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Colonial America (1492-1776)

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Books
            Life in Colonial America (Grades 5-6)


Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading: Grades 4-5 Reading Level
     Benjamin Franklin (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     House of Burgesses (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Social Classes in Colonial America (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Women in Colonial America (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Roanoke and Jamestown (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Education in Colonial America (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     Colonial America's Communication (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     George Washington in the French and Indian War (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)
     The French and Indian War (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)


Finish the Story
     Hannah's History Surprise (Grades 3-6)
     Colonial Times: Violet Considers Freedom (Grades 5-6)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     Spanish Colonies (Very Quick Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     The Colonies Grow (Very Quick Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     New Amsterdam (Very Quick Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     The Jamestown Colony (Very Quick Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     The Plymouth Colony (Very Quick Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     A Pilgrim Child's Life (Short Reader; Grades 1-2 Readability)
     The Beginning of Slavery in the Colonies (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Letter from a Williamsburg Maze (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     The Sons and Daughters of Liberty (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     The Boston Massacre (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     The French and Indian War (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)
     The First American Colonies (Short Reader; Grades 5-6 Readability)

Spanish
     La vida de un niņo Peregrino (grades 1-2)


Reading Comprehensions
The First Colonies
     Freedom of Religion (Grades 3-4)
     Why the Settlers Came (Grades 5-7)
     The Lost Colony (Grades 5-7)
     Pilgrims Seek Religious Freedom in Plymouth (Grades 5-7)
     Jamestown (Grades 5-7)

The Thirteen Colonies
     The New England Colonies (Grades 5-7)
     The Middle Colonies (Grades 5-7)
     The Southern Colonies (Grades 5-7)

Wars
     Queen Anne's War (Grades 5-7)
     The French and Indian War (Grades 5-7)

Government and Politics
     Fugitive Slave Laws (Grades 4-5)
     Government Under Colonial Charters (Grades 5-7)

People in the Colonies
     Black Literature Leaders (Grades 4-5)
     Benjamin Banneker - Who Was He? (Grades 4-5)
     Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable - Father of Chicago (Grades 4-5)
     Rebellions (Grades 4-5)
     Crispus Attucks (Grades 4-6)
     Country Clues - Settlers from European Countries (Grades 5-7)
     Indentured Servants (Grades 5-7)
     Slavery (Grades 5-7)
     The First Americans (Grades 5-7)
     Roger Williams: Founder of Providence, Rhode Island (Grades 7-9)

Communication and Transportation
     How the Colonists Traveled (Grades 3-4)
     Ocean Travel (Grades 5-7)
     Colonial Communication (Grades 5-7)

Public Services
     Colonial Schools (Grades 3-4)
     Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting (Grades 5-7)
     Health Care in Colonial Times (Grades 5-7)
     Colonial Churches (Grades 5-7)

Everyday Life
     Now and Then - Everyday Life in a New England Town (Grades 3-4)
     Colonial Clothing (Grades 3-4)
     What's for Lunch? (Grades 3-4)
     Personal Care (Grades 5-7)
     Shopping (Grades 5-7)

Culture
     Colonial Architecture (Grades 5-7)
     Music and Dance (Grades 5-7)

Celebrations
     The Pilgrims' Real Thanksgiving Menu (Grades 4-6)
     A Colonial Christmas (Grades 5-7)

Trades
     Making Candles and Soap (Grades 3-4)
     The Blacksmith's Shop (Grades 3-4)
     Letter from a Wigmaker's Apprentice (Grades 5-6)
     Colonial Woodworkers (Grades 5-7)
     Everyday Crafts (Grades 5-7)
     Wigmaker and Barber (Grades 5-7)
     Tavern Keeper (Grades 5-7)

Salem Witch Trials
     The "Witches" of Salem, Massachusetts: Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     The "Witches" of Salem, Massachusetts: Part 2 (Grades 5-7)

Spanish
     Una Navidad colonial (grades 5-7)


Leveled Books
            The Pilgrim Fathers


Writing
Replying to Letters


Compare and Contrast
        American Symbol Traits: Compare and contrast two American symbols: The American flag and The Great Seal (Grades 3-4)

Famous American Traits: Compare and contrast two famous Americans. (Grades 5-6)

Colonial War Traits: Compares two colonial-era wars (Grades 5-6)

Colony Group Traits: Compares the three original colony groups comprising the 13 colonies (Grades 5-6)

Religious Colonist Traits: Compares two of the religious groups that settled in the American colonies (Grades 3-4)

Religious Colonist Traits: Compares two of the religious groups that settled in the American colonies (Grades 3-4)

African-American Writer Traits: Compares two great African-American writers (Grades 3-5)



Book Units
    George Washington's Mother (Grades 1-3)
    The Courage of Sarah Noble (Grades 1-3)
    How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story (Grades 2-5)
    If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 (Grades 2-5)
    A Lion to Guard Us (Grades 2-8)
    A Picture Book of John Hancock (Grades 3-5)
    Ben and Me (Grades 3-6)
    The Sign of the Beaver (Grades 3-6)
    Betsy Ross (Childhood of Famous Americans) (Grades 4-6)
    The Double Life of Pocahontas (Grades 4-7)
    Chains (Grades 4-8)
    Indian Captive (Grades 4-8)
    I Am Regina (Grades 5-9)
    The Crucible (Grades 6-8)
    The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Grades 6-8)
    The Serpent Never Sleeps (Grades 6-9)
    Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland (Grades 6-9)
    The Last of the Mohicans (Grades 9-12)
    The Scarlet Letter (Grades 9-12)


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