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Colonial America Vocabulary Activities

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Colonial America Vocabulary Activities is a collection of five vocabulary activities concentrating on words often used in the study of the American colonies in fourth and fifth grade social studies classes.

The glossary lists twenty vocabulary words related to the study of Colonial America. The definition and part of speech are given for each word. The students can use this glossary to complete each of the activities described below.

The crossword puzzle contains definitions of the twenty vocabulary words. The students can supply the answers using the glossary or another reference source.

Cut and Paste Vocabulary Part 1 is designed to give students an active experience with ten vocabulary words commonly used in this social studies topic. This activity contains three pages: a student worksheet, a list of definitions, and an answer key.
The vocabulary words in this activity are: proprietary colony, royal colony, backcountry . cash crop, colony, indentured servant, overseer, plantation , frontier, auction.

Cut and Paste Part 2 is set up exactly like Cut and Past Vocabulary Part 1. The vocabulary words used in this activity are: apprentice, burgess, charter, common, compact, militia, Puritans, self-rule, tidewater, triangular trade route.

Using Words in Context is a six-paragraph reading passage with twenty words left blank. The student’s assignment is to complete the sentences using words from the glossary. An answer key is provided.

The Vocabulary Quiz has twenty questions matching words with definitions and twenty questions using the vocabulary words in sentence context. An answer key is provided.

Download the preview to see the first page of the Teacher’s Pages and the crossword puzzle.

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