Hauger History Podcasts for Social Studies Students

Ep. 5 William Penn and Middle Colony Beginnings

September 7, 2016

Ep. #5: Today we talk about the Middle Colonies and the establishment of William Penn's Woods, as well as the early effects of Mercantilism on colonial relations. In this third episode of 8th Grade Social Studies, we discuss the founding of the Middle Atlantic colonies: New York, New Jersey,Delaware, Pennsylvania. We also give a shoutout to Thomas Middle School in Arlington, Illinois, who submitted this episode request on Twitter to @HaugerHistory and emailed HaugerHistoryPod at gmail. 

Listen in as we overview the Middle Colonies, William Penn and his peaceful progressive attitude, and the economic bases of the Middle Colonies: fertile land and ample river access. Sit down and get ready for class!
California Standard: 
5.4 Students understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era. 

1. Understand the influence of location and physical setting on the founding of the original 13 colonies, and identify on a map the locations of the colonies and of the American Indian nations already inhabiting these areas. 

2. Identify the major individuals and groups responsible for the founding of the various colonies and the reasons for their founding (e.g., John Smith, Virginia; Roger Williams, Rhode Island; William Penn, Pennsylvania; Lord Baltimore, Maryland; William Bradford, Plymouth; John Winthrop, Massachusetts). 3. Describe the religious aspects of the earliest colonies (e.g., Puritanism in Massachusetts, Anglicanism in Virginia, Catholicism in Maryland, Quakerism in Pennsylvania).

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