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For 5th graders researching Colonial America
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Research Process

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

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  • Colonial America
    An alphabetical listing will give you quick access to all things Colonial.

Sample of Books

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We Were There, Too! - Phillip Hoose
ISBN: 9780374382520
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

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Ethan Allen - Emily Raabe
ISBN: 0823957225
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.

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Sample of Books in BLC

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A Voice of Her Own - Kathryn Lasky; Paul Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0763602523
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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