Colonial Expansion


  • The Virginia Colony (1607) – The first permanent English colony
  • The New England Colonies (1620)
  • The ‘Other’ Colonies

Lesson One: The Virginia Colony

Brief Video Overview

Click here for an excellent BRIEF Timeline of Key Events from Shmoop!


Click here for some excellent resources on Jamestown and the early Virginia Colony.


Watch the full video Nightmare at Jamestown for free at


Watch Secrets of the Dead online at PBS




Lesson Two: The New England Colonies

Brief Video Overview