Theme Library

Colonial woman

Colonial America

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

The King's M & M's: The Stamp Act
Learn About Paul Revere
The Pilgrim Story
Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
Boston Tea Party Reading Warm-Up
Paper Weaving Instructions
More Popular Colonial Times Printables

Quizzes

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

Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Paper Weavings
Designing a Quilt Pattern
What Was a One-Room Schoolhouse?
Then and Now
Make a Dried Bouquet
Thanksgiving Placemats

Thanksgiving Activities

Paper Weavings
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
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

Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
American Indians Today
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
More Native-American Heritage Resources

Lesson Plans

Paper Weavings
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Communities: Past and Present
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Make a Dried Bouquet
More Colonial Times Lesson Plans

References

17th-Century Pastimes and Sports
Declaration of Independence
The Mayflower Compact
William Bradford Biography
Colonial Population Estimates
More Colonial Times References

Articles

Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities
Jean Fritz's American History Books
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Articles of Confederation
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
More Colonial Times Articles

Language Arts Activities

Jean Fritz's American History Books
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Early European Settlements Reading Warm-Up
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Patrick Henry's Influence
More Language Arts Activities for Colonial Times

Biographies

Jean Fritz's American History Books
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
Crispus Attucks

Foods from Colonial Times

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

American Revolution Resources

Jean Fritz's American History Books
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
My Brother Sam Is Dead
Boston Tea Party
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Declaration of Independence
Give Me Liberty Reading Guide
More Popular American Revolution Resources

Colonization Resources

America Is Named
The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
Of Plymouth Plantation
Daily Journal Topics: Early American Life
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: George Washington
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
More Colonization Resources

If you need to teach it, we have it covered.

Start your free trial to gain instant access to thousands of expertly curated worksheets, activities, and lessons created by educational publishers and teachers.

Start Your Free Trial

Follow us on:

Follow TeacherVision on Facebook
Follow TeacherVision on Google Plus

Highlights

Back to School
Get ready for Back to School! Whether you've returned to the classroom already, or have a couple weeks left of summer break, we have the materials to make those first days easier. Check out our list of Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs, Bulletin Board Ideas, plus our collections of Icebreakers, Behavior Management Resources, Graphic Organizers, and much, much, more!

2016 Presidential Elections
Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more!

September Calendar of Events
September is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Suicide Prevention Week (9/4-10), Labor Day (9/5), International Literacy Day (9/8), Grandparents Day (9/11), Patriot Day (9/11), Author Agatha Christie's Birthday (9/15/1890), Stepfamily Day (9/16), U.S. Constitution Week (9/17-23), International Day of Peace (9/21), Autumn Begins (9/22), and Banned Books Week (9/25-10/1). Plus, celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Classical Music Month, Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Hunger Action Month, Hunger Action Month, Library Card Sign-Up Month, National Sickle Cell Month all September long!