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   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Thirteen Colonies
Description:

This activity can serve as a companion activity after students have been learning about the Thirteen Colonies. The Time Zone X activity asks students to think about important events during this time period and put them in chronological order. This game can be used whole class, as a cooperative learning activity, or as an independent practice or assessment tool. 

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] ALA (4) 2 :
2 ) Relate reasons for European exploration and settlement in Alabama to the impact of European explorers on trade, health, and land expansion in Alabama.

•  Locating on maps European settlements in early Alabama, including Fort Condé, Fort Toulouse, and Fort Mims
•  Tracing on maps and globes, the routes of early explorers of the New World, including Juan Ponce de León, Hernando de Soto, and Vasco Núñez de Balboa
•  Explaining reasons for conflicts between Europeans and American Indians in Alabama from 1519 to 1840, including differing beliefs regarding land ownership, religion, and culture
[SS2010] USS5 (5) 4 :
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
[SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (4 - 5)
Title: How It All Started!
Description:

This interactive tool provides videos of the pilgrims embarking on their first journey.  Students can explore the experiences and historical significance of the pilgrim's voyage, settlement, and first harvest celebration.




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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Mayflower Compact/Roots of Our Democracy
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku2BTsgvrhM
Description:
The pilgrims arrived in the New World but unfortunately arrived in Cape Cod instead of the Hudson River. They disagreed with what to do next and ultimately came together to create rules and laws that would be the Mayflower Compact.


   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: History BBC Documentary: Colonial House EP01 A New
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUP95AmIcA&t=1659s
Description:

This video comes from an 8-episode docuseries about daily life in the year 1628! Think colonial life was all about pious Pilgrims, powdered wigs, and freedom for all? Think again! Two dozen modern-day time travelers find out the hard way what early American colonial life was really like when they take up residence in COLONIAL HOUSE, public television's latest hands-on history series from the producers of FRONTIER HOUSE, MANOR HOUSE, and the Peabody Award-winning THE 1900 HOUSE.

In this episode: Food was scarce to the colonists due to the limited carrying capacity in the ship when sailing. They had to be precise on what food they could bring that would last their 4-month journey to the new country and many months after their arrival.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: The Founding of the 13 Colonies/History
URL: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/bh79MXVZsds?autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3&loop=1&modestbranding=1&playlist=bh79MXVZsds
Description:

This clip provides a succinct overview of the founding of the 13 original U.S. colonies.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: This Is America, Charlie Brown Early Days in the Americas
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLlNUr3qphE
Description:

This clip illustrates the Pilgrims' early days in the Americas. The early days were difficult for the Pilgrims, as they struggled with disease and finding land to build their homes.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: This Is America, Charlie Brown Terms and Conditions of the New World
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmER2A3T-fk
Description:

Charlie Brown narrates the journey and conditions of the settler's arrangement aboard the Mayflower to the new land of America.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Pilgrims and Wampanoag
URL: http://www.c3teachers.org/inquiries/pilgrims-and-wampanoag/
Description:

In this learning activity, students explore the First Thanksgiving and focus on the declining relationship between the European settlers and the Native Americans. Additional resources for this learning activity can be found by clicking on Download PDF or DOC.



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