As with any internet activity, caution is advised in
allowing students to access these pages. They are
merely available sites. We strongly recommend you view the pages on the
Shawnee Indians with your students
Back In The Day
a great page full of ideas from Education World
Discover what a hornbook is and how it was used
by 18th century school children
Has an online interactive crossword puzzle
Written in the form of a newspaper from
the time period
Information on the formation of WV counties
Instructions on making a classroom “quilt”
using 18th C. information.
Students may read short histories on Chief Tarhe, Mary Drapers Ingels
and Chief Logan as well as read about Lord Dunmore’s War
Signers of the Declaration Of
The beginning of the 13 colonies
Visit a colonial family. Be an interactive history detective
One of the best online resources for student information.
A virtual tour of a native village - highly recommended
A look inside the Shawnee Culture
A WONDERFUL list of learning links for the Indian peoples of our area.
First Americans West. Warning: These are the original handwritten documents
that you will be viewing, not a transcription.
More information on the
Art by Robert Griffing that is a wonderful pictoral
reference of the
Some suggested activities to accompany the online resources:
Make a hornbook, the tool early American students used to study reading and poetry.
the word “colonial” and the period it spanned in
Make a chart of the characters you encounter showing
where they lived, why they (or their ancestors) came,
obstacles encountered and successes they had.
resources that detail the life of the
people and compare that with the dress and lives of the western Indians.
Using encyclopedias and other reference materials,
identify important persons of
Include Native Americans, African Americans, and “settlers.”
Locate and read literature (both fiction and nonfiction)
written during and about the Virginian frontier.
Research crafts, games and other 1770’s
activities to demonstrate and perform.
Describe how the Native Americans lived
and early frontier settlers survived to establish permanent resident.
Describe the relationship between the two groups.
Identify and define the different
socioeconomic groups of people and their characteristics.
What might you have been during the time period?
Describe family life as a colonial child.
Use census information to determine who was included in the family.
Describe shelter, furnishings, costume, education, food, chores,
recreation common to the colonial child.
Write a report on a specific concern held by the early settlers on
the western Virginian frontier. Or issues that concerned the native
americans they found here.
Make a time line of characters and events that helped to
shape the western Virginian frontier and the
Discuss any ways in which the events
might have affected the characters.
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.