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A Thankful Fifth Grade

November21

untitledFor the last two weeks we have been learning about the first English settlements in the New World. We have learned that the colonists came to America for the freedom to practice their own religion. We learned the mystery behind the The Lost Colony of Roanoke, the sad history behind slave ships and slavery in America, and the many Native American tribes that welcomed the new colonists.
Each student in the class chose an aspect of Colonial history to research. From the Mayflower, to slavery and on to the Original 13 Colonies, every student completed a paragraph describing one of these topics of Colonial history. Check them out below!

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“A Thankful Fifth Grade”

  1. November 21st, 2013 at 11:24 am      Reply Mckayla,Tino,Lizbeth Says:

    Africans began to be shipped to North America in the 1600’s. By 1860,
    the states had about four million slaves. In the United States there were seventeen states that had slavery. Those states were: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, South Carolina, and much more of the east coast. The first African slaves arrived in Virginia in 1619. Slaves were used for labor. Slavery ended in 1865 because it became illegal according to the 13th Amendment.


  2. November 21st, 2013 at 11:33 am      Reply Ariana C. Says:

    SALEM WITCH TRIALS

    The Salem which trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts.Around 200 people were accused of witchcraft.20 were executed.They believed that the devil gave certain people known as witches to harm others in return for their loyalty. In 1692 the daughter and niece of Reverend Samuel Paris ill.They failed to improve the village doctor, William Griggs was called in.His diagnoses put into motion withe the forces that would put into motion result in the death,and hanging of 19 men and women. In addition one man was crushed to death and seven others died in prison.It was necessary to examine the time in witch accusations of witchcraft occurred.There was a place called Gallows Hill were many people were hanged for the accusations of witchcraft.A strong belief in the devil fractioned among Salem village.It was a sad and terrible time even for colonist to live their lives peacefully.


  3. November 21st, 2013 at 11:45 am      Reply Zayden F. Says:

    THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS
    The Salem Witch Trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts.Two hundred people were accused of witchcraft.Twenty were executed.They believed that the devil could give certain people (known as witches)powers to harm others in return for royalty.There was a strong belief in the devil, and that caused fractions among Salem Village.In January of 1692,the daughter and niece of Reverend Samuel Parris,became ill.They failed to improve the village doctor, William Griggs was called in.His diagnoses put into motion with the forces of witchcraft that would result to the death and hanging of nineteen men and women.In addition to that one man was crushed to death by rocks because he refused to the trial of witch craft (they did this because A: he refused.B: they thought he did do witchcraft because he said “I’m not going to do a trail.I didn’t do witchcraft.Seven others died in prison.Some… infact allot of people think it is necessary to examine the time in which accusations of witchcraft occured.They hung and burned many people at Gallows Hill for witchcraft.It was a sad and messed up time in the colonial time in the 17th century.


  4. November 21st, 2013 at 11:52 am      Reply raven Says:

    William Penn was born on October 14,1644 he was born in London, England, United Kingdom.In 1666 while in Ireland, the 22 year old young aristocrat managed his fathers estate and participated in militia action against Irish rebels,but when he heard a Quaker preacher ,the course of his life was changed forever as he accepted Quaker doctrine as his own. The Quaker faith in turn, would never be the same once Penn contribated his immense talent,energy,connections,and money. Penn’s involvement in Quaker business extended to assisting in the development of two Quaker colonies in America:East Jersey and West Jersey.From England,Penn shaped their government and actions. William Penn died on July 30, 1718 in Ruscombe ,Bershire England,United Kingdom. William Penn died from a stroke and his age was 73.


  5. November 21st, 2013 at 12:01 pm      Reply Jasmine/Anjolie Says:

    A Blacksmiths is a metal smith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal by using tools. Blacksmiths produced objects. They made weapons and armor and many other tools that were needed in an average town. Also in every Blacksmith shop there was a furnace, in which the metals would be heated. Blacksmiths created a variety of different tools and weapons in the colonial times. For example, they created swords, axes, and hammers. They also created Anvils. Blacksmiths were very important at the time.


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