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Section: The Land and the People
Help Section: Explore the Great Shellfish Bay
Help Section: Visit a Woodland Indian Village
Help Section: Go on an Archeological Dig

Section: The Voyage to Marie's Land
Help Section: Journey to a New Life
Help Section: Adding It Up

Section: The Colony Begins (1634-1640)
Help Section: Build Your Plantation
Help Section: Read a Colonist's Diary

Section: The Colony Grows (1640-1700)
Help Section: Tour the Growing Colony
Help Section: Investigate a Slavery Timeline
Help Section: Solve the Mystery of the Three Lead Coffins
Help Section: Create Your Own Museum
Help Section: Ask an Expert

Background information and directions for completing each activity Help Sections are best read before students become involved in the interactive activity. They contain important background information and directions for working with the activity. You may want to print them out and read them with students before beginning. Alternatively, the sections are narrated. Students could work independently or in groups, reading on-line as they listen to the narration on the computer.

Printed Help Sections can also be used to review information gathered as students work with an interactive.
Section: The Land and the People   Printable materials available for the interactives help students, especially less skilled readers, negotiate content to create meaning.
  • Explore the Great Shellfish Bay

    A worksheet to help students track their progress as they travel through the Bay.

    A map of the interactive with all locations labeled.

    A teacher's key detailing the text students will read.

    A list of vocabulary words for the interactive.

  • Visit a Woodland Indian Village

      Copy of de Bry engraving of a typical Indian Village
    A copy of the drawing included in this interactive.
    A one sheeter for teachers with all locations on the map labeled.
    A worksheet for students to use to track or summarize findings.
    A list of vocabulary words for the interactive.

  • Go on an Archeological Dig

    A list of vocabulary words for the interactive.

    An overview of the objects that can be found during the dig.

    Section: Voyage to Marie's Land  
  • Journey to a New Life

    A graphic which shows the Ark in cross section
    A map showing the route of the voyage of the Ark in 1633-1634.
    A map of the interactive story. This document is a mirror of the "story map", found at the top of the interactive. The interactive story map allows students to jump to any page within the interactive. Students can use the printable diagram of pages/choices to track their progress in the story. If students have to re-start the interactive for some reason, they can review their progress to quickly pick up the story where they left off.
    A list of vocabulary words for the interactive.

  • Adding It Up

    A list of vocabulary words for the interactive.

    An overview and schematic to assist students in accessing the different types of information found in this interactive.

    Section: The Colony Begins (1634-1640)  
  • Build Your Plantation

  • Read a Colonist's Diary
    What Father White's diary may have looked like if he had written it today
    Section: The Colony Grows (1640-1700)  
  • Tour the Growing Colony
    A map of St. Mary's City in 1685
    An overview of the text, video and audio students will find as they explore this interactive.
    A replica of the board shop owners used to calculate how much customers owed them
    A list of vocabulary words for the interactive.

  • Investigate a Slavery Timeline

    An overview of the information students will access in the timeline interactive.

    A list of vocabulary words for the interactive.

  • Solve the Mystery of the Lead Coffins
    A version of the story that includes only its text
    A list of difficult vocabulary words and their definitions
    A list of clues assembled by noted historian Dr. Lois Carr that guided historians as they worked to identify the bodies found in the coffins
    A worksheet to help students gather clues to solve the Mystery of the Three Lead Coffins on their own.
    A short guide to the contents of each page of the story.
  • Create Your Own Museum

    A list of vocabulary words for the interactive.

  • Ask an Expert

    The Calvert Family
    George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore

    Cecil Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore

    Leonard Calvert

    Philip Calvert

    Charles Calvert, Third Lord Baltimore

    Anne Arundell, Lady Baltimore

    Anne Wolesley Calvert

    The Brent family
    Margaret Brent

    Giles Brent

    Mathias de Sousa

    In-depth articles about these prominent and influential first citizens of Maryland These materials can help students explore the people and events that actually created our state's first government and society.

    Student groups can use individual Case Studies as the basis for a research project. By exploring the other resources embedded in the Case Studies and researching further in text books or online, students could create a report that can be shared with the whole class.
    Charles I, King of England & Henrietta Maria, Queen of England

    William Claiborne

    Captain Henry Fleet

    Cyprian Thorowgood

    Father Andrew White

    Kittamaquund, Tayac of the Piscataway

    Thomas Cornwallis

    John Lewger

    Jerome Hawley

    Richard Ingle

    Governor William Stone and Verlinda Stone

    Daniel Clocker

    Anthony Johnson

    Wife of a planter

    George Alsop

    Augustine Herrmann (Hermann)

    John Coode

    Brief biographies about all manner of people-from royalty to indentured servant-who played a large part in colonial Maryland history. These biographies can be used to explore more about colonial Maryland life. Individual students could be responsible for writing a brief synopsis of why they feel this person was important to Maryland history.

    A group activity could involve creating a bulletin board of important people in colonial Maryland. Student groups could create drawings based on the biographies to include with printed versions of the text here. They could use string or yarn to show connections among the group.
    TIMELINE OF MARYLAND HISTORY A chronology of events in Maryland focused on the time of settlement - coordinated with the four sections of the site This timeline could be used to orient students before working with the site interactives, or as an outline for them to fill in with important details they find as they work with the site.
    IN THE NEWS Stories showing how the people, places, and events of colonial Maryland are still topics of interest. The sample story here might spark interest in current events related to colonial life. You could ask students to search for more stories in newspapers and online, and direct them to write a brief synopsis to share with others throughout the state. Use the contact button above the story to send stories to site administrators.
    Questions about "The Land and the People"

    Questions about "The Voyage to Marie's Land"

    Questions about "The Colony Begins (1634 - 1640)

    Questions about "The Colony Grows (1640 - 1700)

    Lists of questions students might have about the basics of colonial Maryland life FAQs help expand students' backgrounds on the people, places, and events that are part of the site. They could be used as resources for students to create a fictional story about the people who lived during these times.
    BOOKS TO READ TOGETHER -- A LIST FOR FAMILIES Fiction and nonfiction books about the Chesapeake Bay, the Native Peoples who made this area their home, and the colonial experience in Maryland This list could be made available to families, drawing them into their children's experiences in school.

    You could also use the list to assign complementary reading in language arts class.
    Corn cakes


    Meat Pasties

    Bean fritters

    Recipes supplied by Historic St. Mary's City that will help you cook like a colonist. If they have access to kitchen facilities, your class could try out these recipes in school. Recipes could also be shared with families. Perhaps students would like to share a colonial night during a school event, featuring the colonial food they have cooked at home.

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