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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
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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

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Paper Weavings
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
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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)
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
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Lesson Plans

Paper Weavings
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Communities: Past and Present
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Make a Dried Bouquet
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References

17th-Century Pastimes and Sports
Declaration of Independence
The Mayflower Compact
Brief History of Thanksgiving
William Bradford Biography
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Articles

Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities
Jean Fritz's American History Books
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
Articles of Confederation
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
A Pilgrim Conversation Rubric
More Colonial Times Articles

Language Arts Activities

Jean Fritz's American History Books
American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Colonial Gardens
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Pilgrim Rebus
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Patrick Henry's Influence
Early European Settlements Reading Warm-Up
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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
Boston Tea Party
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Declaration of Independence
Give Me Liberty Reading Guide
Site of the Boston Massacre
More Popular American Revolution Resources

Colonization Resources

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

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