World History – Middle Ages to American Revolution

Dutch in North America

Come explore the Dutch’s colonization of North America with us!

Readings

  • p. 21-23 about New Amsterdam in The Thirteen Colonies
  • p.12-13 about the Dutch colonies in The New Americans
  • p.24 about New Amsterdam and p.64-76 about New Netherland in Colonial Living
  • p.322 of Usborne World History
  • Life in New Amsterdam by Laura Fischer

Internet Exploration:

Click the image and explore the New Amsterdam History Center with your students:

CLICK HERE to explore the New Netherland Institute’s website with an online history.

 

Videos:

Here’s a video produced by high school students, but it is very thorough in its information about Dutch colonization

Activities:

Reading Comprehension worksheet from EdHelper.com (we only printed the story and first few questions on page 3 of download):

 

(EdHelper.com offers lots of printable activities for a very low annual fee.  I feel that it is worth the investment to have access to printable resources.)

Independent Readings:

We will explore this Dutch colony more in future lessons, so we did not have independent readings for this lesson.

 

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