New York Colony: Lesson for Kids


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Who were the first to colonize the area known as the New York Colony?

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1. Who was the New York Colony named after?

2. Which one of the following was NOT a natural resource found in the New York colony?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Turn the clock back a few hundred years to visit the Big Apple in its earliest days. This quiz/worksheet combo asks questions that test you on the history of the New York Colony and what made it so important to our country's birth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer questions that test you on:

  • Who were the first to make New York a colony
  • What made it a melting pot
  • Why it was important to the history of our country

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about why the New York Colony was so important to the beginnings of the United States of America
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to name some natural resources early New York was famous for
  • Information recall - remember what you learned about who the colony was named after

Additional Learning

If you'd like to find out more, work through the lesson called New York Colony: Lesson for Kids. You should be able to do the following things when you're finished:

  • Define the words 'fertile,' 'surrendered,' and 'inaugurated'
  • Name the New York Colony's first governor
  • Tell when the New York Colony became part of the USA