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Colonial America

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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. Find social studies, history, and language arts resources on the Pilgrims, colonization, and events leading up to the American Revolution.

Printables

Use these different printable worksheets and activities to help students build their understanding of Colonial America. The resources range from lesson plans, comprehension guides, reading materials, and much more!

Quizzes

Tired of making your own history quizzes? Who says you have to? Review the different quizzes in this section to use as the perfect complement to your lessons and activities. You can use the quizzes as is or can modify them to better meet your teaching style or the needs of your classroom.

Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Use these art/music/drama activities to help your students learn what it was like to live in Colonial America. These resources will help your students not only recall important information from your lessons and about the historical period, but will build critical higher order skills that will help them become more future ready.

Thanksgiving Activities

Prepare your students to learn more about the origins of this holiday by reviewing different historical and cultural recipes, read different personal accounts, or diving into a full blown unit of study. By incorporating these different activities and resources into your lessons, your students will have a renewed understanding and appreciation for Thanksgiving.

Native-American Heritage

Help students understand the different people affected by the colonization of America by focusing on Native American heritage. With several units to choose from, students can identify the struggles that this group went through as they tried to maintain their heritage and identity.

Lesson Plans

Use these comprehensive lesson plans to build students higher order thinking skills about Colonial America. In each lesson plan, you will be guided to complete a series of activities with students and each provides you options for extending the activity for students to work on independently.

Foods from Colonial Times

Take students back to the past by learning about the different foods from colonial times. These activities will help students use higher order skills to connect their own understandings to those individuals in history. Make these truly interactive and make some of the recipes in your classroom.

References

Use these resources to supplement your teaching of Colonial America. From primary and secondary sources to reading comprehension articles, students will enhance their understanding of this time period with authentic texts.

Articles

Use these comprehensive articles to strengthen your students reading comprehension skills and understanding of this historical period. In additional to articles, some resources have teachers guides, videos, and activities to help students explore this topic even deeper.

Language Arts Activities

Use these different books, articles, teaching guides, and reading warm ups to help students build their reading comprehension skills and understanding of Colonial America. Each resource provides students with meaningful ways to interact with this topic through the use of interactive activities, guiding questioning and much more.

Biographies

Use these secondary sources to help students learn more about key individuals from Colonial America. These resources can be used to supplement lessons or activities you are completing with your students, or as sources of information that students can use to complete projects and reports.

American Revolution Resources

Use these resources to supplement your teaching of the American Revolution. From primary and secondary sources to reading comprehension articles, students will enhance their understanding of this time period with authentic texts. Literature guides can also assist you in providing a deeper study of this topic with your students.

Colonization Resources

Use these resources to supplement your teaching of the American colonization. From primary and secondary sources to reading comprehension articles, students will enhance their understanding of this time period with authentic texts. Literature guides and units of study can also assist you in providing a deeper study of this topic with your students.

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