Reading Through History is pleased to present “Colonial America”.  It includes 136 pages of student activities related to the major figures and events of the colonial era of American history, from the earliest settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth, all the way up to Bacon’s Rebellion and the Deerfield Massacre.

“Colonial America” is available to purchase in its entirety, or each unit may be purchased individually.  Check out the options below!

Colonial America:

“Colonial America” is brought to you by Reading Through History. This is a collaborative effort of two classroom teachers with more than thirty years of teaching experience at the secondary level. It includes 136 pages of student activities related to the significant events and major figures of Colonial America. The workbook includes thirty-two lessons and includes answer keys for each activity. This is the go-to resource for any U.S. history teacher in need of information or student activities related to the earliest days of colonization, all the way up through the 1700s. This resource manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any classroom, from 5th Grade and beyond.   There are 32 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions. Topics include Roanoke, Jamestown, Pocahontas, Triangular Trade, the Pilgrims, Massachusetts Bay, colonial daily life, slavery in the colonies, Cotton Mather, the Salem Witch Trials, the First Great Awakening, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Bacon’s Rebellion, Benjamin Franklin, and much more!

“Colonial America” is available for purchase as a workbook through Amazon, or as a PDF download by clicking on the appropriate link below.

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Jamestown & More:

This is a seven-lesson unit by Reading Through History. It includes lessons about the Roanoke Colony, Jamestown, Pocahontas, John Smith, John Rolfe, slavery in Jamestown and the Powhatan Uprising, and the other Southern Colonies. Each of the lessons are followed up by three pages of student activities to gauge reading comprehension, content retention, and vocabulary skills. Each lesson also has a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (210 minutes)

This unit is available as a PDF download from Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 


Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay & More:

This is a six part unit by Reading Through History. It includes summaries and questions which cover the founding of Plymouth, a biography of Squanto, the Puritans and Puritan life, the New England Colonies, and the Middle Colonies. Each reading is followed by a set of student activities to gauge reading comprehension, content retention, and vocabulary skills. Each lesson also contains a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (210 minutes)

This unit is available as a PDF download from Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 


Colonial Occupations and Professions:

This is a four lesson unit by Reading Through History. In this download there are four separate lessons dealing with common occupations in colonial America. The lessons discuss farmers, artisans, merchants, craftsmen, and those who served in colonial governments. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes)

This unit is available as a PDF download from Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 


Colonial Daily Life:

This is a four lesson unit by Reading Through History. In this download there are four separate lessons dealing with daily life in colonial America. The lessons discuss daily life for children, women, Native Americans, and slaves in the English colonies prior to the American Revolution. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes)

This unit is available as a PDF download from Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 


Religion in the Colonies:

This is a four part unit by Reading Through History. It includes summaries and questions which cover religion in the American colonies. The topics include Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards and his “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon, the Salem Witch Trials, and the First Great Awakening. Each reading is followed by a set of student activities to gauge reading comprehension, content retention, and vocabulary skills. Each lesson also contains a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes)

This unit is available as a PDF download from Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 


Bacon’s Rebellion & More:

This is a three lesson unit by Reading Through History. The download includes three separate readings which cover Bacon’s Rebellion, King Philip’s War and King William’s War and Queen Anne’s War, and the Deerfield Massacre. The readings are followed by worksheets which gauge reading comprehension, content retention, and vocabulary skills. Each lesson also contains a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

This unit is available as a PDF download from Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 


Benjamin Franklin:

This is a one lesson unit by Reading Through History. The download includes a two-page biography of Benjamin Franklin, followed by three pages of student activities. The worksheets gauge reading comprehension, content retention, and vocabulary skills. The lesson also contains a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

This unit is available as a PDF download from Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 

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