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Captive Passage - Arrival: Life in the Americas. 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.

Captive Passage - Arrival: Life in the Americas

The majority ended up on plantations, particularly in the Caribbean. Large numbers also worked in mines, in towns, and in the countryside. Many had been skilled craft workers in Africa and were put to work as carpenters, metalworkers, watch smiths, gun makers, coopers, and sailors. As slave owners established households, women were brought in from the fields to take on duties as servants, nurses, dressmakers, and cooks. Slaves also changed the landscape. The Age of Exploration. Activity One Students: Create a Compass. Instructions for Students Two types of compasses are included in this activity.

Activity One Students: Create a Compass

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 Materials: Square box with sides no more than 2" high (bottom of a half-gallon milk carton will do)Cardboard circle small enough to lay flat in bottom of box1 1/2" nail with head1 large paper clip, straightenedCompass Rose (click to download a pdf file)Magnet (one from the front of the refrigerator will do)Glue or tape Directions: Online Exhibitions. The Age of Exploration. Age of exploration. Exploration of North America, 1492-1700. Rulers of several European nations hired explorers during the 1400s, 1500s, and 1600s.

Exploration of North America, 1492-1700

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. As these settlements grew, North America changed forever. Explorers of North America.

Juan de Oñate y Salazar (1550?

Explorers of North America

-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. After governmental approval, Oñate left for New Mexico in January, 1598, with 400 settlers and soldiers (and their livestock). In July 1598, the expedition crossed the Rio Grande at El Paso.

On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure. Teaching American History Projects at CHNM. American History for Children - US History Coloring Pages for Kids. Apples4theteacher US American history coloring pages make great mouse practice activities for toddlers, preschool, and elementary children.

American History for Children - US History Coloring Pages for Kids

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. All of our US American history coloring page readers print crisp and clean. A Journey Towards Freedom. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.

A Journey Towards Freedom

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From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: Outline of American History (1994)

The first edition (1949-50) was produced under the editorship of Francis Whitney, first of the State Department Office of International Information and later of the U.S. Information Agency. Richard Hofstadter, professor of history at Columbia University, and Wood Gray, professor of American history at The George Washington University, served as academic consultants. D. Steven Endsley of Berkeley, California, prepared additional material. Editor: Howard Cincotta Contributing Editors (alphabetical): From Revolution to Reconstruction. 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.

From Revolution to Reconstruction