Settlers Of America

You will be creating a final project for this unit on The Settlers of America. Using Bookr, find a picture that shows each chapter we studied:

The First Americans

Christopher Columbus

The Spanish Explore America

The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving

The English Settle America

The French Come To America

For each picture, please write in your own words one piece of information you learned about that chapter that you think is interesting or important, and why you think it is interesting or important.

Also, please write why each group came to North America.

Each Bookr slideshow can only be four pages, so you will need to make two of them, email the links to your email, and then copy and paste their url addresses in the comments section.

Make one final page in your project that represents your ethnic culture. Please answer this question: Which of the groups we have studied had reasons closest to yours or your family's for coming to this country?


We will watch this movie about the French and Indian War.

Watch this clip from the movie "Last Of The Mohicans." Based on what we have learned so far, why do you think many Native Americans supported French over the British?


If you have not already done it, work with a partner and complete this Make and Break about French and English Explorers. Put the paragraphs in order in a Word Document and print it out. After each paragraph write the words that are new to you and write the clue word or words.

Then, go to The French In North America


French and Indian War Animated

Learn about The Seven Years War. Be sure to click on "T" so you can see the words as they are spoken.

Learn more about The Seven Years War here.

Read an answer questions about the War and complete this cloze.


Watch a movie on Pocahontas

Watch this movie on the thirteen colonies.

How do you think you would have felt if you were a Native American seeing these ships for the first time? Why?

With A Partner

On Your Own:

Watch this movie about Jamestown
and answer the questions.

Play The Jamestown Adventure.

Go on another Jamestown Adventure.

Jamestown Interactive

Watch this short video on Why People Came To America.

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

Read about the Salem Witch Trials.

Witchcraft Hysteria

17 Signs That You'd Qualify as a Witch in 1692
is from Mental Floss.

Watch a movie about the Salem Witch Hunt. Then, please answer these questions in the comments section:

Watch this video

History Channel-"Chalk Talk" Series- Salem Witch Trials from Colin Evoy Sebestyen on Vimeo.

1) Why do you think the Salem women were called witches?

2) Why do you think people sometimes attack others who act differently?

3) Has anyone ever made fun of you, or attacked you or your family, for being or acting a little different? Why do you think they acted that way towards you?

Record what you wrote with Vocaroo.