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Multcolib School Corps Picks Colonial America Grades 5-6

Liberty or Death
Liberty or Death The Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves Who Sided With the British During the American Revolution By Blair, Margaret Whitman (Book - 2010 ) j 973.346 B6355L 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.

Pocahontas
Pocahontas Bridging Two Worlds By Brimner, Larry Dane (Book - 2009 ) j B-P739b 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A juvenile biography of the famous Native American woman who helped the Jamestown settlers.

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson [a Photographic Story of A Life] By Ching, Jacqueline (Book - 2009 ) j B-J45c 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:From his childhood in Virginia to his two terms as President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson tells the story of the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley She Loved Words By Collard, Sneed B. (Book - 2010 ) j B-W557co 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A juvenile biography of Phillis Wheatley, America's first black poet.

Pilgrims and Puritans, 1620-1676
Pilgrims and Puritans, 1620-1676 By Collier, Christopher (Book - 1998 ) j 974.4 C699p 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Recounts the religious, political, and social history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and its influence on our lives today. Also available as downloadable audiobook.

Colonial Days
Colonial Days Video Quiz (Streaming Video - 2007 )

Annotation:This program, in the video quiz format, covers European colonization, the 13 colonies, early governments, philosophies that drove Europeans to the New World, and more!

Life in the American Colonies
Life in the American Colonies By Dean, Ruth (Book - 1999 ) j 973.2 D282L 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the day-to-day aspects of country and city life in the American colonies for a variety of people including members of different professions, specific immigrant groups, and slaves.

USKids History
USKids History Book of the American Colonies By Egger-Bovet, Howard (Book - 1996 ) j 973.2 E29uc Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the reasons Europeans settled in America, the growth of the original colonies, and the reaction to the newcomers of the people already living in the "New World."

Dutch Colonies in America
Dutch Colonies in America By Englar, Mary (Book - 2009 ) j 974.7 E58d 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides the history of Dutch colonies in America.

French Colonies in America
French Colonies in America By Englar, Mary (Book - 2009 ) j 970.0097 E58f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides the history of French colonies in America.

Explore Colonial America!
Explore Colonial America! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments By Fisher, Verna (Book - 2009 ) j 973.2 F5365e 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Twenty-five engaging activities pack the pages, allowing children to build, play, discover, experiment, bake, and eat like the colonials did.

English Colonies in America
English Colonies in America By Fishkin, Rebecca Love (Book - 2009 ) j 973.2 F537e 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the colonization of America by the British.

Outrageous Women of Colonial America
Outrageous Women of Colonial America By Furbee, Mary R. (Book - 2001 ) j 920.72 F983o 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:This fun and exciting book whisks young readers back to early America, introducing them to a refreshing assortment of brave and unique American women of colonial times.

The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin By Giblin, James (Book - 2000 ) j B-F831gi 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

From Colonies to Country
From Colonies to Country By Hakim, Joy (Book - 2003 ) j 973.2 H155f 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Covers American history from the French and Indian War to the Constitutional Convention.

Colonial America
Colonial America An Interactive History Adventure By Lassieur, Allison (Book - 2011 ) j 973.2 L347c 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the people and events involved during the colonial years before the Revolutionary War.

Spanish Colonies in America
Spanish Colonies in America By Lilly, Alexandra (Book - 2009 ) j 970.016 A379s 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides the history of Spanish colonies in America.

The New Americans
The New Americans Colonial Times, 1620-1689 By Maestro, Betsy (Book - 1998 ) j 970.02 M186n 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Traces the competition among the American Indians, French, English, Spanish, and Dutch for land, furs, timber, and other resources of North America.

Struggle for A Continent
Struggle for A Continent The French and Indian Wars, 1689-1763 By Maestro, Betsy (Book - 1999 ) j 973.2 M186s 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the relations between the European colonists and the Native Americans, the disputes between settlers from France, England, and Spain, and the role these conflicts played in the history of North America.

George Washington
George Washington By Mello, Tara Baukus (Book - 1999 ) j B-W318meL 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of George Washington, the general who led the American army in the Revolutionary War and then became the first president of the United States.

Good Women of A Well-blessed Land
Good Women of A Well-blessed Land Women's Lives in Colonial America By Miller, Brandon Marie (Book - 2003 ) j 305.4 M647g 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:A social history of the American colonial period with a focus on the daily lives of women, including European immigrants, Native Americans, and slaves.

You Wouldn't Want to Be An American Colonist!
You Wouldn't Want to Be An American Colonist! A Settlement You'd Rather Not Start By Morley, Jacqueline (Book - 2013 ) j 975.502 M8644y 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Traces the founding of the English colony at Jamestown, its struggle for survival, and its eventual decline.

Our Early U.S. History
Our Early U.S. History Colonial Settlements (Streaming Video - 2007 )

Annotation:This program vividly illustrates the hardships and triumphs of the first colonists. Students discover how the colonists survived during their initial years, the crops they learned to cultivate and the rules and laws they developed. Lifestyles in each of the different colonies are compared.

You Wouldn't Want to Be A Salem Witch!
You Wouldn't Want to Be A Salem Witch! Bizarre Accusations You'd Rather Not Face By Pipe, Jim (Book - 2009 ) j 133.4 P664y 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains the historical background and events of the Salem witch trails.

Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty By Poe, Marshall (Book - 2008 ) jgn 973.3 POE 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Nathaniel Smithfield is a ten-year-old boy living with his family in Boston,Massachusetts in 1768 when he first starts to witness the drama happening in the city around him. Tension heats up between those who are loyal to the British crown, like Nathaniel's father, and those who believe the people of America are being treated unfairly. Over the following years as he grows into a teenager, Nathaniel must decide where his own beliefs lie, and how far he will go to fight for them, no matter the consequences.

The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies
The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America By Raum, Elizabeth (Book - 2010 ) j 973.2 R246d 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes disgusting details about daily life in the American Colonies, including housing, food, and sanitation.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699 By Rosen, Daniel (Book - 2005 ) j 975.5 R813n 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:A story of the hardships and achievements of the settlers of Jamestown.

A Timeline of the Colonial World
A Timeline of the Colonial World By Samuels, Charlie (Book - 2010 ) j 909.0971 S1937t 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The colonial period-dramatically and objectively presented here-was one of great exploration and great controversy.

America's Black Founders
America's Black Founders Revolutionary Heroes and Early Leaders With 21 Activities By Sanders, Nancy I. (Book - 2010 ) j 973.0496 S215a 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 12 copies

Annotation:America's Black Founders celebrates the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation's early African American leaders.

Written in Bone
Written in Bone Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland By Walker, Sally M. (Book - 2009 ) j 614.17 W184w 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book reports on the work of forensic scientists who are excavating grave sites in James Fort, in Jamestown, Virginia, to understand the people who lived in the Chesapeake Bay area in the 1600s and 1700s.

Colonial Voices
Colonial Voices Hear Them Speak By Winters, Kay (Book - 2008 ) j 973.3115 W788c 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Follow an errand boy through colonial Boston as he spreads word of rebellion. It's December 16, 1773, and Boston is about to explode!

Colonial America
Colonial America Building Toward Independence By Worth, Richard (Book - 2006 ) j 973.2 W932c 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:From the first colonies at Roanoke and Jamestown to the first shots of the American Revolution, author Richard Worth explores the colonists' every move from newcomers to nation.

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A collection of fiction and non-fiction materials about Colonial America for students in grades 5 and 6. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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