[Surfnetkids: 31 Aug 2011] French and Indian War

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#1. August 31, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I hope this newsletter finds you dry and safe. Although I was in California, and far, far from Hurricane Irene, it filled me with memories from 2007 when we had to evacuate for nearly a week because of wildfires.

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Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. French and Indian War

by Barbara J. Feldman

French and Indian War Printable (** for premium members only)

The war between Great Britain and France that took place in North America from 1754 to 1763 is usually called The French and Indian War by Americans. It was a fight for control of land, and officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 when France gave all land east of the Mississippi River (except New Orleans) to Britain, Britain returned Cuba to Spain, and Spain surrendered Florida to Britain.

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: French and Indian War Interactive
“Situated in the Piedmont region of North Carolina near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site provides a window into the tumultuous period of history known as the French and Indian War (1754-1763) or Seven Years War.” This exhibit tells the story of the French and Indian War with a series of short videos, a timeline, and a small photo gallery. The site also includes a few printable handouts for teachers (although some of the resource links are broken.)

MrNussbaum.com: French and Indian War
“In North America, fighting began chiefly because both England and France had claimed the land known as the Ohio River Vallery in the hopes of expanding their fur trades.” Visit MrNussbaum.com to learn about the causes of the war, and a description of the war. There are also a variety of related activities, such as a cloze reading, an online scavenger hunt and an interactive crossword puzzle. “5 Down: This fort was constructed after George Washington and his soldiers attacked a French scouting party at the Battle of Jumonville Glen in Pennsylvania.”

Shmoop: The French & Indian War Summary & Analysis
Shmoop is an online “university” dedicated to making digital learning fun, and their French and Indian War section is the most extensive of today’s site picks. It is divided into Summary & Analysis, Timeline, People, Facts, Photos, Best of the Web (more links!), Citations (a bibliography) and Test Review. Test Review is a single page with short one-line summaries of all the key people and events. Shmoop also offers teachers an inexpensive printable package that includes quizzes and lesson plans.

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