Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Native Americans
The French and Indian War, Part 1

Native Americans
Native Americans

The French and Indian War, Part 1
Print The French and Indian War, Part 1 Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.96

     challenging words:    blatant, encroachments, governor-general, determined, unforgiving, recapture, skirmish, happening, engagement, eighteenth, lieutenant, trapping, populate, resolve, unwilling, century
     content words:    American Frontier, Appalachian Mountains, Ohio Valley, Ohio Company, Native Americans, New France, Marquis Duquesne, Robert Dinwiddie, George Washington, Allegheny River

The French and Indian War, Part 1
By Mary Lynn Bushong

1     In the early eighteenth century, trouble was brewing on the American Frontier. The French trappers on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains were determined to keep that territory open for fur trapping, a major source of income. At the same time the British colonists were looking to expand into new lands. Then the British government granted lands in the Ohio Valley to the Ohio Company, and traders began moving in.
2     This blatant push into France's claimed lands alarmed the French. Native Americans - allied with the French - raided the British colonists, and their allies retaliated. The French set up a series of forts to help block future encroachments. Then in 1750, British and French representatives met in Paris to try to resolve the disputes. It didn't work. Neither side was truly willing to work with the other, and as a result, talks broke down.
3     Then in 1752, a new governor-general of New France was appointed. Marquis Duquesne was told by the king of France to clear all the English from French-claimed lands. While this was happening, Robert Dinwiddie, lieutenant governor of Virginia, continued to give out land grants to populate the new frontier.

Paragraphs 4 to 9:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable

Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!

Feedback on The French and Indian War, Part 1
Leave your feedback on The French and Indian War, Part 1   (use this link if you found an error in the story)

Native Americans
             Native Americans

More Lessons
             High School Reading Comprehensions and High School Reading Lessons

United States
             United States

    American Government  
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
    Children in History  
    Government Careers  
    Hispanic Heritage  
    How Can I Help?  
    National Parks and Monuments  
    Native Americans  
    Presidents of the United States  
    Women's History  

United States History
    A Nation Divided
    A New Nation
    After the Civil War
    American Revolution  
    Cold War
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
    Lewis and Clark
    Pearl Harbor  
    Spanish American War (1898)  
    The 1890's  
    The 1900's  
    The 1910's  
    The 1920's  
    The 1930's  
    The 1940's  
    The 1950's  
    The 1960's  
    The 1970's  
    The 1980's  
    The 1990's  
    The 2000's  
    The Civil War
    The Great Depression
    The United States Grows
    The War of 1812  
    Wild, Wild West  
    World War I
    World War II  

50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit

Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities

Copyright © 2018 edHelper