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Colonial House Picture of the colony
Meet the Colonists Behind the Scenes Interactive History Media Gallery
Interactive History
IntroductionChoose:
Educational Interactivity: Pilgrim's Progress
Drawing of a ship

Remember: Whenever you see a quill, you'll want to record that information.
Step 6. First Europeans in Your Area

There may have been Europeans in your area long before your city or town was built. These Europeans may have been sailors, trappers, explorers, or prospectors. Many Europeans visited the New World long before 1628, the year in which COLONIAL HOUSE takes place. Who were the first Europeans in your neck of the woods?

Quill iconChallenge 1.
Determine who the first Europeans were in the area of your city or town, and the year when they first arrived.

Quill iconChallenge 2.
Determine why these first Europeans came to your area. What were they doing?

Quill iconChallenge 3.
Determine what else was happening in North America at the time the first Europeans arrived in your area.

Once you have completed your historical detective work, proceed to Step 7.

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