S: The 13 Original Colonies By Third Grade Students
FC: The 13 | Original Colonies
1: Mrs. Maxwell and Miss Yurek's class THIRD GRADE 2012-2013 Middleton Heights Elementary
2: 1 | Virginia | A snapshot in time... | Pocahontas brought food for her dad when he was fighting the whites | Fun Fact | Our colony, Virginia, was a southern colony.The Virginia colony was built on land first settled by the American Indians. The Indians had lived for thousands of years. The Monacan and Manahoac lived in the western part of what became Virginia.They hunted and gathered food in the many forest.The Susquehanna farmed and fished in the northern part of the Chesapeake Bay.The Cherdssee farmed and hunted in the mountains.
3: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Pocahontas lived in Virginia | They ate poisonous snake and raccoons and possums. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Sierra K and Brittnee S. | Many colonists did not support the Church of England. They wanted to do their own religions. Baptists and Methodists began to come to Virginia. Some settlers taught these religions. Colonists went to Sunday church at the Bruton Parish Church in Williamsberg. Virginia made a law that people must go to church at least once a month. | They ate fish,turtles and corn.Settlers grew weak from hunger.Boys had more schooling then girls.Boys learned how to read and write. girls learned to cook and sew. | The men that lived in Virginia planted and shipped tobacco. They also grew corn and wheat.
4: 2 | Massachusetts | A snapshot in time... | Woman cooked, cleaned,and cared for the children | Fun Fact | Our colony, Massachusetts, was a northern colony.Massachusetts has been home to American Indians for thousands of years.In southeastern Massachusetts three largest tribes once shared the land.In the early 1600s,Europeans explored the Massachusetts area.Without knowing it, the explorers cared Europeans diseases with them.
5: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Harvard university was built in Massachusetts in 1636.It is the oldest university in the United States | The pilgrims were not ready for the cold and snow. Half of them died from sickness and hunger. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Macie H. and Issac G. | They were farmers, fishermen, mined, slaves, rummalsers, traders, ship builders. | Life in Massachusetts centered around Puritan faith. All rules and activities were done by Puritans beliefs. The Puritans lived by strict rules of the church. Everyone went to church on Sunday. Children who fell asleep in church were hit on the head with a stick. Men could not have long hair or kiss their wives in public. Women were not allowed to wear lace. Often people were whipped for breaking these rules! | They spent days working on farms. Sundays were spent in town. Men farmed and built homes. Women cooked and raised the children.
6: 3 | New Hampshire | A snapshot in time... | They had to pay teachers to teach the students. | Fun Fact | Our colony, New Hampshire, was a Northern colony. Algonqian Indian have called New Hampshire home for thousands of years. Two main groups of Algonqians lived there before Europeans came. They were the Pennacook and the Abenaki tribes. Europeans came to the area in the early 1600s. The Algonqian did not understand when the settlers tried to buy their land. They even taught survival skills to the new settlers. Without the Algonqian, New Hampshire's first colonists all may have died.
7: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | School teachers were hired and they had no electricity at school. | The boys at school got whipped if they didn't behave. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Makenna P. and Boston F. | Back then the people were farmers, fishermen, and fur traders. They had a lumber industry and men built ships to travel on. | Some of the Baptists moved to New Hampshire so they could be free of religion that the churches made for them | Some parents had to buy a teacher. They fought for there land and had to build everything hand made like a bed, and houses . The kids or servant had to empty chamber pots.
8: 4 | Maryland | A snapshot in time... | Annapolis, Maryland,was the capital of the United States from November 1783 to August 1784 | Fun Fact | Our colony, Maryland, was a southern colony. Colonial life was difficult because they did not have supplies and people were dying from diseases like the yellow fever. They built houses, schools and churches.There jobs were farming and fishing. They grew tobacco, squash and other crops
9: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Just after leaving England the Ark and the Dove lost each other in a storm. The ships took more than six weeks to find each other. | They use deer skin for clothing | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Logan H. and Ashlyn | The people in Maryland fished, farmed and they grew tobacco, squash and other crops. They also caught seafood | This colony passed laws that punished people who were different religions. Maryland wanted people of different faiths to work and live together. Most settlers thought the same thing. In 1649 Maryland people passed a law. The law gave Christians the right to worship as they wanted. Maryland's population grew fast because of this law. Catholics lived here. | Colonial life was difficult because they were they did not have supplies and people were dying from diseases like the yellow fever.
10: 5 | Connecticut | A snapshot in time... | Foundries melted and molded raw metal into useful hardware. | Fun Fact | Our colony, Connecticut, was made between 1633 and 1636. Three groups of Puritans left Massachusetts to live here. The first two groups formed the town of Windsor and Wethersfield.The third group began the town of Hartford.Thomas Hooker led the third group.He wanted to start in 1636,the three towns together called themselves the Connecticut colony.
11: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | In 1637, the in Indians defeated the Pequots. Its a fun word to say. | The colonist didn't take showers. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Dylyn D. and Isaac K. | Their jobs were manufacturing, being ship builders and craftsmen. They also made metals like brass, iron, and tin. | Their faith centered around reading the bible. | The Colonist lived a difficult. life. Life centered around the farm and animals. Women took care of the children. The children had chores to do
12: 6 | Rhode Island | A snapshot in time... | Rhode island was the smallest American colony. | Fun Fact | Our colony, Rhode Island, was a northern colony. Long before European arrival Rhode Island was home to American Indians. The Narrgansett Indians were the most powerful group in the area. They ruled many other tribes. Rhode Islands first settlers built farms and towns in the wilderness.
13: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | The settlers were trouble makers. Rhode Island was given the nickname of Rogues Island. | Parts of whales would be made into candles. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Rylee B and Madison P. | Daily life was filed with chores. Children helped there parents when ever they weren't in school. | They were fishers and and they were farmers. They caught fish and they grew crops full of vegetables. | People of many faiths moved to Rhode Island. It became home to the first Baptist church in America. Jewish settlers came too. Rhode Island didn't have many religious rules. They thought this made the settlers trouble makers.
14: 7 | Delaware | A snapshot in time... | The Lenni Lenape lived in villages of 100 to 200 people with colonists. | Fun Fact | Our colony, Delaware, was a middle colony. American Indians were the first people to call Delaware home. The largest Indian group in Delaware was the Lenni Lenape. Many people called them the Delaware Indians.
15: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Colonists shortened Dela warr to Delaware. | Cold water and herbs were poured over hot coal to make steam. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Hailey O. and Cole B. | Craftsman built furniture. People called coopers used Oak trees to make barrels. | Most settlers were Swedish Lutherans. When the English took over, Delaware colonists had religious freedom. Catholics, Lutherans, and Mennonites were among the settlers who came here. | The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle along the Delaware River. The Lenni Lenape killed the settlers and burned down their village. Queen Christina of Sweden sent an explorer named Peter Minuit to claim the area in 1638.
16: 8 | North Carolina | A snapshot in time... | The population of people was 270,000 which is a lot for just one colony. | Fun Fact | Our colony, North Carolina, was a southern colony. In the 1600s the first settlers came to North Carolina and the Indians helped the settlers start the colony. Soon enough the settlers had to battle the Indians for the land. The Indians used to live peacefully with the settlers until the Indians figured out the settlers were there and they didn't have any intention to leave North Carolina.
17: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | In 1712 North Carolina and South Carolina split into two separate colonies which is pretty surprising cause two colonies in one would be really cool. | North Carolina was very smelly. Because of the gross things they did that I don't want to mention. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Nathan H. and Casie B. | The jobs were farming, and fishing. They also were building ships | North Carolina did not grow as fast as the other American colonies. It had no large seaports or centers of trade. There was no easy way to get mail and goods from Europe or other colonies. Travel was difficult for settlers because so much of the colony was still frontier. Wealth also divided the colony. large landowners, small farmers, indentured servants and slaves were all divided into separate groups. | They believed in God. For a better religion and better life. They had to build the churches. They had a mixture of religions.
18: 9 | South Carolina | A snapshot in time... | Blacks were the only slaves. | Fun Fact | Our colony, South Carolina, is in the southern colonies.People moved here for freedom and to believe in what the believe.The first people that moved here were sent from King James the first and were sent with permission from King James the first.
19: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | They had auctions for slaves | They went to the bathroom in pots | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Alden P. and Layla G. | They were farmers, fisherman, slaves, and ship builders. | South Carolina's farm land brought more then wealth. The land attracted people from other colonies.The new settlers came from many religious groups. The Quakers came from Pennsylvania and Virginia. | They grew corn, beans, and rice.They also slept on pine needles for their soft beds.
20: 10 | New Jersey | A snapshot in time... | In New Jersey, there were slaves | Fun Fact | Our colony, New Jersey, is a middle colony. The history of New Jersey begins with the Lenni Lenape. These American Indians lived in New Jersey area for thousands of years. The Lenni Lenape lived off the land. In winter, they built villages in the forest. Men hunted deer, turkeys, and bears. The Lenni Lenape lived in villages of 50 to 200 people. They also carried nuts and berries
21: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | In New Jersey, there were people called Puritans. | Men had to wear deer skin for coats, and pants. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Alys W. and Rivers L. | Different religious groups settled in different parts of New Jersey. Quakers lived here. They dressed plainly and worked hard every day. If no one spoke they prayed silently. Puritans lived by strict religious rules. First baptist church was made in New Jersey. Presbyterians preached about Christians. | In colonial days the people had black-smiths, farmers, and wheel makers | People in colonial days had to make their own clothes. The people had to make their own clothes and food because they didn't have grocery stores.
22: 11 | New York | A snapshot in time... | In 1771 New York had 168,007 people. | Fun Fact | At New York in 1776 Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. On July 26,1788, New York approved the Constitution of the United States
23: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | A longhouse could be as long as a football field | They killed animals and they traded their fur. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Cayden P. and Laura K. | People of many religions lived in New York. Most of the early settlers were Dutch. Many followed the Church of England. New York did not make rules on religion. Many Lutherans settled West of Albany. The French Hugonauts built a town south of New York City. Jewish lived here too. Jewish built their first church in 1730. The church was called a Synagogue. | Their jobs were to make barrels, leather boots, brew beer, and they baked bread. | Life was hard because of slavery. Everyone worked on their farms. The kids spent little time at school because they were busy working on their farm.
24: 12 | Pennsylvania | A snapshot in time... | The Lenni Leppaie Indians shared there land whth the early settlers | Fun Fact | Our Colony, Pennsylvania, is a middle colony. Before the European settlers came, the Lennie Lenape grew of American Indians and lived near the Eastern coast of America. They built their villages near the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. The Lennie Lenape built homes of wood and bark .They lived in large long homes during the winter months
25: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Pennsylvania is a middle colony. | They ate raw cow. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... Pennsylvania had many people of faith. They got to worship freely. The quakers were members of a religions group called the Society of Friends. They met each month and silently prayed. Pennsylvania had religious freedom. | Authors: Grace W. and Emma K. | Most children could not go to school because they had to work. Work was long and hard. | People worked as slaves, farmers, ship builders or indentured servants.
26: 13 | Georgia | A snapshot in time... | American Indians became known as the Creek Cherokee. | Fun Fact | Our Colony, Georgia, was a Southern colony. The Spanish attacked Georgia in 1742 . The battle of Bloody Marsh took place near Fort Frederica on ST. Simons Island. Oglethorpe and hia troops won the battle. They secured Georgia's land for Great Britain.
27: Well suited for Colonial life... | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | They have a big village . They played games like we play now. | They went to the bath room in a bucket. | The labor of life... | Believe it or not... | Authors: Breanna C. and Jace M. | They farmed, cut wood and feed animals. | Georgia's government made the Church of England its official religion. The government divided the colony into 12 parts. Each part built its own English church. The churches kept records of births, marriages and deaths. Colonists had to pay the church. The money went to the priest and the poor. People were not forced to join the church of England. But everyone had to pay. | They had to work no matter what they wanted to do. The colonists found Georgia a difficult place to live. Settlers had to clear forests to build towns and plant crops.They sometimes fought with the Indians and other European colonists.