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U.S. History Part One:  Colonies

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Roanoke Island (Lost Colony) Resources:

CLICK HERE for info on Roanoke Island (Lost Colony)

CLICK HERE for maps and photos about the Lost Colony

CLICK HERE for recent developments in the search for the lost colonists.

Jamestown Resources:

Historic Jamestowne

Jamestown Settlement

How bad were conditions in Jamestown during the winter of 1609-1610?  CLICK HERE to read recent findings in USA Today

CLICK HERE to take an interactive tour of Jamestown

CLICK HERE to go to Virtual Jamestown

CLICK HERE to play the Jamestown Online Adventure game!

CLICK HERE to try the "You are the Historian interactive activity at Plymouth Plantation

CLICK HERE to take an interactive voyage on the Mayflower II from Plymouth Plantation

CLICK HERE to take a virtual field trip to Plimouth Plantation

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Massachussetts Bay Colony

Pensylvania Colony was settled by the Quakers who waneted the freedom to practice their religion without interference

Watch a video about the founding of Pennsylvania:


Georgia was started by James Oglethorpe as a colony for people who had been in debtor's prisons in England.  They hoped to experience economic freedom and a new start in America

Watch a student-created "commercial" to settle in Georgia:

Watch another student-created film, a rap about the founding of Georgia:




More video including other colonies not in the SOL:

You will need to know the different ways the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Sourthern colonies developed.  While not geared to the Virginia SOLs, these three videos will help give additional background on the development of these three colonial regions:

New England:

Middle Colonies:

Southern Colonies:


Even though the French and Indian war figures more in the American Revolution (next unit), with the brief mention in this unit's SOL, here are a few links to help:

Library of Congress resource page

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