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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Photograph of trees and 18th-century buildings in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bethlehem was founded by members of the Moravian church on December 24, 1741.
Format: image/photograph
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Format: image/photograph
Pennsylvania Gazette, April 24, 1778
Pennsylvania Gazette, April 24, 1778
Format: image/newspaper
Underground Railroad routes
Underground Railroad routes
Format: image/map
Susquehanna River
Susquehanna River
Photograph of the Susquehanna River, taken from the John Harris Bridge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Format: image/photograph
A request for aid: Tuscarora role-play activity
In this lesson plan, students read and analyze a primary source document in which the Tuscarora Indians request permission to move from Carolina to Pennsylvania in 1710. Students participate in a role-play activity to aid their comprehension of the document and of the historical event.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Sarcastic "stamp" from the Stamp Act crisis
Sarcastic "stamp" from the Stamp Act crisis
The Pennsylvania Journal and Advertiser published this suggestion as to the appearance of stamps used in accordance with the Stamp Act of 1765.
Format: image/newspaper
Diary of a journey of Moravians
First-hand account of the journey of twelve Moravian brothers from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Bethabara, North Carolina in 1753.
Format: diary (multiple pages)
Riffles
Riffles
Riffles in Stewart Run, Theodore A. Parker III Natural Area, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Format: image/photograph
Toward a union of the colonies?
In Colonial North Carolina, page 8.3
The Albany Plan of Union was a plan to place the British North American colonies under a more centralized government. The plan was adopted on July 10, 1754, by representatives from seven of the British North American colonies. Although never carried out, it was the first important plan to conceive of the colonies as a collective whole united under one government.
Format: article
French forts in the Ohio Valley, 1754
French forts in the Ohio Valley, 1754
Format: image/map
Moravians in North Carolina
In Colonial and state records of North Carolina, page 5
In this lesson students will explore groups that moved to North Carolina from other colonies. Time will be spent discussing the influence the Moravians had on colonial North Carolina. Students will also research the buildings that were a part of an early Moravian town.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Social Studies)
By Lara Willox.
The Tuscarora ask Pennsylvania for aid
In Colonial North Carolina, page 3.5
Report of commissioners from the Pennsylvania provincial government who met with representatives of North Carolina's Tuscarora Indians in 1710. The Tuscarora requested permission to move to Pennsylvania to escape harrassment and enslavement by southern settlers, but were denied permission. Includes historical commentary.
Format: report/primary source
Introduction to the Moravian diary
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 1
Introduction to the Moravian diary The Moravian seal, symbol of the Moravian church. The Moravians made their first settlement in America, in 1735, on the lower Savannah River, where...
Format: article
William Penn's Treaty with the Indians
William Penn's Treaty with the Indians
Format: image/painting
Banjo statue
Banjo statue
Close-up of a statue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showing a hand playing a banjo. The statue pays tribute to Steven Foster, who penned many classic American songs, including "Oh, Susanna" and "Camptown Races."
Format: image/photograph
October 13 - October 17, 1753
In Diary of a journey of Moravians, page 3
Oct. 13. The Susquehanna River at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, referred to in the diary as "Harrison's Ferry." After eating some broth we set out on our journey. The Brn. Grube and Lösch...
Format: diary/primary source
Civil War soldiers playing cards
Civil War soldiers playing cards
At an encampment at Petersburg, Virginia, soldiers of the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry play cards in front of their tents during the Civil War.
Format: image/photograph
Iowa Royster on the march into Pennsylvania
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 4.7
Letter from a North Carolina soldier two days before the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. Includes historical commentary.
Format: letter/primary source
Family at Civil War encampment
Family at Civil War encampment
Family at an encampment of the 31st Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War in Washington, D.C., near Fort Slocum.
Format: image/photograph