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Colonial & Early American Times Resource Unit for 5 th Grade. Created By: Tiffany Tilley. Table of Contents. Introduction Content to be Covered Objectives Activities (sorted by Ohio Social Studies Benchmarks) History People in Societies Geography Economics Government
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This resource unit has been designed to introduce students to life and major events in colonial times and early United States history. This resource unit will cover major events in American history during the time period of 1700-1780. Students will explore this time period using a variety of different engaging activities. Each of the seven areas of the Ohio Content Standards will be addressed within the framework the activities and lessons contained within this resource unit.
Latitude and longitude
Explorations of Christopher Columbus
Early American immigration, routes, travel conditions,
Slavery in the colonies
Virginia Slave Codes
French and Indian War
Imports and exports
Loyalists and Patriots
Sons of Liberty
Boston Tea Party
Declaration of IndependenceContent to be Covered
Name: ___________________________________________ Date: _______________
Colonial Times Evaluation
Multiple choice: Read all the answer choices and circle the correct answer.
1. The author of “Common Sense” was:
2. A natural resource available to early immigrants was:
Fuel for heating and cooking
Crops of food
3. Native American grew many crops. One of those crops is:
4. The important message sent to King George in 1776 and signed by colonists is called the:
Declaration of Independence
Bill of Rights
5. The acts imposed on the colonists by King George requiring them to pay many new taxes were called:
The intolerable Acts
The tax laws
The unfair acts
Short Answer questions: Write a brief response to the question asked.
6. Name three prominent Native American groups present when early immigrants arrived in America.
7. Name the two opposing sides in the French and Indian War and give the outcome of the war (who won).
8. Give an example of a trade transaction between a Native American and a colonist (what they would trade).
Short Essay Questions. Read each question carefully. Respond to all parts of the question in complete sentences. Support your answer with specific facts and/or details.
9. Who were the loyalists and patriots. How did their actions play an important role in America’s (or England’s) future?
10. Discuss the Sons of Liberty and their involvement in the Boston
Tea Party. Give specific details about what happened during the
Boston Tea Party.
This resource is a great reference for teaching the daily lives of colonial and Native Americans. There are sections devoted to education, personal diaries, and information on the slave trade (auctions and runaway slaves).
This book contains 44 detailed, ready-to-color illustrations that depict the drama of American life before the Revolution. Images include arrival from Europe, encounters with Native Americans, the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, the deck of a slave ship, a frontier fort, a colonial kitchen, and much more. Descriptive captions provide brief history lessons.
This book gives the teacher some great art activities to use in the context of colonial America. Some examples are the question and answer disk, colonial quilt, log cabin vocabulary, and many more.
This outstanding book describes the history of these colonies, both individually and collectively. Since its first publication in 1992 it has become the established textbook for students of this period in American history. The third edition, revised throughout and substantially expanded, now includes a chapter on the Spanish in Florida, New Mexico, and Texas, together with an account of the French settlements in Louisiana. Accompanied by maps, contemporary illustrations, chronologies, documents, and a fully updated and expanded bibliography, this comprehensive and readable history of the colonial period offers a fascinating analysis of the evolution of a new and distinctive society.
This book describes the history of the colonies. It contains maps, illustrations, chronologies, and replicas of documents. It is a great resource to find specific information about the colonial period.
This book uses paper models to illustrate key colonial America concepts. This book teaches about goods and services with the New England Seaport diorama and Lift & Look Georgia Plantation. Compare and contrast Colonial towns and homes with the 3-D Jamestown Map, Dutch Step House, and more. Each reproducible model comes complete with background information, easy how-to's, step-by-step lessons, and extension activities.
This book is a great reference source for students. It includes age appropriate text and images. Students can research specific details about colonial America with this text.
This is a great resource for students to access online. This website allows students to look up the Boston Tea party and other infamous events from the colonial period.
This site allows students to see what the lives of children were like in the colonial period. Students can learn about the expectations for children and their daily chores, in addition to learning about clothing and education.
This site has a multitude of information about the colonial period. It has information about the 13 colonies, farming, food, education, religion, and much more.
This website is all about the lost colony of Roanoke. Students will learn about the colony, and the disappearance of the settlers.
This site is a kid-friendly site that is all about colonial America. Students can play games, learn about livestock, and daily lives of people. It also features information for parents and teachers.
This book allows readers to view life in 1775 as a young man travels from Massachusetts to Virginia. It depicts major events and is illustrated.
This book is wrote from the perspective of a child growing up in the colonies. It is a longer chapter book suitable for advanced readers.
Gives information of certain people during the time period. Each letter features a prominent individual from the time and gives a brief biography of the person and their importance in colonial times.
This picture book discusses the key events that led to the American Revolution. It also discusses the Sons of Liberty and their importance in colonial times.
This music recording allows listeners to experience the different drum marches of the colonial soldiers.
This music recording allows listeners to experience authentic native American music. It features mainly native American groups for the northeastern region.
This kid-friendly music collection is designed to give students a kids eye view of the patriots and pioneers through music. Students will learn about patriots such as Samuel Adams and Thomas Jefferson through song.
This music collection is songs that are patriotic. Students may enjoy listening to the variations of patriotic music as it has evolved over time.
This recording illustrates the musical instruments that many native American groups use to create music. Students will enjoy hearing all the different instruments and unique sounds they create.
This film looks at three historic home restorations in Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Students will learn about the history of those three specific sites.
This production from A & E examines the revolutionary period in general. It discusses all the important events leading up to the war and the battles of the war.
This movie is based from the book Johnny Tremain. Students will experience the patriot movement in the colonies through the eyes of a young boy.
This recorded book contains lectures delivered by Professor H.W. Brands, Texas A & M University. He examines the life of Benjamin Franklin and his influence on both American and world history.
This recorded book contains the story of fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper. He eagerly joins the action of the Revolutionary War. On the morning of April 19, 1775, he stands next to his father to confront the British soldiers marching out of Boston.
This book is a brief biography of the Massachusetts radical whose belief in forceful protest against injustice made him one of the leaders of the Revolution.
This computer software comes with Brain Quest questions, multi-player game modes to compete against others, game options designed for individual learning styles. Topics include the colonial period and the revolutionary war.
This computer software allows students to become one of Liberty's Kids and report on the events of the American Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to the battle of Yorktown. They may interview heroes, experience battles and collect interesting historical facts. Then publish a front page, complete with articles and their own headlines.
This sheet music allows for students to learn patriotic music. It includes lyrics and sheet music for keyboard or piano. It includes these songs: The sergeant, Yankee Doodle, Ballad of Bunker Hill, The riflemen of Bennington and others.
This book is an account of the black soldiers, sailors, spies, scouts, guides, and wagoners who participated and sacrificed in the struggle for American independence.
This book gives a brief biography of the women who played a part in colonial America and the American revolution.
The web site contains the full text of Patrick Henry’s famous speech. Students can read and analyze the speech.
This site allows for students to experience colonial life for men, women, and children. Students can discover customs, traditions, foods, and much more from the time period.
This power point presentation is set up like a Jeopardy game. Students can answer trivia questions for points and compete against one another.
This site allows students to explore the trade that existed in the colonies. Students can learn about trade agreements, and the blockades.
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