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Early Colonization

This topic looks at early colonial America. It examines the impact of English, French and Spanish colonization.

English Colonization

Article Pilgrim Fathers DKA)
Article A Colonial Cast of Characters (HA)
Article A Colonial Cast of Characters Activity - Analyzing Primary Docutments (HA)
Article Jamestown: The First English Colony (HA)
Article Jamestown: The First English Colony Activity (HA)
Website Jamestown Settlement Why Did the First Permanent English Settlement in America Flounder? (I&C)
Media The First Thanksgiving
Media Debunking Pilgrim Myths: The First Thanksgiving
Media John Smith and Jamestown (04:07min)
Website Pocahontas and John Smith (I&C)
Website Views on Women and Wives in Colonial America (I&C)
Media 1606-35: English Settlements and Colonial Grants (map)
Article Introduction to the Colonial Era (1585-1763)
Article Early English Settlement (World Book)
Media Archaeology Suggests a Different Story for Jamestown (10:52min)
Article The Thirteen English Colonies (UXL)
Article Puritans
Media Pilgrims (06:29min)
Media Pennsylvania and the Thirteen Colonies (Quakers) (06:01min)
Media Life for English Settlers (05:20min)
Article Community Life (UXL)
Media Plymouth Plantation, 1620-30 (map)
Media Middle Colonies, c. 1632-82 (map)
Article Colonial Life in America (World Book)
Article Additional Resource Links (World Book)
Article Life in the Colonies – Introduction (HA)
Media Life in the Colonies – Introduction Activity (HA)
Article Life on a Farm (HA)
Article Life on a Farm Activity (HA)
Article Life in Cities (HA
Article Life in Cities Activity (HA)
Article Life for African Americans (HA)
Article Life for African Americans Activity (HA)
Article Religion (HA)
Article Religion Activity (HA)
Article Education (HA)
Article Education Activity (HA)
Article Colonial Families (HA)
Article Colonial Families Activity (HA)
Article Leisure (HA)
Article Leisure Activity (HA)
Article Summary and Activity (HA)
Media Our Colonial Heritage Timeline (HA)
Article Our Colonial Heritage Timeline Activity (HA)
Article Reading Further - A Great Awakening & Activity (HA)
Media Life in the Colonies Reading Challenge (HA) (must log in to US Through Industrialism to view)
Media What Was Life Really Like in the Colonies? Powerpoint (HA) (log in to US Through Industrialism to view)
Media When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2 (12:25min) (preview prior to showing)
Media The Natives and the English - Crash Course US History #3 (11:26min) (preview prior to showing)