Colonial New York
Colonial Times in What is Now New YorkWe will start our unit by looking at the arrival of European explorers. We will look at how they interacted and traded with the Native Americans. We will follow Henry Hudson as he explores the river that now carries his name, and then examine the settlement and life of New Netherlands by the Dutch West India Company. We will find out how New Netherlands eventually becomes New York, and look at the differences brought by the British. This study will take us right to the brink of the Revolutionary War.Henry Hudson's ExplorationsThe links below will take you to the interactive map of Hudson's voyage up his river.National Geographic Video: "Mapping the the Explorations of Henry Hudson: Hudson Arrives at the River"http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/mapping-the-explorations-of-henry-hudson/?ar_a=1National Geographic Interactive Map of Hudson's travels up the Hudson RiverKnow Your 13 Colonies!
Click this link to label the colonies. Be sure to drop the name on the dot, not the line.
Click this link to identify the colonies by clicking on the one named.Colonial Trades
These links are all to the Colonial Williamsburg site.
Colonial Williamsburg Clothing
Under "Student Interactive" click on "Dress the Part"
Dress Like a Colonist!
For Colonial Craft Day ALL students are to dress like a colonist. Here are some helpful hints:
- borrow a long skirt from mom (be sure to pin the waist)
- a blouse
- a bonnet or kerchief (made from an old handkerchief or bandana)
- an apron
- a shawl - could be made from folding a small blanket in to a triangle
- Khaki pants tucked into a pair of tall white socks
- a button down shirt
- if you have a tricorn hat that's nice too