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Books For Teachers

Deitch, JoAnne Weisman. An Educator's Guide to the Perspectives on History Series: Using Primary Source Documents. Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1997.

Lee, George R.The American Revolution. Mark Twain Media, 1996.

McHugh, Janet. Teaching Guide for Making Thirteen Colonies: 1607-1732. Lexington, MA: DC Heath, 1994.

National Archives and Records Administration. Teaching with Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1989.

Parks, Deborah. Teaching Guide for From Colonies to Country: 1710-1791. Lexington, MA: DC Heath, 1994.

Johnson, Roberta Felicity. 1774: Teacher's Guide to Six Books About Colonial America. Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publishers, 1995.

Schell, Karen. Colonial Life: Teacher's Guide. Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing, 1996.

Books For Students


Bowen, Gary. Stranded at Plimoth Plantation, 1626. HarperCollins, 1994.

Brenner, Barbara. If You Were There in 1776. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1994.

Collier, Christopher. The French and Indian War, 1660-1763. Tarrytown, NY: Benchmark Books, 1998.

Erdosh, George. Food and Recipes of the Thirteen Colonies. New York: Powerkids Press, 1997.

Sheila Foley, ed. Faith Unfurled: The Pilgrims' Quest for Freedom. Lowell, MA: Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1993.

Fradin, Dennis. The Connecticut Colony. Children's Press, 1990.

Hakim, Joy. From Colonies to Country: Making Thirteen Colonies. A History of US Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Karin Luisa Badt, ed. Indians of the Northeast. Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1997.

King, David C. Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes. New York: J. Wiley, 1998.

Jeanne M. Bracken, ed. Life in the American Colonies: Daily Lifestyles of the Early Settlers. Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1995.

Loeper, John J. A Colonial Family: The Dudleys of Connecticut. New York: Benchmark Books, 1998.

Marrin, Albert. The Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars 1690-1760. Atheneum, 1987.

McGovern, Ann. If You Lived in Colonial Times. Scholastic Inc., 1992.

Sherrow, Victoria. Huskings, Quiltings and Barn Raisings: Work-Play Parties in Early America. Walker, 1992.

Jeanne M. Bracken, ed. Shot Heard 'Round the World: Beginnings of the American Revolution. Lowell, MA: Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1995.

Jeanne M. Bracken, ed. Women in the American Revolution. Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1997.



Tripp, Valerie. American Girls Series. Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company Publishers:
Changes for Felicity, A Winter Story. 1992.
Felicity Learns a Lesson, A School Story. 1991.
Felicity Saves the Day, A Summer Story. 1993.
Felicity's Surprise: A Christmas Story. 1992.
Happy Birthday, Felicity!: A Springtime Story. 1993.

Bulla, Clyde Robert. Charlie's House. Knopf, 1993. Grades 3+

Bulla, Clyde Robert. A Lion to Guard Us. Harper Collins, 1981. Grades 3+

Clapp, Patricia. Constance: A Story of Early Plymouth. Morrow, 1968. Grades 6+

Dalgliesh, Alice. The Courage of Sarah Noble. Aladdin, 1954. Grades 2+

Field, Rachel. Calico Bush. Dell, 1931. Grades 5+

Forest, Heather. The Baker's Dozen. Illustrated by Susan Graber. Harcourt, 1992. Grades 1+

Fritz, Jean. The Cabin Faced West. Putnam, 1958. Grades 3+

Fritz, Jean. Early Thunder. Putnam, 1967. Grades 5+

Morrow, Avi. Night Journeys. 1979. Grades 4+

Sewall, Marcia. People of the Breaking Day. Atheneum, 1990. Grades 2+

Sewall, Marcia. Pilgrims of Plymouth. Macmillan, 1986. Grades 2+

Sewall, Marcia. Thunder from the Clear Sky. Atheneum, 1995. Grades 2+

Speare, Elizabeth George. Witch of Blackbird Pond. Dell, 1978. Grades 6+


Benes, Peter. ed.Algonkians of New England: Past and Present. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Annual Proceedings 1991. Boston: Boston University, 1993.

Bushman, Richard L. From Puritan to Yankee: Character and Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.

Daniels, Bruce C. Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England. Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1995.

Dollarhide, William. British Origins of American Colonies, 1629-1775. Bountiful, UT: AGLL Genealogical Services, 1997.

Findling, John E. and Frank W. Thackeray. ed. Events that Changed America in the Eighteenth Century. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Lucier, Armand F. New England Chronicle: News of New England from January 1722-December 1731. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, 1997.

Lutz, Donald S. ed. Colonial Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1998.

Middleton, Richard. Colonial America: A History. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers Inc., 1996.

Mintz, Steven & Susan Kellogg. Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life. New York: Free Press, 1988.

Nylander, Jane C. Our Own Snug Fireside: Images of the New England Home 1760-1860. New York: Knopf, 1993.

Towner, Lawrence W. A Good Master Well Served: Masters and Servants in Colonial Massachusetts, 1620-1750. New York: Garland Publishers, 1997.

Whitaker, Beverly Delong. Work and Leisure in Colonial America. Kansas City, MO: Genealogy, 1996.

Wolf, Stephanie Grauman. As Various as their Land: The Everyday Lives of Eighteenth-Century Americans. New York: Harpercollins, 1993.

Online Sources

1755 - The French and Indian War Homepage ~
Provides soldier lists, white coats, events/places to visit, references, other links, and document of the month.

Archiving Early America ~
Take a look at some of our country's most important documents.

Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man ~
The World of Benjamin Franklin Exhibit from The Franklin Institute Science Museum provides a generous sampling of well-organized information on the life of Benjamin Franklin.

Charters of Freedom Exhibit ~
Part of the National Archives site, this will show you images of documents in their collection such as the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Colonial Williamsburg Home Page ~
Great source for colonial history, plantations, people, battles, travel planning, and more.

From Revolution to Reconstruction: A WWW Project ~
Includes excellent articles addressing major topics in American History with links to other important sites and information.

Liberty! The American Revolution ~
Part of the PBS homepage. Provides information and games related to the American Revolution.

Old Sturbridge Village ~
The homepage of this historical site.

United States-History-1600-1775, Colonial Period ~
For educators--explore the Colonial Period through the internet. You'll find maps, lesson plans, bibliographies and curriculum content.

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