BrainPOP

Thirteen Colonies

How many colonies does it take to make a country? If you’re talking about the United States, the answer is 13! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby take you on a tour of the original Thirteen Colonies. You’ll learn where the first permanent English settlement in North America was founded, and who fought the French and Indian War. (Hint: It wasn’t just the French and the Indians!) You’ll discover where the Pilgrims landed, and why they--and other settlers--decided to make the journey across the Atlantic Ocean in the first place. You’ll explore the differences and similarities between the lives of colonists from the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. And you’ll get a sneak peek at what led them all to join together against the mighty British Empire! Next stop: revolution!

Learn More:

What does “colonial times” mean?

How did the first English settlers live in America?

Why didn’t Britain want to give the colonies their independence?