Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

I came across the title Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski on some book list I discovered online.  I’ve had it on our shelf for a couple of years, but we’ve never gotten around to reading it.  147 more words

Historical Fiction

Revolution Brainpop

Brainpop is an absolutely fantastic website chock-full of games, videos, activities, quizzes and other tools for students to have an interactive learning experience. This site has a unit on the American Revolution that has videos such as… 82 more words

Social Studies

Weaving Through My Genealogy

What a maze.  I’m trying to document in particular the ancestors who came to America.  Born in England and came to New England – Boston, Connecticut – in the 1600’s.   77 more words


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“A charming field for an encounter” was in part the description that the young Lt. Col. George Washington wrote to Governor Dinwiddie in May of 1754 of the Great Meadows that he had chosen for his base camp. 404 more words


Terror On The Monongahela, Part One

Major General Edward Braddock’s Expedition of 1755 is an important piece of American history. Being ordered to America, and arriving at Hampton, VA in February, Maj. 1,722 more words

French And Indian War

The end of the French and Indian War

Yesterday, February 11, 1763 the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War, a global conflict between Britain and France, ended in the Treaty of Paris. 404 more words

February 10, 1763

Fighting for territorial gains world-wide and in the Americas, on this day in 1763, the French and Indian War comes to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by France, Great Britain, and Spain. 235 more words

English History