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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.


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


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
Then and Now
Thanksgiving Placemats
Make a Dried Bouquet
What Was a One-Room Schoolhouse?
A Thanksgiving Quilt
Music Truths: I Cannot Tell a Lie

Thanksgiving Activities

Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
More Popular Thanksgiving Activities for Social Studies

Native-American Heritage

Indian Pudding
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
American Indians Today
Cranberry-Nut Bread
Indians and Pilgrims
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
More Native-American Heritage Resources

Lesson Plans

Communities: Past and Present
Indentured Servants
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
A Pilgrim Conversation
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
More Colonial Times Lesson Plans


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


Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Articles of Confederation
Site of the Boston Massacre
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
More Colonial Times Articles

Language Arts Activities

Colonial School Vocabulary
American History Reading Warm-Up 41 for Gr. 3 & 4: Boston Tea Party
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
Give Me Liberty Reading Guide
Daily Journal Topics: Early American Life
American Colonization Reading Warm-Up
More Language Arts Activities for Colonial Times


Jean Fritz's American History Books
William Bradford Biography

Foods from Colonial Times

Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Hasty Pudding

American Revolution Resources

Boston Tea Party
Abigail Adams Writes a Letter
African-Americans in the Revolutionary War
Readers Theater Script: Johnny Tremain
Women Following Washington's Army: Washington Hypotheses
Colonial American Gazette
Women Following Washington's Army
More Popular American Revolution Resources

Colonization Resources

Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: George Washington
Of Plymouth Plantation
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Patrick Henry's Influence
Colonial Times: Heritage Handwriting
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
More Colonization Resources
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