Colonial America- New York and Pennsylvania Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teacher’s key for easy marking. It contains 29 questions based on a Crash Course U.S. History video and an online U.S. history study guide.
Students will first be introduced to the origins of the colonies of New York and Pennsylvania by viewing a clip of Crash Course: U.S. History: The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies. The clip will explain how the Dutch came to possess New Amsterdam, today's New York. The Dutch and their inclusive attitude towards other religions and the economic opportunities for women are explained. The surrender of the colony to England is also covered and how many of these opportunities were soon lost. The Quakers of Pennsylvania, led by William Penn, are introduced as pacifists who were looking for sanctuary in the New World. The video explains how their beliefs became the cornerstone for several colonies. After watching the video, students will proceed to an article about the Quakers and learn about their hardships in England. As well, students will learn about the construction of Philadelphia, one of America's greatest cities. To conclude the assignment, students will read a short article about New Amsterdam/York and learn more about its early history.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.