Other favorites of mine include:
The Courage of Sarah Noble
The True Story of Pocahontas
The First Thanksgiving
If You Lived in Colonial Time
As a read aloud, I’d highly recommend Blood on the River. It is a high level book, but my colleagues have used it with reports that the students totally loved it and could not wait to hear the next chapter.
These resources may be helpful with the books I mentioned:
Interested in going all in with colonial time? Check out [this post] from Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6. I just loved it. She walks through her whole unit, and I love how the kids set up colonial stores, displayed their projects, and made their learning come to life. You can just tell it was lots of fun. Here are a few images of colonial art you might try out.
|From First Grade Parade|
I think this could be done with the ships to Jamestown too
Many other great ideas you might adapt to Colonial Life in this post..
|This pin did not have a link with it. I always enjoyed making|
Jamestown models with my fourth graders like this.