new amsterdam & colonial New york
Since the below websites are real webpages, not just things made for schools, the reading level might challenge you. Feel free to use the online webster dictionary or ask a parent to read with you!
Visit this website to learn about Henry Hudson's voyage from the Netherlands, his discovery of a "new world," and his trip through the Hudson River Valley.
Are you curious about how the landscape changed once Europeans settled in New York City? Click here to understand the European impact on habitats and wildlife.
See what life in New Amsterdam was like through the eyes of a child your age. Let Annetje give you a sneak peak into how children lived in the 17th century.
Click on the website above to see how daily life in New Amsterdam was very different from daily life in Manahatta. The arrival of the Dutch West Indies Company and other settlers from Europe changed everything in a short amount of time.
This website will give you a brief introduction to colonial culture. In particular, you will learn what the Dutch colonists did for fun, as well as a bit about their architecture and language. After you read the lesson, quiz yourself on what you learned by playing the Colonial Culture Matching Game!
"What would I eat?" "Would I go to school? What would my school day be like?" "What would I do for fun?" "What would I wear?" If you want answers to these basic questions, read this article!
more on a child's life...
- Colonial Children Activites - Explore what colonial children did for fun.
- Activities for Colonial Children - Discover how colonial children amused themselves.
- Colonial Schooling - Take a look at a typical day in school for a colonial child. What subjects did they study? How many hours did they go to school?
- Daily Life for Colonial Children - What was a typical day for colonial children
- Colonial Housing - Discover what type of housing colonial children lived in.
- Transportation in Colonial Life - Discover how colonial children got around.