=dutch+colonies+in+america&source=bl&ots=nelCVhdC8W&sig=LxCH7k8PuJuJc6Q0JdkvYt1VFgw&hl=en&ei=hFs_TaTrOYS4sQPS_-HhBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

Farming in Manhattan (New Amsterdam)
  Not easy reading, but there's some good information
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/E/wic/wic02.htm

A virtual tour of New Netherland
  
http://www.nnp.org/vtour/index.html

New France
  Fur trading posts established... be sure to click down the right side menu
and read at least 3 pages
http://www.linksnorth.com/canada-history/thefounding.html

Canada Fur Traders
http://www2.canadiana.ca/hbc/intro_e.html

Canada Fur Trade
http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_furtrade/fp_furtrade2.html

short introduction to French Fur Trade, 
then they talk about other fur trading groups
http://www.pcmaf.org/fur_trade.htm

French fur trade
Read this page, then click on Rendezvous
http://www.whiteoak.org/historical-library/fur-trade/

French Fur Trade in Wisconsin
Lots of information, not too hard to read, though not especially for kids
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-007/

French settlement of Louisiana, written for a college course, but a good
reader can understand it. We're just interested up to 1763. 
http://www.latech.edu/tech/liberal-arts/geography/courses/310/text/french.htm

Wow! Maps, photos, and lots of information about New France
Virtual Museum of New France

Old Fort Niagara - take a 360-degree tour
Click on arrows to go inside
Warning! Don't spin so fast that you get dizzy
Old Fort Niagara

Campfires and Candlelight tour 2012
Photos
Fort Vancouver Re-enactments

Other Resources



Google

Bottom Divider

TeacherWeb
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
©2014 TeacherWeb, Inc.