Colonial America
Colonial America: the Salem Witch Trials History is full of interesting events….some good, some bad, and some pretty weird!

Today’s Activities

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Kindness 101

The people in Salem in 1692 probably could have used a lesson on Optimism.  Explore this lesson from Tyler Vogel, a Mustang from Curtis Creek Elementary School, to find out more. 

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Brain Teasers!

Challenge yourself to solve these math puzzles. Share one or more with someone else and explain your thinking.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems! 

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills!

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Which Witch?

The Salem Witch Trials took place in 1692 in Massachusetts, a British colony at that time. To find out more, watch this BrainPOP video and then answer the questions on the worksheet.  Can you explain to someone the meaning of the lyrics in this silly song about this event in history?

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The Shape of You!

Silhouettes were a favored style of portraiture during the 1800’s. Watch this YouTube video to learn more.  Do you have a smartphone or digital camera, printer, and black paper?  You can create your own silhouette by asking someone to take a profile picture of you from the shoulders up, printing the photo and cutting out your shape to trace onto black paper.  Glue your silhouette onto a nice background to display as artwork

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