Exploring the Connecticut Colony (Exploring the 13 Colonies)
Covers Native American and English conflicts, the Pequot Indians, Dutch trader Adriaen Block, the Puritans, and Pastor Thomas Hooker.
Step back in time and visit Connecticut during the Colonial period. Despite conflicts with England and Native Americans, such as the Pequot Indian War, Dutch and English settlers flocked to Connecticut for its rich farmland and religious freedom. Find out what made Connecticut unique, how it got the nickname "the Constitution State," what role it played during the Revolutionary War, and what daily life was like in Colonial times and the early days of statehood.
This beautifully written and illustrated Smithsonian book series is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers and history buffs. Each multipurpose chapter book contains facts, events, and notable people and more from each of the original 13 colonies. Chapters cover a specific topic and many include a biography of a significant person of interest, sprinkled with geographical tidbits, bite sized facts, thinking points, historical maps, source documents and vocabulary words in callout boxes. In the back of each book is featured a timeline, glossary, web links to additional activities, recommendations for additional reading, and a few Common Core suggestions for critical thinking. These could be of valuable use in a unit or state study. Although from a secular publisher, the role of religion is sometimes discussed in its historical context. This series is a level V on the F & P Scale. Approx. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Judy