Early American Settlers In Plymouth and Jamestown Colonies
History, Anthropology, Geography
Dana Conley
Second Grade
Lanier County Elementary School
 
 
  
Here are 10 useful websites on the Early American Settlers:

Journey to America
This website gives a great variety of activites t
o do with the students while teaching a lesson on the early settlers.

Plimoth Plantation
This website is a virtual tour of a Pilgrim village in 1627.

Colonial America
This website gives information and pictures about the Colonial society, school, and culture.

Liberty Kids
This website the students can see the difference between the life in 1700s and today.  The students can watch an episode on comparing the different lifestyles and play games.

Life of a Colonial Kid
This website gives the students an opportuntity to live the life of a colonial kid.  This gives the students a "real life" connection.

History Detective
This website allows students to become a history detective.  The students go back in time to collect clues and uncover answers about colonial life in the 1700s.

Lesson Plans on the Plimoth and Jamestown settlers
This website contains various lesson plans that can be used by elementary teachers to teach a unit on the Plimoth and Jamestown settlers.

Children in Colonial Times
This website the students can step into the daily life of children during this time.  The students can see schools, clothing , and other things that this time period had.

Interactive Farmscene
This website contains a farm scene from the colonial period.  The students can click on a scene and the learn about what is happening in the scene.

Lesson Plans on Colonial America
This is a great resouce for teachers to use to incorporate the Colonial America into daily lesson plans.

                Activities for Children              

1.  Go to Life of Colonial Kid website.  The student will step back in time and discover how school was in the 1700's.  The student will plot the journey of the colonists from England to Jamestown on a map using push pins.
QCC
Core Social Study Skills
36
Topic:  Time and Chronology
Standard:  Identifies cause and effect relationship among events and dates.

History
13
Topic:  Colonization
Standard:  Describes the customs of the Early American settlers in Plymouth and Jamestown Colonies--food, shelter,clothing, and transportation.



2.  Using the Interactive Farmscene website.  The student will learn what occurred on a farm during the 1700's.  The student will describe what occurs during a typical day from sunrise to sunset on the farm.
QCC
Core Social Study Skills
34
Topic:  Time and Chronology
Standard:  Places events in chronological order

Core Social Study Skill
35
Topic:  Time and Chronology
Standard:  Uses timeline to plot specific activities in his/her life

History
13
Topic:  Colonization
Standard:  Describes the  customs of the Early American settlers in Plymouth and Jamestown colonies--food, shelter, clothing, and transportation.


3.  Go to History Detective.  The student will describe the types of shelters the colonists built and lived in.  The student will learn about natural resources used in the colonial time and create one of their own.
QCC
Core Social Study Skills
14
Topic:  Information Processing
Standard:  Acquires information through reading, observing, and listening.

History
13
Topic:  Colonization
Standard:  Describes the customs of the Early American settlers in Plymouth and Jamestown colonies--food, shelter, clothing, and transportation.

4.  Go to Liberty's kids and play mystery guest.  The student will be given 3 clues to guess a famous person from the colonial time.  Once the mystery guest is revealed, the student will learn some interesting fact about them.  The student will write 3 interesting facts about the mystery guest and share it with the class.
QCC
Core Social Study Skills
14
Topic:  Information Processing
Standard:  Acquires information through reading, observing, and listening.

Core Social Study Skills
19
Topic:  Information Processing
Standard:  Demonstrates a knowledge of certain words, pictures, or ideas by grouping them together.

History
13
Topic:  Colonization
Standard:  Describes the customs of the Early American settlers in Plymouth and Jamestown colonies--food, shelter, clothing, and transportation.

5.  Go to Children in Colonial Times website.  The student will learn how the children of the colonial times dressed.  The student will create a Venn diagram to compare clothing of the 1700's to their own clothing.
QCC
Core Social Study Skills
14
Topic:  Information Processing
Standard:  Acquires information through reading, observing, and listening.

History
13
Topic:  Colonization
Standard:  Describes the customs of the Early American settlers in Plymouth and Jamestown colonies--food, shelter, clothing, and transportation. 
               

                                                                                                
Collaborative Activities for Home

1.  Go to the Plimoth Plantation website.  This website is great for parents and students to take a virtual tour of a Pilgrim village in 1627 to see the many different sights the village contains.

2.  Click on Liberty Kids website.  Parents and students can watch episodes of the 1700's  lifestyles and play interactive games.

3.  Click on Colonial America.  This website is great for information for parents and students can review together and discuss the early settlers society, school, and culture.

4.  Using the Interactive Farmscene, both parents and students can click on the various spots on the farmscene and find out cool information about farm life in the 1700's.

5.  Go to Life of a Colonial Kid website.  This website shows the parents and students the types of food that were available to the colonists.  Together they can follow a recipe used by the colonists and enjoy the typical food from the 1700's.



 
                                                                                
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                  
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

                  Title and Author                                                                              Annotations

If you Lived in Colonial Times
 Ann McGovern                                                                                
This book tells you what it was like to live in the New England colonies during the 1700 's.  The book answers what did people eat, what did people sleep on, and many other interesting questions.  This book contains pictures that help children imagine what it was really like in the colonial days.
The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving
Ann McGovern


This book tells about the Pilgrims during their first year at Plymouth and the struggles they had during this time.  Children will be interested to learn that the Pilgrims brought over two dogs and a cat with them on the Mayflower.
Colonial Times from A to Z
Bobbie Kalman

This book describes the colonial life in America by using the ABC format.  You will see how the colonist dress, trade, daily living, and games.  The book focuses on daily living such as who does what type of job and how people lived in the 1700's.
If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
Ann McGovern
This book explains why the Pilgrims left England to live in America.  It tells what the Pilgrims took with them on board the Mayflower and the hardships they endured in the new land.

                                                          

                                                                                                                                                  



Resources for Parents

          Title and Author                                                       Annotations

Colonial Days:  Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities and Recipes
David C. King
This book contains over 40 hands-on projects from the days of the Colonial  Times.  The children will enjoy exploring the various projects that the early settlers did.
This is America, Charlie Brown--The Mayflower Voyages
Charles Schultz
This video shows the new land and life featuring everyone's favorite Peanuts characters.  The Pilgrims settle into their new homeland with the help from Charlie Brown and his friends.
Liberty's Kids
The Learning Company
This software is based on the PBS television show called Liberty Kid's.  This software brings to life the history of the colonial times.  Liberty's Kids puts the children back into the colonial times by letting the them become reporters, challenging themselves about the past, and most importantly, watch history unfold in front of their eyes.
The Mouse on the Mayflower
Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass
This video tells about the voyage on the Mayflower from a mouse's point of view. 

                                          





    Test on Early Settlers    


1.  People who came over on the Mayflower were called? 
       a.  Indians         b.  Australians          c.  Settlers      d. Cowboys

2.  What was the name of the ship the settlers sailed on to America?
    a.  Mayflower     b.  Mayfield      c.  Mouse      d.  Anna Maria

3.  How many months were the settlers sailing on the boat from England?
    a.  12 months   b.  6 months       c. 3 months      d.  10 minutes

4.  What did the early settlers use to travel by?
    a.  airplane      b.  train      c.  horses      d.  space shuttle

5.  What was one type of game the colonial children played?
    a.  hopscotch   b.  bingo    c.  playstation   d.  game boy

6.  In the 1700's, how long did it take to travel from Philadelphia to Boston by  
    horse?
      a.  five hours   b. fifteen days   c. five minutes   d.  one year

7.  How many states were in the colonial times?
    a.  fifty         b.  two         c.  thirteen     d. thirty-four

8.  What was the homes of the early settlers made from?
    a.  brick      b.  cement      c.  wood     d.  mobile home

9.   Who made the early settlers clothing?
    a.  Wal-Mart   b. themselves   c.  factories    d.   Sears

10.  Who was one of the early settlers?
      a.  Michael Jordan    b.  President George W. Bush      c.  Ben Franklin

      d.  Alan Jackson

Answers for Test:

1.  c       2.  a        3.  c        4.  c     5. a        6.  b      7. c       8.  c         9.  b       10.  c