July 22, 2017

Primary Source Learning: Settlement Primary Source Set

 

Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth 11th Dec. 1620

Have students use the primary sources in this set to tell a story about European settlement of present-day United States. The story may be in digital or print form and could be nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or even a song. Click on each thumbnail image below to access the full size primary source. You may also use this primary set for a found poetry activity (click the previous link for instructions). For more primary source sets and other teaching and learning resources look below the primary source set, then access the U.S. History by Time Period themed link set.

Virginia discovered and discribed by Captayn John SmithVirginia discovered and discribed by Captayn John Smith Departure of the Pilgrim Fathers for AmericaDeparture of the Pilgrim Fathers for America Landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth 11th Dec. 1620Landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth 11th Dec. 1620
 Landing of the PilgrimsLanding of the Pilgrims  PocahontasPocahontas William Penn’s Treaty with the IndiansWilliam Penn’s Treaty with the Indians
Franquelin’s map of LouisianaFranquelin’s map of Louisiana  Bird’s-eye View of Boston, MassachusettsBird’s-eye View of Boston, Massachusetts Join or DieJoin or Die
 Virginia, Marylandia et CarolinaVirginia, Marylandia et Carolina Colonel Bouquet in a conference at a council fireColonel Bouquet in con-ference at council fire View of Charles Town the capital of South CarolinaView of Charles Town, capital of South Carolina
 Petition for bail from accused witchesPetition for bail from accused witches A Puritan Maiden’s DiaryA Puritan Maiden’s Diary  requiring passes formerly granted to ships and vessels . . . to be returned . . .requiring [vessel] passes …to be returned…
authorize and impower (blank) to beat his drums . . . for inlisting voluntiers . . .authorize and impower (blank) to beat his drums…for inlisting voluntiers…

Lesson plan

Geography and Its Impact on Colonial Life

Primary source sets by time period

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Industrial America primary source set

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Primary Source Learning: Postwar United States (1945-1968) primary source set

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