Lessons for educators

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General Colonial
  Interactive Puzzle on the Colonies
Interactive Puzzle on the Colonies
Trade and Tools from Colonial Times- A web quest to put together an exhibit
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins- A full lesson plan by the National Endowments for the Humanities
Back in the Day- A series of lessons built around lessons and games that children learned and played in colonial America
Jamestown Ordinace- A document exploration of the rights of the settlers Jamestown Colony, Fact vs. Fiction - A Lesson for 7th and 8th graders
Jamestown and Pocohontos- Using the movie Jamestown Journey- A 2 week lesson on the founding of the colony and the book the Double Life of Pocohontas
Settling Plymouth- A lesson for 3-4 graders from ESL,net
A New Start- Students simulate writing the Mayflower Compact
ESL Lessons on Religious Freedom based Around Plymouth
A Colonial Family and Community- A webquest to find out about a family in colonial Northeast Connecticut
Teaching American History in Maryland- A series of lesson plans and the primary documents that go with them- from the Maryland Archives
Massachusetts Bay Colony
A lesson based on the charter
New York Colony
New Amsterdam- A document based lesson using the Charter of Privileges

The First Jews in America- An excellent lesson plan on their arrival and implications

Penn's Holy Experiment
A lesson Plan about William Penn and the establishment of Pennsylvania