Colonial America

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The New England Colonies [ushistory.org]

The New England Colonies

Social Studies Ideas for Elementary Teachers: Grading Interactive Notebooks...Grading notebooks can be a real challenge, the ideas here not only help teachers grade a notebook, but help students think through what they are learning.

Grading Interactive Notebooks

Grading Interactive Notebooks Sometimes I hear people say that they do not use the interactive notebooks because the grading is so diffi...

Learn about the trapper's life in Colonial America by creating a "coonskin" hat from cotton balls. This kid's craft is great fun.

Colonial America [Life as a Trapper]

Learn about the trapper's life in Colonial America by creating a "coonskin" hat from cotton balls. This kid's craft is great fun.

Students will love learning about the trapper's life while creating this coonskin cap from cotton balls and a paper bag.

Colonial America Activities with Life as a Trapper

Students will love learning about the trapper's life while creating this coonskin cap from cotton balls and a paper bag.

Get some inspiration before creating your Colonial America dioramas including Jamestown, Plimoth Plantation, a Colonial kitchen, and Southern Plantation.

Diorama Craft for Students

Get some inspiration before creating your Colonial America dioramas including Jamestown, Plimoth Plantation, a Colonial kitchen, and Southern Plantation.

Quill Pencil coloring page

Quill Pencil on crayola.com

1. Use Crayola® crayons, colored pencils, or markers to decorate the feather. 2. Cut out the feather. 3. Fold the feather in half along the dotted fold line. Slip a Crayola® crayon or colored pencil inside the feather, and tape it in place. Did you know?Quills, the hollow stem of a bird's feather, was once the primary writing tool. The writer had to dip the quill into a pot of ink after every few words. It took a long time to write a letter until the mid-ninteenth century when…

[VIDEO]: (NO WORDS, no story, just music playing while it shows you scenes from an every day life for a pilgrim) The Pilgrims (6:41 min long)

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School House Rock - Government - No More Kings - YouTube

School House Rock - Government - No More Kings

I found these on the net and figured that as a Public Service I would post these, as they were originaly intended as such. Enjoy and thanx for watching. "Tho...

Use this as a way for students to see similarities and differences between colonies. Could be used with many different content areas.

Use this as a way for students to see similarities and differences between colonies. Could be used with many different content areas.

Printable Math sheets, and directions, to help you make this Colonial quilt. Fractions, geometry, social studies connections.

Math + Social Studies = Awesomeness

By now, you all know that I love teaching Social Studies, so it should come as no surprise that when I am teaching other subjects, I find any way I can to throw a little historical connection in. We are now studying about the 13 colonies. We are also doing both geometry and fractions in math. How on earth do I combine the two??? Colonial Quilts! Gorgeous, eh? I am seriously over the moon about how this project turned out. I can't stop looking at it. (the picture above isn't the 100% final…

Tons of great free printables and mini books for world and US History

History

You are welcome to download these pages for your own personal use. I humbly ask that if you wish to share these pages, you please link back to my blog. :) Basic History Notebook Pages Use these …

FREE - The Journey Of The Mayflower - A great activity sheet to use in the classroom during Thanksgiving studies.

The Journey Of The Mayflower

The Journey Of The Mayflower This is a free worksheet to use when teaching your students about the Mayflower. Just print and copy to use this easy no-prep worksheet. Happy Thanksgiving! Click on the links below to view additional items: Turkey Time - Thanksgiving Math Thanksgiving Word Wal...

The American Revolution! Using cards as a timeline or a flip book to learn the story of the Revolutionary War. Great for classroom or homeschool use!

The Revolution on Our Wall

I'm a little addicted to timelines. I love them. I think they help students visual the story of history. I know they help me. Our most recent story: The American Revolution It takes us from the French and Indian War to the Treaty of Paris. It's an exciting story filled with heroes and battles. And now it's on our wall. I used twine strung between small finishing nails and mini clothes pin to make our timeline. Each card has the name of an integral person or event from the Revolutionary War…

Thinking Maps for the 13 Colonies, (or any subject matter)...moving up on Bloom's Taxonomy. Love these!!!

Thinking Mapping the Colonies

This week, after FINALLY finishing the Columbian Exchange essays and Explorer "wanted posters" (it sure seemed like we were working on those for ages), we moved on to our unit on the 13 Colonies. After our initial discussion, in which we set the stage for why England chose North America to begin with, the students used their social studies books to create all EIGHT Thinking Maps....relating them to the Colonies in some way. We first brainstormed ideas for each map. How could we use the…