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Kindergarten – 3 rd

4 th – 5 th

Core Texts


America My Country p. 14 The First Americans p. 15 America’s Brave Beginning p. 16 The Pilgrims p. 17 The First Thanksgiving Day p. 18 The Thirteen Colonies

From Sea to Shining Sea – The Story of America Chapter 4 France in the New World Chapter 5 England Comes to America

American History for Young Catholics 5 – The First Thanksgiving 6 – Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha 7 – Maryland Colony


Colonial Days – American Kids in History

Jamestown, the New World Adventure

James Towne: Struggle for Survival

The Pilgrims of Plimouth

Three Ships Come Sailing

Who’s that stepping on Plymouth Rock?

A Lion to Guard Us


The Landing of the Pilgrims (Landmark )


St. Francis Solano

Long Ago in Colonial Days

If you lived in Colonial Times

Picture Books / Literature


Pocahontas by D’Aulaire

Pocahontas by D’Aulaire

The Thanksgiving Story

If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims

Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims

St. Isaac Jogues: With Burning Heart

St. Isaac and the Indians

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Fr. Marquette and the Great Rivers

I Want to be a Christian! (Glory Stories)

Kateri Tekakwitha: Mohawk Maid

Benjamin Franklin by D’Aulaire

What’s the Big Idea Ben Franklin?


A Picture Book of Ben Franklin

Ben & Me

Ben Franklin and His Kite

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia (Landmark)

The Courage of Sarah Noble

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

The Mission Bell

The Padre on Horeseback: A Sketch of Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J. Apostle to the Pimas


Priest on Horseback: Father Farmer

Meet Felicity: An American Girl: 1774

Madeleine Takes Command (Audio)



Everyday Dress of the American Colonial Period Coloring Book (Dover)

Life in Colonial America (Dover)


Blessed Kateri Coloring Book

Indian Tribes of North America Coloring Book (Dover)




Kindergarten – 3 rd

4 th – 5 th

Notebook / Lap Book

Add Coloring Pages, Maps, and Copy Work, based on Reading Assignments, to American History Notebooks

Colonial Life Lap Book What would you find on a colonial farm Houses of the Early Settlers Make a Dye Chart Flax to Linen What did Colonists Wear? Round Book of “Bees” The Great Wakening: Men of Faith (?) The Pharmacopoeia Plantation Crops Layer Book



Jamestown Established


Jamestown Established

c. 1595-1617 Pocahontas

1549-1610 St. Francis Solano c. 1595-1617 Pocahontas 1580-1681 – John Smith


The Mayflower


Mayflower - Pilgrims land at




1656-1680 Blessed Kateri


The First Thanksgiving

1706-1790 Benjamin Franklin

died 1622 Squanto 1607-1646 St. Isaac Jogues 1645-1711 Fr. Eusebio Kino 1656-1680 Blessed Kateri 1706-1790 Benjamin Franklin 1713-1783 Bl. Junipero Serra 1773-1838 Nathaniel Bowditch


Massachusetts – M is for Mayflower


Maryland – B is for Blue Crab


South Carolina – P is for Palmetto



New Hampshire – G is for Granite


Virginia – O is for Old Dominion


New York – E is for Empire


North Carolina – T is for Tar Heel


Rhode Island – R is for Rhode Island Red


Vermont – M is for Maple Syrup


Additional Activities

Colonial Fashion Paper Dolls

Create a Jamestown Replica

Weave a Potholder

Build a Diorama of a House

Bake Bread, Churn Butter

Make a Hornbook

Embroider a Sampler

Punch Tin Candle Holder

Felicity’s Craft & Cook Book