For 5th graders researching Colonial America
1. Find a subject that interests you and ask questions. What do you know? What do you want to know?
2. Find books, articles, and websites to help answer your questions.
3.Take notes and cite sources
4. Put them in order by major topics and subtopics in an outline form.
5. Write a paper or create a presentation
Use keywords to search for books about your topic.
We Were There, Too!
Publication Date: 2001-08-08
"This may be the most exhilarating and revelatory history of our country. It is must reading for today's youth-as well as their elders." --Studs Terkel
Publication Date: 2002-07-15
The controversial founder of Vermont, Ethan Allan's story unfolds on the backdrop of 18th-century life in the New England frontier.
Good Colonial America websites chosen by librarians are just a click away.
Online Encyclopedias have a lot to offer and are available at school and at home.
A Voice of Her Own
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston. The family named her Phillis after the schooner that transported her to slavery. Kidnapped from her home in Africa, she had everything taken away from her, but Phillis Wheatley was no ordinary young girl.
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Please write down your sources of information!
Some online articles allow you to email the article to yourself.
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