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Chapter 3: Colonial America

Student Web Activity

"Wampanoag life"

In this chapter you have learned about the many English settlers who came to make new lives in America. Their coming, however, disrupted the homes and livelihoods of those people who already lived here. Sometimes these different cultures were able to work together. More frequently, they clashed. In this activity you will learn more of the details of Wampanoag life. Sometimes rumor and distrust can lead to a tremendous loss of life and property.

Destination Title: The Wampanoag-People of the First Light

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  • Click on Click Here at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on What You Need to Know.
  • Then click on Wampanoag Life Before 1620 and Wampanoag Life After 1620.

Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.

How does Nanepashemet describe Wampanoag life?
Describe the Wampanoag diet.
What occurred in 1620 to change Wampanoag life?
In what ways to you think King Philip's War affected the Wampanoag?
Draw and label a time line with at least six events concerning the conflict between the colonists and the Wampanoag. For each event draw a picture or create a graphic to illustrate it.
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