Grade 6 – The British Colonies Grow

Grade 6, February 19, 2015

  1. Highlight UK claims in RED
  2. French in BLUE
  3. Spanish in YELLOW
  4. Russian in GREEN


Grade 6, European Colonization, Study Questions for February 19, 2015.

  1. What was the smallest of the European colonies?
  2. Who took took over New Sweden in 1655?
  3. Who took the New Netherlands in 1664?
  4. What European country was the first to colonize in America?
  5. In 1775 what country controlled most of North America?


1638 to 1655                           Dutch

New Netherlands                 New Sweden

Denmark                                 First  successful English colony

Virginia                                   The Virgin Islands

French                                     Alaska

Russians                                 Louisiana & Haiti

Spain                                       controlled Cuba until 1898

List three colonies that you are interested in researching for you British Colony project.




The week of February 16 to 20, 2015.

Monday – President’s Day Holiday, in honor of George Washington’s Birthday.

Tuesday – Finish European colonization reports, Go over notes on colonization.

Wednesday – Review colonial territories.

The New Netherlands, Dutch Colonies in North America:

Thursday – European colonization QUIZ! See study questions above!

Friday – The British Colonies in North America


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