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Plymouth Places to see Historic Boston Mount Vernon Mount Vernon Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Washington D.C. Washington D.C. Philadelphia Monticello Jamestown Our Reflections
Each group selected a site that we thought was the most interesting to us. We liked picking our own groups to work with this time. We really enjoyed the virtual tours. They made us feel like we were really there. We could have added more details/facts on some of the slides.
More Reflections Some of us spent too much time playing with the virtual tour instead of working. Some of us learned that working with friends is not too good. We did not get as good of a grade because we played around too much. We thought it was difficult to talk about our work in front of our parents. We need more practice talking in public. We liked the virtual tour of George Washington the best because we want to go there. We wondered… “How many Patriots or colonists lived in homes like Mount Vernon?”
By: Yesenia and Crystal By: Yesenia and Crystal Mount Vernon
: www.kralidis.ca/misc/ pics/gbltbaltphilly020308www.kralidis.ca/misc/ pics/gbltbaltphilly020308 // Front View of House
math.feld.cvut.cz/ habala/travpics.htm Back of House
Mount Vernon was built in the 1730’s by George Washington’s father. It has 21 rooms. It is 9,000 square feet, including the back porch. In 1799, George Washington had 340 people living with him. www.greatestcities.com/.../ District_of_Columbia/
George Washington was our first president (as we all know). He used to live on a plantation called Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is in Virginia. www.philaathenaeum.org/ hmuseum/rees.htm
Our Little Colonial House The Basset Hall Main Menu Slavery Virtual Tour Where would you like to go?
Our Little Colonial House John D. Rockefeller was the son of the richest man in America. This house was famous because his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller owned it. http://www.historyhttp://www.history. org
The Bassett Hall This building was built between 1753 and1766 by Philip Johnson. Later it was bought by Burwell Basset. It became Rockefeller’s house in 1936. It was then opened to the public. This building was built between 1753 and1766 by Philip Johnson. Later it was bought by Burwell Basset. It became Rockefeller’s house in 1936. It was then opened to the public. http://www.history.org/Almanack/places/hb/hbbass.cfm
Slavery Colonial Williamsburg had slaves. They worked for the people that were rich. Some farmers had slaves too. www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/ CAS/US_History/sem2.html
Old Boston www.pbs.org/.../ see_it_now/1770.0071.html
Boston’s Buttons Information About Boston Tea Party Salem Witch Trial Website Main Menu Boston Massacre Paul Revere The Old State House
About Historic Boston Boston was ruled by the King of England in 1773. Boston is located in Massachusetts which was a New England colony. Massachusetts was the sixth state to join the Union. Boston was where the “angry” people were during the American Revolution.
Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre started in 1770 in Boston. It happened in front of the Old State House. The “massacre” started because the villagers were angry at the king for putting taxes on tea. Then they became angrier because the king sent soldiers to control them. The people were mean to the soldiers and that got the soldiers mad. The soldiers started shooting and killed five people. www.usd298.com/Feldkamp_ RevoWar/rev_war_1.htm
The Old State House This building was built in 1713 and was where the colonial and the state government met. The Declaration of Independence was first read on the east balcony in Boston. Also, the Boston Massacre happened in front of this building. http://www.bostonuk.com/visitors/boston_mass_historic.htm
Paul Revere’ s House In 1770, a patriot named Paul Revere bought a house in Boston. He was most famous for warning the Patriots that the British were coming during the American Revolution. He also helped during the Boston Tea Party. His house was built in 1680 and is the oldest building still standing. http://www.bostonuk.com/visitors/boston_mass_historic.htm
Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party started in 1773 because the king was taxing the tea. So, one night the people dressed up as Native Americans, got on a boat in the harbor and dumped a lot of tea into the water. www.cycboston.org/ HarborNews.htm Aerial view of Boston Harbor
Salem Salem was a little town outside Boston. It was famous because its people believed in witchcraft. In Salem, 20 people were killed because they were found guilty of using witchcraft. In 1629 the trials were banned. www.law.umkc.edu/.../ ftrials/salem/SALEM.HTM
The Colonists Information Their Leader Virtual tour Jamestown AdventureJamestown Main Menu
The Colonists Of Jamestown The people who decided to join this colony faced harsh times. The colony was dying. Many got diseases from the water and the insects. Not many people wanted to work and the whole colony almost died out.
Jamestown Jamestown was a colony in 1607-1620. The colony was built on a marshy area in Virginia. The area was diseased with dirty water. The land was not good for planting. The people built a fort with a cannon at each corner. While the people worked at the fort some groups went out to find gold but they only found pyrite [fool’s gold]. The Indians were a another problem. Later they found that tobacco was very good crop and traded with the Indians. Jamestown was a colony in 1607-1620. The colony was built on a marshy area in Virginia. The area was diseased with dirty water. The land was not good for planting. The people built a fort with a cannon at each corner. While the people worked at the fort some groups went out to find gold but they only found pyrite [fool’s gold]. The Indians were a another problem. Later they found that tobacco was very good crop and traded with the Indians. ml http://www.apva.org/finding/starch.html
The Fort Here is a model of what Jamestown looked like. The colonists built a triangular fort. It protected the colonists from the Algonquin Indians. http://www.ncps.k12.va.us/jamestown.JPG
This was Jamestown’s leader, John Smith. In December 1607, he was captured by Indians. Powhatan, the tribe leader, ordered a trial or a ritual but Pocahontas, an Indian princess, saved his life. In 1609, he was injured by a gunpowder burn and had to go back to England for medication. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/gifs/Smithjohn.GIF
Independence Hall Cool Places To See Liberty Bell Website National Constitution Center Main Menu
Liberty Bell www.ucc.org/ aboutus/firsts.htm www.ucc.org/ aboutus/firsts.htm www.ucc.org/ aboutus/firsts.htm www.ucc.org/ aboutus/firsts.htm Every year almost 1.6 million people visit the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell weighs 2,080 pounds. The Liberty Bell is located at Liberty Bell Pavilion on Market Street. It was rung on July 8, 1776, for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
“Independence Hall” The Constitutional Convention began on May 1787 at the Independence Hall. They decided what our government would be like. They divided it into three branches: the Legislative, the Executive and Judicial Branches. http://www.gophila.com/index-independencehall.htm
National Constitution Center One of the original copies of the Constitution is on display here for the public to see. http://www.gophila.com/culturefiles/historicattractions/constitutioncenter/
Monticello Thomas Jefferson Lewis And Clark Cool Stuff About Monticello Virtual tour Main Menu
Monticello Monticello was built in 1768 in Charleston, Virginia. It was owned by Thomas Jefferson from 1768 to 1782.
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He also wrote the Declaration of Independence. He asked Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory that he had just bought for the U.S. http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/biography.html
Lewis and Clark www.evergreen.edu/.../ hotopics/lewis-clark/ Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase. They began exploring near St. Louis, in May 1804 and returned in September 1806. They traveled 8,000 miles. Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase. They began exploring near St. Louis, in May 1804 and returned in September 1806. They traveled 8,000 miles.
Mayflower Virtual Tour Main Menu Pilgrims Plymouth Church Squanto
Mayflower The Mayflower was the ship that was used by the Pilgrims to sail to the New World. The Pilgrims couldn’t cook on the ship. When they landed, they met an Indian named Squanto, who surprised them by speaking English. http://www.mikehaywoodart.co.uk/
Pilgrims The Pilgrims went to the New World seeking religious freedom. They settled in Plymouth. When they were trying to find land they had to walk during the harsh winter. www.boisestate.edu/ courses/reformation/
Squanto Squanto Squanto was an Indian who spoke English. He taught the colonists how to improve their crops by using fish fertilizer. Squanto was an Indian who spoke English. He taught the colonists how to improve their crops by using fish fertilizer. http://www.vineyardboise.org/publications/articles/2002/quarter_4/thanksgiving.htm
Plymouth Church http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/ny6.htm
About Plymouth Church The Plymouth Church was build under ground. In 1849 the church was destroyed by fire. It was used to help in the fight against slavery.
Famous Places Collage White House Capitol Building Virtual Tour PLACES TO SEE IN WASHINGTON D.C. Main Menu
Famous Places of Washington D.C. www.benperson.com/ portfolio/photoshop.html Pictured is the Nation’s capitol, the Supreme Court, Washington’s Monument and the Smithsonian Museum.
U.S. Capitol The U.S. Capitol is where the Senators and the Representatives work. It was burned by the British in 1814 and had to be repaired. The U.S. Capitol is where the Senators and the Representatives work. It was burned by the British in 1814 and had to be repaired. http:// curiouscat.com/travels/ washingtondc.cfm
White House The White House is in Washington D.C. This is where the president lives. The White House was built in the year 1790. www.brookingsinstitution.org/ / Cppe/images