5th Grade Research Sites-Social Studies

America's Founding Fathers

America's Library

Archiving Early America-primary sources from 18th Century America

Ducksters - People

Fact Monster - People

George Washington

KidsConnect - People

Library of Congress-America

Mr. Nussbaum-Interactive 13 Colonies
Click on map for 13 Colony Regions for climate/geography, religion. Click on map for 13 Colony Village and Trades-religion, and trades/occupation are listed along with crops.

PBS-Colonial House-colonist profiles, interactive history, etc.

Scholastic-Our America Colonial Period

The Time Page-13 Originals-Founding the American Colonies

Easy Bib
Use this site to cite your sources.

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