Colonization and Revolution
Age 9-11: Concept 3 - Discovery and Survival: Unit 1

Take a trip through early American history. Learn about the early colonists and the difficulties they experienced as they made a new life in a new place. Understand the reasons behind the Declaration of Independence and appreciate the sacrifice necessary to secure the freedom of the United States of America.

This unit can be used independently, but it is designed to be used concurrently with the literature unit for The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

Other Items You May Need

The Age 9-11 social studies units utilize a Timeline of American History to enhance your child's understanding of the chronology of American history.
$4.99 #531 Timeline of American History


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 5th or 6th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Usually used by children in fifth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: The Lost Colony and Jamestown
  • Lesson 2: Religious Freedom
  • Lesson 3: The Thirteen Colonies (3 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Problems with England
  • Lesson 5: Colonies Unite (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: 1777
  • Lesson 7: The War Wages On (2 Days)
  • Lesson 8: The Beginning of a Country
  • Final Project: Life in One of the Thirteen Colonies (2 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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