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Colonial History

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How Religious Were the Founding Fathers?
From sciencestage.com, produced by fora.tv
Gordon Brown gives a lecture about this topic. A good insight into the part religion played in the early part of America as the people were religious and how various groups grew. However, some major leaders were not religious. Well worth watching.
October 9, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Diverse Colonial Communities
From howstuffworks.com, produced by How Stuff Works
How the people in the colonies lived and the differences between them. Education and Class are the main elements in this three minute video. Should be interesting for students and puts a face on this time period for students and help them develop an ... [more]
September 25, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Maryland, Carolina, and Georgia
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
The British colonies in the American south were divided into two regions: the Chesapeake colonies, which included Maryland and Virginia, and the Southern colonies, which included Georgia and the Carolinas. One of the first proprietary colonies, or co... [more]
December 8, 2009 at 09:25 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
New York and New Jersey
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
The primary motive for establishing the middle, or mid-Atlantic colonies of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware was to develop profitable trading centers. The Dutch were some of the first to settle in this area. In the late sixteenth cen... [more]
December 8, 2009 at 09:22 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
America: The Story of Us, Episode 1 - 'Rebels'
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From Jamestown to Plymouth, early settlers fight for survival. Tobacco sows the seeds of opportunity; the north becomes a powerhouse of trade. Tension, taxation and resistance explode into war as the rebels take on the might of the British Empire. Wa... [more]
February 19, 2016 at 06:23 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Pennsylvania and Delaware
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
he Quaker effort to colonize in the Americas continued west of New Jersey in a fertile area called Pennsylvania. This land belonged to William Penn, an athletic young gentleman who was the son of the wealthy English admiral. While a student at Oxford... [more]
December 8, 2009 at 09:24 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Colonist Protest British Policies before Revolutionary War
From history.com
This is a good three minute video that shows some of the causes of the Revolutionary War. Students should have a timeline to go with this video. A word wall also would help. Good for all age groups.
September 3, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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Ages: 8 - 14
Liberty`s Kids: Conflict in the South-Part 1 of 2
From YouTube, produced by PBS
In part 1 of this video, James and Henri follow Gen. Nathanael Green; Sarah is upset to discover Thomas Jefferson has slaves. British are preparing to move into the South. This is a good teaching resource for learning about American History. It certa... [more]
February 24, 2011 at 08:52 PM
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Ages: 7 - 14
Liberty's Kids: #03 "United We Stand" (2/2)
From YouTube, produced by PBS
James learns about mob rule when a British sailor is tarred and feathered. (10:51)
February 21, 2011 at 01:32 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Salem Witch Trials
From history.com, produced by The History Channel
A brief chalkboard video telling what might have really caused a group of young women to become feverish and delusional?
January 18, 2011 at 05:47 PM
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