Granted, when you go a bout looking at various unit studies, information, resources for extra reading, projects and the like for something like Jamestown and The Mayflower and the Pilgrims, you are pretty much going to find a lot of repeated stuff. I mean, it's history -- it all happened the way it happened, and folks have been there/done that with lesson plans for years using the same dried up facts. As they say, there is nothing new under the sun (or under THE SON)...
But, nonetheless, I keep googling under various terms to see what new sites pop up. And I'll share what I find, repeated projects and information or not, and when our time begins on this path of lessons, we will pick and choose ideas from all of them. So, here are more "stepping stones" as it were along our Paths of Exploration studies:
Us History Lesson Plans and Resources -- they have links for all time frames, not just Colonial
Carole Hurst Literature Site -- discussion starters, book listings, etc. We will print her list and check out the library for added reading opportunities
This TeacherLink site has some books and outline ideas based on them
This ProTeacher site has some offerings
The Teacher's Corner...
HSLDA even has a page of information and links we will be looking into between the Pilgrims and beginning the Revolutionary War
And I keep coming back to Homeschool in The Woods' products, like their History Through The Ages: Time Travelers Colonial Life. I really think we will order it. It will add alot to our fun, I'm sure.
Danielle's Place has several craft goodies we will go through and keep bookmarked
The Kids Kreate site is the same...definitely a bookmark page for the littles
Just for fun and future reference, the Craft Tales site offers free projects, start to finish...
There's just so much out there that looks fun! I need to really lay out a plan before we get started on/around late July!!