Colonial Immigration

America was colonized by thousands of emigrants from Europe and Africa. Some people came by choice, others were forced. All endured a challenging sea voyage before reaching the New World. This portfolio explores the different groups who helped to settle America during the 1600s and 1700s, when America's "melting pot" began. It contains ready-to-use, hands-on primary source documents, most in their original sizes, and reproducible Broadsheets, which provide historical background for understanding the documents. This portfolio also provides a comprehensive Study Guide with reproducible activities including vocabulary, writing, research and creative thinking exercises, and a teacher's response key. Students will also benefit from the comprehensive timeline, covering events from 1492 to 1763. 4 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * Why Did They Come? * From Worlds Apart * The Difficult Voyage * Forced to Emigrate 10 Primary Source Documents: * List of passengers on the Mayflower * Rubbing from the gravestone of Phinehas Pratt, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1680 * Letter from Georgia colonist Thomas Causton to his wife, 1732 * The Virginia Gazette, September 17 to September 24, 1736 * Earliest printed map of Detroit, 1764 * Statement of figures from a Spanish expedition to California, 1769 * Page of prayers to be used at sea, 1636 * An indenture, 1731 * Pamphlet, Notes on the Slave Trade, 1757 * Broadside ballad, "The Trappan'd Maiden: or, The Distressed Damsel"

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6229-2
Author: Muriel L. Dubois
Copyright: 2002
Reading Level: Grades 5-8
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"