Colonial History

Colonial History
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  1. A City on a HillMaking a Book about Puritan BostonAn activity combining process and content “Salem, where we landed, pleased us not,” wrote Thomas Dudley, describing the arrival of John Winthrop’s fleet of seventeen ships in June, 1630. Instead, the Puritans under the leadership of Governor John Win
  2. In this activity students work individually and in small groups to decide where to set up their colony in wilderness America. They must try to reach a class consensus on the best site taking into consideration the challenges they will face including a harsh climate; unpredictable weather; insuffici
  3. Early maps of European exploration and settlement reveal much about what explorers and colonists knew about what eventually became the English thirteen colonies. Map-making work was a difficult and time-consuming process. Ship captains would make astronomical observation to fix their latitude an
  4. A group of wealthy Puritans, including John Winthrop, set up the Massachusetts Bay Company and asked the English King for permission to found a colony in New England. The King agreed and granted the Company a Charter. He wanted to get rid of the Puritans. He was also eager to plant English colonie
  5. In this activity students play the part of the Puritan General Court deciding on several cases of people in their tight-knit religious community who had allegedly broken the law and deserved to be punished. They must identify the specific crime they committed; the general law to be applied; and wha
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This bundle contains five lessons that primarily focuses on the early history of New England; combining process and content. Included is a map activity that challenges students to analyze early maps of the European exploration of North America. There are also four lessons that center on the Puritan settlement of Boston: A City on a Hill: Making a book about Puritan Boston; Right and Wrong in Puritan Boston, Making a Puritan Settlement in America; and Winthrop’s City on a Hill: “Vulnerable and Afraid” Could you Survive Puritan Boston.

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