Colonial America Teaching Resources
Explore the life and times of pilgrims and colonists with these Interactive games, mock testimonials, quizzes, and more!
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to teach your students about Colonial America and the early settlers. Use these websites in the classroom to explore early America with interactive games, mock testimonials, quizzes, and much more! Don't miss the virtual tour of the Mayflower!
Plimouth Plantation: Online Learning Center
Become a history detective in the Online Learning Center, an interactive learning experience that helps children debunk many of the myths surrounding the first Thanksgiving. Also, check out the Just for Kids section for more activities and games or stop by the Visit section to take a virtual tour of the Mayflower.
Colonial Williamsburg Kids Zone
This site, affiliated with Colonial Williamsburg, has a ton of great interactive games, and activities. It also has a lot of interesting and relevant information about Colonial times — kids can read and investigate into the roles that people played in society in Colonial times.
Visit the Colonial Kids who live in Southeastern Pennsylvania in the 1700s. Get a glimpse into what life was like for them through videos, games, activities and interviews.
Check out the Interactive History section for games, quizzes, and myth busters, about colonial times. In the Teacher section, there are great lesson plans and interactive activities for students, like testimonials, video diaries, and quizzes.
- 13 Originals: Founding the American Colonies
- The National Park Service's Roanoke Revisited Heritage Program
- Colonial Williamsburg Mulitmedia Pages
- Packing the Pilgrim's Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom