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Online Resources

As with any internet activity, caution is advised in

allowing students to access these pages. They are

merely available sites.

http://earlyamerica.com/

Has an online interactive crossword puzzle

http://www4.bcity.com/history/

Written in the form of a newspaper doing articles on

that period

 

http://www.colonialhall.com/

The Declaration Of Independence Signers

http://www.mohonasen.org/copy_of_colonies/Version2/index1.htm

The beginning of the 13 colonies

http://www.hfmgv.org/smartfun/colonial/intro/index.html

A colonial family..be an interactive history detective

 

http://www.wvlc.wvnet.edu/history/wvah.html

West Virginia Archives And History

 

Some suggested activities to accompany the study guides:

  1. Define the word "colonial" and the period it

spanned in U.S. and VA history.

  1. Make a chart of the characters you encounter showing

where they lived, why they (or their ancestors) came,

obstacles encountered and success.

  1. Using encyclopedias and other reference materials,

identify important persons of W.VA & U.S. colonial times.

Include Native Americans, African Americans,

and "settlers."

  1. Locate and read literature (both fiction and nonfiction)

written during and about the colonial period.

  1. Research crafts, games and other colonial

activities to demonstrate and perform.

  1. Describe how the Native Americans lived

and early colonial settlers survived to establish

permanent resident. Describe

the relationship between the two groups.

  1. Identify and define the different

socioeconomic groups of people

and their characteristics.

8. Describe family life as a colonial child.

  1. Use census information to determine

who was included in the family.

  1. Describe shelter, furnishings, costume,

education, food, chores, recreation common to

the colonial child.

  1. Write a report on a specific colonial topic.

  1. Make a time line of characters from a few

colonial period historical fiction/nonfiction books.

Add to the time line important historical events.

  1. Discuss any ways in which the events

might have affected the characters.

  1. Draw a silhouette of a character with adjectives

inside the silhouette which describe that character.

Around the outside provide documentation from the

book to support each adjective.

  1. Make a time line of characters from a

few colonial period historical fiction/nonfiction books.

Add to the time line important historical events.

  1. Discuss any ways in which the events might

have affected the characters.