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Literacy through Art, Science, & Social Studies


Also Available Separately

Flannel / Magnetic  Board Freebie

Magnetic and Flannel Board Images are also included for free exploration, and story and report development.

Natural Resources "Go Fish" Game

Students review names and practice identification of commonly used natural resources through playing a game of "Go Fish."

Colonial Resources Natural Resources Board Game

Students play together in small groups to identify ways a resource was used in the early colonial days.  They categorize the resource according to food, clothing, or shelter.  The game cards are self checking.

Natural Resources Matching Puzzles

Students put 2 part puzzles together to identify products that come from a resource.  Many of the resources depict several products.

Colonial Natural Resources Posters

Students read images that depict the steps needed to convert a natural resource into a useful product.  They discuss and explain the process to the rest of the class.  (2 reading levels:  PS-Grade 2, Grades 3-5)  They come in letter size for standard printers, and ledger size for large format printers.

Colonial Natural Resources Research Cards

Students read "trading cards" that contain an image on one side, and nonfictional paragraphs on the reverse side.  Several cards contain primary source information.  They come in 3 reading levels:  PS-Grade 1, Grades 2-3, and Grades 4-5.

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Explore the natural resources used by the early American colonists on the East Coast of North America with these fun games and activities.


Text materials come in three levels (preschool-grade 1, grades 2-3, grades 4-6.
  All the activities listed below are included in the bundle.  They can also be purchased individually.

Natural Resources of Colonial America