Thirteen Colonies: The Pennsylvania Colony
Thirteen Colonies: The Pennsylvania Colony

Today’s Activities

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Engage

Did you know that Pennsylvania was the second state to become a state, and was our nation’s first capital? You may have also heard about the Quakers, Benjamin Franklin, the Continental Army, and the French and Indian War.  Let’s go back in time during the American Revolution to the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! *Watch the video or read the picture book from Scholastic’s TruFlix. Show what you learned by taking the quiz. *Account needed.

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Brain Teasers

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!

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

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Explore

Did you know Philadelphia was the first town to have many “firsts” in our country: first fire station, hospital, and public school. Building a new town takes a lot of planning and collaboration. Play with “City Creator” to explore how you might build a new town.

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history

The Lenape Native Americans of the Iroquois Nation lived on the Pennsylvania lands and across the Eastern Woodlands long before European settlers.  They developed their own constitution that helped them keep the peace for many years, and early settlers used some of its ideas in the American government.  You can read more about their history here. Imagine seeing their beautiful longhouses on the land. Draw one!

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Get moving

Time for P.E. at home with Belleview’s own Coach K! No matter what day it is, are you ready for the Tough Tuesday workout?

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