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American Colonies for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
Help your young student gain full comprehension of the American colonies by utilizing the resources in this chapter. Fun lessons for kids take a close look at mercantilism, the Middle Passage, the First and Second Great Awakenings, life in the southern colonies and much more. The self-assessment quizzes and practice exam in this chapter can test your student's understanding of the American colonies. An Ask Our Experts feature in the Dashboard can answer any lesson topic questions.
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with the American colonies will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the American colonies.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding the history of the American colonies
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the American colonies
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning U.S. history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the American colonies
- Students who struggle to understand their U.S. history teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra U.S. history resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover American colonies topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the American colonies.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands the American colonies by completing the American Colonies for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. Intolerable Acts Lesson for Kids
Originally a part of England, the American Colonies reached their breaking point when England created the Intolerable Acts. In this lesson you will learn about the famous set of laws that started a revolution.
2. Mercantilism in the Colonies Lesson for Kids
Mercantilism is the word historians use to describe a group of economic rules imposed on the colonies by the European empires. In this lesson, we will learn more about these rules and their effect in the life of the colonies, especially in the Americas.
3. Delaware Colony Lesson for Kids: Facts & History
What would it be like to be a colonist in Delaware? Come and learn its history, geography and climate, as well as some insight into what daily life may have been like.
4. Middle Passage Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Imagine being dragged from your home and placed on a ship where you have little room to move or fresh air to breathe. This was the unfortunate experience of slaves who traveled the Middle Passage across the Atlantic Ocean. Read on to learn more!
5. The First Great Awakening Summary Lesson for Kids
In the 1700s, America went through a religious revival known as the First Great Awakening, which allowed the colonists to see life in a whole new light. Let's learn about the events and famous preachers of this important time in American history.
6. The Second Great Awakening Summary Lesson for Kids
The Second Great Awakening was a religious revival that happened in America in the early 19th century. The teachings of powerful preachers like Charles Finney made people look at life differently and led to changes in American society.
7. Virginia House of Burgesses Facts Lesson for Kids
The Virginia House of Burgesses was one of the first forms of government in America. Learn how the House gained power and eventually helped motivate American colonists to fight for their independence in the Revolutionary War.
8. Life in the Southern Colonies Lesson for Kids
Can you imagine what it might have been like to live in the South during colonial times? Come and learn about what kind of work you may have done or where you would have lived as a farmer, child, slave owner or slave.
9. Bacon's Rebellion Facts & Summary Lesson for Kids
Times weren't always easy in America. The early settlers of Jamestown often fought with the Native Americans. When the settlers couldn't get the governor to help them with their fight, they started a rebellion known as Bacon's Rebellion.
10. Facts About the Bald Eagle as an American Symbol: Lesson for Kids
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin didn't want to have the bald eagle as a symbol of the United States? In this lesson, you'll find out why the bald eagle was chosen and what bird Franklin wanted instead.
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