13 Colonies

What are the 13 colonies?

These are some websites related to my topic
1. To learn about the 13 colonies, you should know their names and who founded them. This is a really good site to learn about the thirteen colonies and other very valuable information.

2. Do you need general information about the thirteen colonies? This is a good site for you to find original writings, newspapers, maps, and much much more.

3. Plymouth History covers the story of Plymouth: Its people, Plymouth Plantation, and the Mayflower. You will find a lot more interesting things here.

 

4. Fifth grade project presenting an overview of the New England, middle, and southern colonies.

5. Roughly 400 years ago, on December 20, 1606, three merchant ships loaded with passengers arrived at Jamestown. You can look around this historical town and learn about history as well as modern maps through this site.

6. This is a really good site where you can find almost everything about Colonial American History. It includes a virtual tour, stories, and pictures.

7.Are you descended from Pocahontas? Please check it out.

 
 

8. Have you heard about the Salem Witch Trials? It is really eerie to me but it occurred in what is now the town of Dannvers, then a parish of Salem Town.

9. Do you know about the first Thanksgiving? You can read about the history of Thanksgiving and see some pictures and much much more. Don't forget to check out a virtual turkey.

10.This site will give you much useful information about colonial life, government, currency, food, family, clothing, and other things.

 
 

Integrated Topic Activities

Actvity 1

1. Web site or software used in this activity.
Click on my topic web site # 1 above http://www.seanet.com/Users/pamur/13colony.html
2. Description of the activity.
Check each colony, ask the students to look up the map of America and let them find where the 13 colonies were. While they read the story of each colony, they can find who the founders were, what religion and what country they came from, and what was the motivation to find the new world. The teacher can also ask the students to find the original home countries of the colonists on the map.
3. Grade level for which the activity is most appropriate
This activity is appropriate for 4th grade students.
4. List 2 subject areas that are integrated into the activity
Language Arts and History.
5  Georgia QCCs  -  at least one for each subject area
Language Arts: increase vocabulary to reflect a growing range of interests and knowledge. 
History: compares and contrasts early colonial settlements in the New England, Middle Atlantic and Southern Colonies - settlers' country of origin- settlers' motivations - and  - use of natural resources.


 
Activity 2

1. Web site or software used in this activity
Go to useful information Web site #10 above http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Colonization_Colonial_Life.html
2. Description of the activity.
Go to the colonial clothing place and learn about their costumes, shoes, and children's clothing too. Compare them to modern costumes. The students can see historical clothing, patterns, and pictures. Ask them to draw their own pictures related to colonial costumes. The students can talk and discuss the differences.
3. Grade level for which the activity is most appropriate
It is appropriate for 4th grade students.
4. List 2 subject areas that are integrated into the activity
Language Arts and Fine Arts.
5  Georgia QCCs  -  at least one for each subject area
Language Arts: reads a variety of materials for information and pleasure.
Fine Arts: creates artworks using the following: the properties of colors (e.g., hue, intensity, and value). Explains how art reflects the relationship between artists and their culture (e.g., geographic, political, religious, and economic)
 
 

Art work by Martin Ertlschweiger, 4th Grade Student at West Gordon Elementary School. He is very smart and curious about almost everything 
 
Activity 3

1. Web site or software used in this activity.
Go to the Thanksgiving site # 9 above www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/
2. Description of the activity.
Check the story of Thanksgiving and Pilgrims and America's history. Describe how they feel about Thanksgiving and value of family.Write some stories about last thanksgiving such as who visited, what they did, what kind of food they had. Check Thanksgiving receipes and nutrition of the food. The students can estimate and measure some ingredients when they read the recipes.
3. Grade level for which the activity is most appropriate
It is appropriate for 4th graders.
4. List 2 subject areas that are integrated into the activity
Health and Mathematics.
5  Georgia QCCs - at least one for each subject area
Health: explains dietary disorders and health problems associated with nutrient deficiencies and excesses.
Mathematics: estimates and measures using appropriate instruments, temperature, capacity, millilmeter ounce, centimeter cup, liter pint, quart.


 

                  


 

Software Reviews
 

1. Number's undercover (Sunburst communication)
This is a good software program for kids to learn about the concepts of mathematics. There are several items kids can choose such as apple, dollar, clock, train, and car. It is easy to follow the directions too.

2. Bailey's book house (EDMARK)
This is good for 1st graders to learn new words and sounds. If they click on the object, the object will ask them to do something with actual picture. Children will love it if they see pictures crying and laughing so that they can control them by clicking.

3. New Millennium World Atlas (Rand McNally)
It was difficult for me to navigate. I think Children will have some diffculty to follow all the directions.You can locate places on the map, information about people, physical geography, history but you should be accustomed to using this program. This is for adults not for children.

4. Jump Start: 1st Grade (Knowledge Adventure)
It is good for children to hear the sounds and see the movements. Just click anything they see in the virtual classroom. Then they will be led to wonderful places such as the lunch room, kitchen, and playground, as well as books they can read. They will hear all the stories with wonderful pictures and written letters too. It is user friendly. It also combines math with language. It develops children's ability to learn words and math and environment of the school.

5. Reader's Rabbit Reading 2 (The Learning Company)
It is good for children to read the book. The cute animals come out to explain what are the word's areas and teach word compounds, blending, vowels, word match, and the alphabet. It develops children's ability to discriminate speech sounds and letter patterns. It helps them become familiar with the beginning and ending sounds of blended words and to identify vowel sounds. the program also teaches the alphabet and spelling.
 
 

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