Category Archives: Colonial America

Triangle Trade

Today and last class we looked at the colonial trade system and the flow of goods around the Atlantic.  Here are a few interesting links that illustrate the basic flow. 1. This link below is an interactive map of the … Continue reading

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Squanto’s interesting life

We discussed a little bit about Squanto’s important role in the success of the Plymouth settlement as well as s bit about Squanto’s interesting life in class recently. He was kidnapped from his home and sent to Europe to be … Continue reading

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Red Beetle Dye

When discussing cash crops recently, the topic of natural dyes came up.  Before the advent of artificial and chemical colorings, all of the colors we used for clothing, paint, food, easter eggs and anything else you might want to color, … Continue reading

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Colony Presentation Work

Many students had excellent presentations over the past two days on their colonies.  Not all of the excellent work could be show cased here but some of the assignments that I could scan I posted here.  These would be worth … Continue reading

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13 Colonies map and summary

Here is a site that has a nice basic summary of the 13 colonies. 13 Colonies Here is a link to the same site but that has a clickable map of the 13 colonies that will tell you basic info … Continue reading

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13 Colonies interactive map

Here is a 13 colonies map that tests you on the names of the colonies only.  You’re responsible to know more than just this but this is at least good basic practice. 13 Colonies

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King Philip’s War

King Philip’s War marked the end of the peaceful relationship the New England settlers had with their Native American allies.  From the time of the first Pilgrims, there was a 50 year peaceful relationship the was shattered with this war … Continue reading

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