Middle Colonies

Mini Lesson: Middle Colonies

POWERPOINT on Middle Colonies 

SSUSH1 The student will describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century.

 c. Explain the development of the mid-Atlantic colonies; include the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam and subsequent English takeover, and the settlement of Pennsylvania.

 Key Terms:Quaker, William Penn, Holy experiment, New York

 Watch from 0-8:30 to learn about New York and Pennsylvania

Things to think about

How did the English get control of what is present day New York?

Why was William Penn’s establishment of Pennsylvania called a “Holy Experiment”?

What type of relationship did the people of Pennsylvania have with Native Americans?