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Arrival: Life in the Americas Once arrived in the Americas, most Africans were sold several times before reaching their final destination, often hundreds of miles away. The majority ended up on plantations, particularly in the Caribbean.
Instructions for Students Two types of compasses are included in this activity. The box compass is more complicated and requires more materials than the water compass. A water compass can easily be made during a class period. Create a Box Compass
The Elizabethan Age of Exploration The Elizabethan Age of Exploration! Many motives prompted the Age of exploration including Scientific curiosity, bred of the Renaissance spirit of free inquiry, the crusading spirit in which Europeans thrilled at the thought of spreading Christianity among heathen peoples. And the opportunities to acquire wealth, fame and power. The scientific improvements in Navigation during the Age of Exploration. Famous Explorers The Elizabethan Explorers during the Age of Exploration The Elizabethan Times saw the emergence of the bravest and skilful English seamen who revelled in the Renaissance Age of Exploration!
Rulers of several European nations hired explorers during the 1400s, 1500s, and 1600s. The nations included Spain (green line on map), England (red), France (blue), and Holland (purple). They wanted the explorers to search for a Northwest Passage to Asia and to look for gold and other treasure. Instead of finding a route to Asia, explorers found rich land and resources in North America. Soon, settlers came to build trading posts, fishing camps, and towns.
Juan de Oñate y Salazar (1550?-1626) was a Spanish conquistador who established the colony of New Mexico for Spain and became New Mexico's first governor. Oñate, the son of a conquistador who made a fortune in silver, was married to a granddaughter of Hernán Cortés. In 1595, Oñate requested that he be sent to conquer and rule New Mexico, search for treasure (especially the legendary silver treasure of Quivira), and bring Christianity to the local Indians.
Apples4theteacher US American history coloring pages make great mouse practice activities for toddlers, preschool, and elementary children. They can also be used with beginning readers. If children are unable to read the sentence that goes with the coloring page, have them click on each word to hear the sentence. This activity reinforces reading skills. Most US American history coloring pages come with a selection of sentences. Check out our literacy ideas on how to use our coloring page readers.
The Flames of Rebellion - Command the Colonials or the British in this exciting strategy/war game. Download it today and play against another player in hot-seat mode or using the internet. Take charge of ship production and army management and let the founding fathers or the British leaders help you on your quest. The British are Coming! - Guide Paul Revere the famous silversmith on his legendary ride to Lexington and Concord. Answer the questions quickly or the British will beat him there and all will be lost!
An Outline of American History is one of the oldest continuing publications of the United States Information Agency (USIA).
Outlines Several editions of Outlines of American History, Government, Geography, Economy and Literature, published by the US Information Agency Documents Important historical sources and transcripts like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the 'I Have A Dream' speech Essays Essay contributions by various authors on subjects regarding US history