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Colonial Times Teacher Resources

Take your students on a journey back in time with these colonial lessons, printables, quizzes, and more! Immerse them in this historic period as they learn about indentured servants, Thanksgiving traditions, and Native American heritage. Look below for social studies, history, and language arts resources on the Pilgrims, colonization, and events leading up to the American Revolution.

Printables

Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
All About the Boston Tea Party
Colonial Times – Everyday Things
The King's M & M's: The Stamp Act
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Learn About Paul Revere
More Popular Colonial Times Printables

Quizzes

Early America Quiz
Native Americans Quiz
American Colonies Quiz
Anasazi and Plains Indians Quiz

Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Designing a Quilt Pattern
Native American Indian Crafts
Paper Weavings
Paper Weaving Instructions
What Was a One-Room Schoolhouse?
Then and Now
Make a Dried Bouquet
Music Truths: I Cannot Tell a Lie
Thanksgiving Placemats
A Thanksgiving Quilt

Thanksgiving Activities

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Of Plymouth Plantation
Old Sturbridge Village
More Popular Thanksgiving Activities for Social Studies

Native-American Heritage

Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Indian Pudding
Cranberry-Nut Bread
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
More Native-American Heritage Resources

Lesson Plans

Communities: Past and Present
Colonial America Kaleidoscope
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Colonial American Gazette
Indentured Servants
Women Following Washington's Army
Current Archaeology
More Colonial Times Lesson Plans

References

17th-Century Pastimes and Sports
Declaration of Independence
The Early Congresses
Colonial Population Estimates
Crispus Attucks
More Colonial Times References

Articles

Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Articles of Confederation
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
Readers Theater Script: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Site of the Boston Massacre
More Colonial Times Articles

Language Arts Activities

Give Me Liberty Reading Guide
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Colonial Times: Heritage Handwriting
Colonial School Vocabulary
American History Reading Warm-Up 41 for Gr. 3 & 4: Boston Tea Party
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
More Language Arts Activities for Colonial Times

Biographies

Jean Fritz's American History Books
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
William Bradford Biography

Foods from Colonial Times

Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
Hasty Pudding

American Revolution Resources

Boston Tea Party
Women Following Washington's Army: Washington Hypotheses
Abigail Adams Writes a Letter
Readers Theater Script: Johnny Tremain
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. 1 Discussion Guide
African-Americans in the Revolutionary War
More Popular American Revolution Resources

Colonization Resources

America Is Named
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Daily Journal Topics: Early American Life
More Colonization Resources

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: May Day (5/1), National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/9), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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