[Surfnetkids: 11 Aug 2010] Colonial America

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#1. August 11, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Colonial America

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/colonial_america.htm

Colonial America Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/colonial_america.pdf

The colonial period of American history starts with the arrival of the first European settlers in the early seventeenth century, and continues until independence was declared in 1776. During this time, the settlers formed thirteen colonies along the Atlantic coast as they built a new way of life and laid the groundwork for a new nation.

Colonial Williamsburg: Kids Zone
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Kids Zone games such as Colonial Gardener, 18th Century Paper Doll, Drum Corps Tryout and Revolutionary Fireworks Frenzy, are designed to give you a virtual taste of colonial life. Parents and teachers will find links to additional educational resources on the site, such as Meet the People and Experience the Life. Wandering back into the main site, under the Multimedia tab on the main horizontal menu, you’ll find more games and interactive quizzes on the Interactive Features page.

Have Fun with History: Colonial America
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Have Fun with History is a collection of history videos, some produced by Have Fun with History, and others from the public domain (i.e. so old that their copyright protection has expired!) Why watch videos made in the 1950’s? HFwH answers the question this way. “Any form of recorded history reflects the time it was written or filmed as much as it does the time period it attempts to capture. But that’s OK, because we get more bang for our history buck we can learn about both time periods.”

Mr. Nussbaum: Interactive 13 Colonies
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Mr. Nussbaum’s Interactive 13 Colonies is my multimedia pick-of-the-day. First must-see activity is the interactive thirteen colonies map. Click on any of the colonies or cities to view the annotation. For quizzes, crosswords, scavenger hunts, and fill-in-the-blank cloze exercises, look in the left-hand menu under Integration. “The thirteen colonies were British colonies ______ between 1607 and 1732.” Related topics, such as biographies of the founding fathers, can also be found in the left-hand menu.

… Click to continue Colonial America .

#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Colonial America Printable
Colonial America Wikipedia Printable
Thirteen Colonies Printable
Paul Revere Printable
Pilgrims of Plymouth Printable
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#4. Related Games

Betsy Ross Flag Jigsaw
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/betsy_ross_flag-js.htm

13 Colonies Trivia
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/13_colonies_trivia.htm

Pilgrim Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/american/pilgrims/

#5. Surfing the Calendar

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#6. Quote of the Week

“I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.” ~~ Martha Washington ~~ (June 2, 1731 – May 22, 1802) American first First Lady of the United States. Click here for more attitude quotes.

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