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Use these approved websites to research the colonial regions:
Books from Our Catalog
Look for books about Colonial America at 973 in the Nonfiction section of our library. Here are a few titles to get you started.
The Thirteen Colonies by
Introduces the European immigrants who came to North America as explorers and settlers, their interactions with native people, and the wars that ultimately led to their independence.
The New Americans by
Publication Date: 1998-03-19
The New Americans tells the story of the origins of our colonial settlements.
The Rhode Island Colony by
Traces the history of Rhode Island to 1790 when it became the last colony to ratify the Constitution.
The Jamestown Colony by
An account of the first permanent English settlement in North America, with all its tragedies and disasters, established in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia.
Colonial America Encyclopedia by
The American Colonies by
Publication Date: 2001-10-23
Focuses on the daily life and activities of people within a particular community and time period.
Use books and approved websites to find information about a Colonial Settlement of America. Use this information to create Google Slides presentation of the area.
Research the following for the travel brochure:
- Jobs: How did they make money?
- Trade: What did they trade?
- Food and Natural Resources: What was available from the land?
- Slavery or Indentured Servants: Did they have them? Why or Why Not?
2. Geography & Climate
- Location on a map
- Type of land and it's value
- Names of each colony in the region
- What religious group(s) settled there?
- Population: Who already lives there?
- Founders: Who and Why?
- Recreational Activities: What did they do for fun?
- Problems: What were the colonies challenges?
5: Why is this region better than the other regions?
This project is based on the Cranston Public Schools Social Studies curriculum project for Grade 5 Trimester 2.
Project re-design by Mrs. Basso & Mrs. Theroux, Stadium Elementary School.
LibGuide by Mrs. Basso, School Librarian