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S: The 13 Original Colonies By Third Grade Students

FC: The 13 | Original Colonies

1: The 13 Original Colonies Written by,Mrs. McCormick's Class2012 - 2013 Katie Alexander Mady Alsup Haylie Armstrong TaylorBennett JaydAnn Bly Megan Brendle Destiny Flores Adrienna Escarziga Julienna Escarziga Lacey Fuhrima Sofia Guardado Teagan Hutchings Emma Knapton Brooke Langworthy Kelsie McDonald Julissa Montes Kalli O'Brien Marissa Oaks Bella Price Hailey Reynolds Arriana Schaedel Sydney Taylor Makenna Troutner Jamilet Velador Bryannah Wallace Shyann Wilson

2: 1 | Virginia | A snapshot in time. In the Virginia Colony the people worked very hard. Indentured servants worked for the plantation owners. They were often poor men and women who could not find work in England. Indentured servants are people who did not get money for their jobs. The people they worked for agreed to pay their way to America instead. Virginia, was one of the southern colonies. | Members of the House of Burgesses helped to create laws for the Virginia colonists. | Fun Fact

3: Well suited for Colonial life... Boy's learned math, history, Greek, and other sorts of things. Girls cleaned, cooked, and sewed. During the early years, the colonists built homes from pine and oak trees. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Pocahontas brought colonists food when they were starving. | The colonists ate raccoons, oysters, and poisonous snakes. | The labor of life... John Rolfe brought tobacco to Virginia from England. Tobacco quickly became the biggest crop. There were also slaves in Virginia. | Believe it or not... People had to go to church at least once a month or else they would have to give them 50 pounds of tobacco. | Authors Bella Price and Sofia Guardado:

4: 2 | Massachusetts | A snapshot in time... In Massachusetts, men had many jobs like mining and ship building. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England. It was situated around the present - day cities of Salem and Boston. There was a group of 1,000 settlers in 1630 from England. Massachusetts was an amazing colony. | They made round houses out of sticks and mud. | Fun Fact

5: Well suited for Colonial life... The colonists spent their time working on the farm. Sundays were spent in town. Men farmed and built homes. Women cooked, cleaned and cared for children. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Boys and girls went to the same school together but they learned different subjects. | They mostly ate in the dark so they would not see the dark so they would not see the bugs in their food. | The labor of life... The jobs in Massachusetts were framing and ship building. They made wool and they cut timber. They also fished. | Believe it or not... Children who fell asleep in church got whacked with a stick on the head. | Authors: Megan Brendle and Haylie Armstrong

6: 3 | New Hampshire | A snapshot in time. The Europeans wanted to have freedom so they built the 13 Colonies. One of them was New Hampshire. The land in the new world was granted to captain John Mason who lived in the country of England. He sent a settler to the new territory to create a fishing colony.. New Hampshire is now a state. | Before the revolution, Guenevere John was a hero in New Hampshire. | Fun Fact

7: Well suited for Colonial life... They had to buy teachers so they can learn school stuff. The teachers had to teach at their houses. There were less then 5 teachers. The kids got taught at different times. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Today, Americans and Indians make up less then a percent of the people of New Hampshire. | If the boys are were misbehaving, they would get whipped. | The labor of life... The colonists made candles to keep warm in Winter times. New Hampshire colonists worked hard to provide lumber. New Hampshire towns were attacked in the French and Indian wars. | Believe it or not.. .Pannaway plantation was not a successful community. By 1526 all the settler's had left. | Authors: Hailey Reynolds and Julienna Escarziga

8: 4 | Maryland | A snapshot in time... Maryland was a hard working colony because the Maryland people used iron ore. Iron ore is a type of metal. They used supplies like cooking pots and tools to make iron ore. Maryland shipped iron ore to Europe. Maryland was different from other colonies because the other colonies didn't tolerate different religious beliefs at all. | Anna Botis, [Maryland], was the capital of the United states. | Fun Fact

9: Well suited for Colonial life... Colonial life was difficult because the people were running out of supplies. Also, the people kept on getting a disease called the yellow fever. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Just after leaving England, the Ark and the Dove lost each other in a storm. It took six weeks to find each other. | The Maryland people used deer skin as clothing. | The labor of life... In Maryland they had farmers and fishermen. The farmers planted squash and more crops. The fishermen caught fish and seafood. | Believe it or not... In Maryland they built houses, schools, and churches. It was hard work. | Authors: Shyann Wilson, Bryannah Wallace, Marissa Oaks

10: 5 | Connecticut | A snapshot in time... Connecticut was a New England colony. Life in colonial times was hard. We have been able to present only a few facts about our people, our land, and our past. It's not easy for two small kids to remember all of these names and dates. Connecticut was the fifth state to ratify the constitution. Connecticut towns were built around the meeting house. | Picking corn was a big job. Many people pitched in to make the job easier. | Fun Fact

11: Well suited for Colonial life... Most of the Connecticut colonists lived and worked on farms. As the Connecticut colony grew into towns and cities, people's lives changed. Merchants had to build stores. Tinsmiths pounded and shaped tin into many useful items. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Connecticut was named after the Mohegan word meaning Quinnehtulquit. | Indians wore wigwams which is a type of skirt. | The labor of life... The work was hard in colonial times, but some of the jobs were craftsman, kinsmen, wagon makers, blacksmiths, shoe makers, and ship builders. Workers in Connecticut also made the first brass buttons in the American colonies. | Believe it or not.. Their faith gathered around reading the Bible. On Sunday, church services were held in the church. On Sunday people couldn't make thier beds, kiss their mothers or fathers, and they couldn't play or talk unless they were in church. . | Authors: Arriana Schaedel and Brooke Langworthy

12: 6 | Rhode Island | A snapshot in time... The settlers were trouble makers. Rhode Island was given the nickname Rogue's Island. Children helped their parents whenever they could. The colony, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, was one of the original English Thirteen colonies established on the east coast of North America. The colony became a state on May 29,1790. Rhode Island was great because most people had houses. | The Native Americans called Rhode Island Rogue's Island. | Fun Fact

13: Well suited for Colonial life... Life was very hard for people who lived in Rhode Island because they had to work all night and all day to get their house ready to live in. Daily life was filled with chores. Men built homes. Women cooked, cleaned, and raised children. Farming in colonial days is different in many ways from farming today. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | The total amount of people was 59,678. | People would rather eat in the dark because bugs would get in their food. | The labor of life... Fisherman caught fish and farmers grew onions and apples. They also grew plants. They sold wool and cheese. Some colonists worked in shipping and selling. | Believe it or not... Jewish people moved to Rhode Island. In Rhode Island, Ann Huchinson was free to preach about the Bible. | Authors: Taylor Benett and Julissa Montes

14: 7 | Delaware | A snapshot in time.. Delaware was in the middle colonies. It was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit and others. The colonists got their food form several places. Farmers grew tobacco, wheat, barley, corn and other crops. Colonial houses are log cabins.also dutch colonial homes had steep roofs with windows in them. The Dutch made Saint Nicholas part of there festivities. | They called Delaware Dela Warr. | Fun Fact

15: Well suited for Colonial life... The Delaware colony had been ruled by many of many rulers. People from Sweden, Finland, and The Netherlands had settled there. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Lenni Lenape means original people in the Lenni Lenape language. | They got sick and puked. | The labor of life... Craftsmen built furniture and coopers used oak to make barrels. | Believe it or not... The many changes in Delaware rulers greatly affected religion in the colony. When the English took over Delaware, colonsts finally had religious freedom. | Authors: Kelsie McDonald and Mady Alsup

16: 8 | North Carolina | A snapshot in time... North Carolina colonist's lives were hard.They had to do tons of chores. In 1775 there was a war between the American colonies and Great Britain that they had to live through. This colony didn't have much money. The only way they did make money was selling things to England. North Carolina was a southern colony. In 1653 North Carolina was founded by Virginia colonists. North Carolina became a state on Nov.21, 1789. Thousands of years ago the Indians settled North Carolina. North Carolina Indians built their homes with branches held together with clay. Others built log cabins. | In 1705, the North Carolina colonists named their first town bath. | Fun Fact

17: Well suited for Colonial life... Life was very hard. Children would have to sew clothes, plant gardens, and chop wood. Their best growing crop was tobacco. The adults would have to do their jobs 24-7. Men worked in the fields while woman cooked and cleaned. Many people got sick. In 1774 there were 270,000 people but numbers dropped quickly do to illness and disease. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | In 1712, North Carolina and South Carolina split into two separate colonies. | Some houses got very bad bugs. People got really ill from them. | The labor of life... Their jobs were being farmers, fishermen, ship builders, and plantation owners. Farmers grew sweet potatoes, beans, corn, wheat, pumpkin, and tobacco. | Believe it or not... Churches were built with wood and brick. The churches opened tiny one room schools in the church. | Author: Sydney Taylor

18: 9 | South Carolina | A snapshot in time... In South Carolina, the pirate Blackbeard stole money and medicine from the people. This made life hard for the people in South Carolina. There were colonial pirates taking more and more stuff. The leader was Blackbeard. Blackbeard was mean to a lot of people. People were upset because of Blackbeard. | There were not many schools in South Carolina. Some colonists told tutors to come and teach their kids. | Fun Fact

19: Well suited for Colonial life... They grew crops which were beans, rice, and corn. Sometimes they shipped rice to other places. People kept having problems growing indigo until a teenager began finding food. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | They lived on a colonial border at George Town. Life was hard in many ways. | Everybody threw up on the ship. Bugs were in their food. | The labor of life... The farmers grew rice, beans, and corn. Ship builders built ships, and fishermen went fishing as a job. | Believe it or Not... They went to church for 2 hours and ate lunch and then went back to church. | Authors: Lacey Fuhriman, Adrienna Escarziga, Grace White

20: 10 | New Jersey | A snapshot in time... New Jersey was a middle colony. New Jersey had visitors come to their land. The visitors brought diseases to the land. A lot of Indians died from the diseases. The Lenni Lenape lived off the land. In winter they built villages in the forest. Men hunted deer, turkey, and bears. The Lenni Lenape lived near the Atlantic Ocean. In the summer they moved and gathered shellfish. Their men fished. | New Jersey was founded in 1664 by England | Fun Fact

21: Well suited for Colonial life... In New Jersey they made their own clothes and their own food. They grew oats, wheat, and corn. The animals provided milk, wool, meat, and eggs. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | There were different kinds of houses. There were log houses and straw houses. | They ate in the dark so they didn't see the bugs in their food. | The labor of life... Towns needed mailers, blacksmiths, farmers, and wheel makers. | Believe it or not... The first Baptist Church in the West Jersey was built in 1690 in Salem County. | Authors: Teagan Hutchings and Destiny Flores

22: 11 | New York | A snapshot in time... In colonial times, New York would have been hard because food was hard to find. Some people were slaves. Also there were 18 diffrent kinds of languages and it might have been hard to understand the different languages like the Indians. A lot of people sold milk and eggs. Also farmers grew wheat, corn, vegetables, and tobacco. | A long house can be as long as a football field. | Fun Fact

23: Well suited for Colonial life... Most people had small farms and they worked on the farms a lot. It was really hard. You had to work to survive and you did a lot of your own work. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | The New York Colony was named for the Duke of York. | When the colonists came over on the MayFlower some people had to sit next to people who were throwing up. | The labor of life... In the colonial times, the New York farmers sold eggs and milk. They also made extra food for the markets. | Believe it or not... Some religions are French, Lutherans, and Huguenots. | Authors: Katie Alexander and JaydAnn Bly

24: 12 | Pennsylvania | A snapshot in time... Pennsylvania is a middle colony. King Charles of England named Pennsylvania after William Penn's father. People could practice any religion. Most kids did not go to school. Pennsylvania was founded in 1682 by William Penn and others at Philadelphia. Pennsylvania became a state in December 12 1787. | Representatives met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to sign the Declaration of Independence. | Fun Fact

25: Well suited for Colonial life... In 1682, William Penn met the Indians. The Indians and colonists agreed to live in peace and friendship. Between 1689 and 1763 England and France had a war over who should have America. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | Pennsylvania was the first colony to have a library. | The people on the Mayflower would rather eat in the dark so they would not see the bugs in their food. | The labor of life... People worked as slaves, farmers, or indentured servants. | Believe it or not... Quakers are a religious group called the society of friends. | Authors: Makenna Troutner and Jamilet Velador

26: 13 | Georgia | A snapshot in time... Georgia was a southern colony. Georgia was a difficult place to live. Many died of yellow fever during the first summer.Their first doctor died after only three months. That same year a boat, with a doctor came with some Jewish settlers. Georgia became a state on January 2,1788. The founder of Georgia was James Oglethorpe. For over 30 years Spain, France, and England fought over the land that finally became Georgia. | The boat had a bad fish smell when they sailed to America. Lots of colonists got sick of sea sickness. | Fun Fact

27: Well suited for Colonial life... In Georgia's colony, agriculture was made up of indigo, pork, and rice. Their industry was pottery. Their natural resources were clay and lumber. They traded with American Indian's. Often, Indians would trade furs to the colonists and receive guns in return. | Fun Fact | Gross Factor | By 1752 there were 4,500 White people and1,500 Africans in Georgia. | The colonist's pooped in a bucket. | The labor of life... Most Georgians worked on small farms. There were also bakers, shoemakers, and bricklayers. Woodcutters and carpenters also set up shops. | Believe it or not... Catholics were not allowed in Georgia.They were not allowed because of Britain's war with France and Spain. | Authors: Emma Knapton and Kalli O'Brien

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