Multcolib School Corps Picks Colonial America Grades 5-6
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Annotation:Twenty-five engaging activities pack the pages, allowing children to build, play, discover, experiment, bake, and eat like the colonials did.
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.
Annotation:A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.
Annotation:Traces the competition among the American Indians, French, English, Spanish, and Dutch for land, furs, timber, and other resources of North America.
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.
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.
Annotation:Traces the founding of the English colony at Jamestown, its struggle for survival, and its eventual decline.
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.
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.
Annotation:Describes disgusting details about daily life in the American Colonies, including housing, food, and sanitation.
Annotation:America's Black Founders celebrates the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation's early African American leaders.
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.
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 .