Planting Colonial Seeds: US History Pt. 1 (Wednesday 1-3pm)


Planting Colonial Seeds: US History Pt. 1 (Wednesday 1-3pm)


The first colonial seeds were ideas planted in people’s minds. The ideas came from ancient civilizations – good ideas about exploration and democracy, bad ideas like slavery and intolerance. The next “seeds” were actual people who came to North America and faced overwhelming challenges. They paid a high price for their inexperience and poor planning.

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Students will:

  • understand that the new American culture flowed from ancient civilizations;
  • identify reasons for the English colonizing effort at Jamestown;
  • understand the achievements of the Woodland Indians who inhabited land taken by the colonists;
  • describe key figures in the colonization of Virginia.

Teacher:  Dr. Claire Strom, Rapetti-Trunzo Chair of History, Rollins College

Dates:  2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22

Time:  1:00-3:00 pm

Ages:  10-14

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