Monday, September 24, 2012

Colonial Era: A Bit of Fun

Ladies and Gentlemen,

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As you begin learning about the Colonial Era, we thought you might like some additional activities to push your thinking and learning. Here are a few fun resources to help you be ahead of the game when it comes to the Colonial Era.

National Geographic Interactive
Historic Jamestown
Jamestown Online Adventure
Jamestown Settlement
On the Trail of Captain John Smith

When you comment on this post, please give a short review of any site(s) you visited. In order to receive credit, you'll need to explain what you read, learned, or did on the site. Make sure that your teachers can really tell that you spent some time reading, playing, thinking, and learning!

We'll be interested to see who goes the extra mile and really tries to push themselves!

~ Mr. Moore, Ms. Vander Velde, and Ms. Thumm


  1. Dear Mr. Moore, Ms.Vandervelde, and Ms.Thumm,

    I went on national geographic and found out how the natives struggled on keeping their cultures alive when colonists stared arriving at the Americas started spreading out across the land.

    Your student,

  2. Dear Mr. Moore,
    I visited the National Geographic site and I listened to a man speak about government in Jamestown. Then I visited the Jamestown Online Adventure. I played the game twice and learned how hard the captains job was. I found out that mossy areas are a poor place to build a town. I also found out that if we live on the coast the Spanish could attack my colony. I also learned that planting tobacco would make me wealthy. And that corn grew great in mossy lands but wheat didn't. I loved that game!

    Bella Valdez-40

  3. Dear Mr.Moore
    what I found in the book was, we all walk on the crust that the lava made a long time ago. Magma is molten rock an eruption comes out of the crater and goes to the summit of the volcano, where lava goes down the side of the volcano.

  4. Dear Mr.Moore, Ms. Vander Velde, and Ms.Thumm
    I went to Nationial Geographic about Jamestown and the Jamestown army were fully loaded for fight. The Jamestown army had a armor helmet, a chestplate, iron boots, and iron pants. The Jamestown army also had guns, sheilds, and cannons. The army sometimes used the cannons sometime to scare off indians around Jamestown.

    Gerardo Cedillo-5

  5. Dear Mr.Moore,
    I visited all the links, they where very interesting. I learned on the National Geoghraphic that the English brought jewels from England after they had discovered america to trade with the natives.

    Your Student,
    Daniela A-1

  6. Dear, Mr.Moore
    I went to all of this websites and the one am going to tell you about is Jamestown Settlement. The thing that I learmed is that in 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a grop of 104 English men and boys bagan settement on the bank of Virgina James River. I am very happy that you put this websites because we could lean more and more and thank you for doing this for us. I learned something at less and thank you very much. You Student, NoemiS-34


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