Exworthy Educational Resources

Colonial History


The American Colonist's Library- This site is a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere.

Kid Info- A wonderful collection on links to Colonial resources can be found here.

13 Original: Founding the American Colonies

The Jamestown Online Adventure- This online "Flash" simulation asks students to design the colony by deciding where to land, what to do when they get there, and even how many will be required to do hard labor. Compare your colony with the historical facts.

Archiving Early America- This is a full resource for exploring early America, includes photos and information on famous documents, women, events, maps, lives, writing, and more.

American Centuries- Find multi-level curricula and activities and  information related to early New England. 

History Central's Revolutionary War-

Betsy Ross Homepage-  Find information about Betsy Ross and take a really complete tour of her home in Philadelphia.

Salem Witchcraft Hysteria- National Geographic presents information and graphics that describe this historic event.

Teaching the Crucible- In conjunction with the release of The Crucible from 20th Century Fox, this site offers a range of supplemental curriculum resources for teaching with (and about) the film. Historical information related to the Salem Witch trials is here.

A Revolutionary Webquest-   This site contains lots of great information, key events, heroes, lifestyles, battles and more.

Liberty! The American Revolution- This is a great PBS reference containing information, a quiz,  animations and graphics, organized by location and time. Use this for research or classroom information. 

Colonial Lesson Plans- Teachers will find lessons related to colonial culture, colonial places and events.

The Boston Massacre and Accounts of Events- Students can explore the two versions of the event as seen and depicted by both sides, the beginning of a wonderful project. Boston Massacre print by Paul Revere is discussed here.

Paul Revere Virtual Museum- 5th grade students and teachers will find information, lessons, teacher's guide, and more related to colonial history and the true story of Paul Revere.  

The Mary Rose- Henry VIII's great warship and meet some of the crew in this NEW Key Stage 2 website! Hear the crew talk, learn about the wreck, and find 3D animated pictures to bring it alive.

Colonial Williamsburg- This is a visitor site to all of the historical buildings and tours of Williamsburg. The teacher area contains lesson plans and electronic field trips. Learn the history through text, photos, and video.

Colonial Kids- This wonderful, student-designed Thinkquest project provides photos and information on daily life, schools, travel, occupations, Native Americans, and more found in Colonial Pennsylvania.

You Be the Historian- Based on the provided documents and information, students figure out what life was like 200 years ago for Thomas and Elizabeth Springer's family in New Castle, Delaware- Great project.

Biographies of the Founding Fathers- Find 103 biographical sketches of America's founding fathers, organized by: 
   Signers of the Declaration
   Signers of the Articles of Confederation
   Signers of the U. S. Constitution 

Interactive Timeline- English Settlement- Read details on  events that occurred in the U.S. and Europe from the dates 1555-1735. Read about Key events, find interactive maps, and lots more at English Settlement.