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Early American Settlements: For Lower Elementary Grades

These sites are about the early American settlements at Plymouth and Jamestown. They include instructional materials, videos, coloring sheets, games, recipes, and images. Links to eThemes Resources: Pilgrims of Plymouth County, Mayflower Voyage, Famous People: Pocahontas, and Early Settlement of North America.


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Introduce your students to the pilgrims by way of these videos and virtual field trips. NOTE: Site includes ads.
This lesson plan helps students learn about the Pilgrims and their voyage aboard the Mayflower. Includes: overview, standards, resources and preparation, instructional plan, and related resources.
Learn how to use the vernacular of the day and talk like a pilgrim. Listen to audio examples to hear how to speak the phrases.
Learn these games played by the Wampanoag and Pilgrim children. Includes the Wampanoag Toss and Catch game, and the Pilgrim Fox and Geese game.
Read these historical essays that tells stories of the pilgrims.
Taste some of the food enjoyed by the Wampanoag and Pilgrims. Includes recipes for Nasaump, Turkey Sobaheg (stew), Boiled Bread, Curd Fritters, Samp, and Stewed Pompion (pumpkin).
These lesson plans are designed to help students learn about the Jamestown Settlement.
These images help students visualize what life was like for inhabitants of the Jamestown Settlement. Image galleries include The English, The Powhatan Indians, The West Central Africans, and Maps.
These videos are designed to help students learn about the Jamestown Settlement.
Watch these videos to learn more about the context surround the Jamestown Settlement.
These sites are about the life and times of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth and established a colony. Students can explore many images and listen to audio files. There are links to eThemes Resources on the Mayflower Voyage, the Wampanoag Indians, and Thanksgiving.
These sites are about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower to Plymouth. Includes diagrams, photographs, and a map. There are links to eThemes Resources on pilgrims and Thanksgiving.
These sites are about a Native American princess named Pocahontas. Learn about her father, Powhatan, who was chief of the Algonquin tribe, her husband, John Rolfe, and a friend, Captain John Smith. Includes several biographies and portraits of Pocahontas. There is also a classroom unit on Pocahontas, Jamestown, and the Algonquin tribe.
These sites are about early European settlement of North America. There is information about Spanish, English, French, and Dutch colonization, including period images and maps. Find out what daily life was like for kids, men, and women. Included are two related eThemes resources on Colonial life.

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