Simpson Elementary Little Indian
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Simpson Elementary

250 Worthington Drive

Bridgeport, WV 26330


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Simpson Elementary School Technology Class

Barb Compton

Technology Coordinator


 Welcome to Simpson Elementary Computer Lab. Computers are a fundamental part of our lives. Computer skills are nearly as important as reading, writing, and mathematics skills. In our class this year,students will be building essential computer skills. They will use word processing software, key text with the “touch” system, create and change graphics, make presentation slides, use spreadsheets to calculate, and develop a database. In addition,your child will use the internet for research. Throughout the year students will practice the safe, responsible, courteous, and ethical use of computer hardware, software, and the Internet. I am really looking forward to teaching your children I hope that their experience will be as rewarding as I'm sure mine will be. 

US Research


Your expertise is needed immediately! We need three historians to report on the 13 original colonies. The information you provide will be used to teach others about colonial times. Through researching the colonization of America, you will discover the similarities and differences of the Southern, Middle and New England Colonies. For each region you will uncover the hardships that the settlers faced while creating a new life that was accepting of everyone. You will discover the challenges they faced territorial, differences and similarities, and religious factors.

After analyzing your findings, your team will create a Venn Diagram and a timeline to illustrate the colonization period.


The Task

The task is to identify and make discoveries of the 13 original colonies. You will uncover this information through research. Your final report will include:

  • Identification of the 13 original colonies
  • The founders of each colony and the year it was founded
  • Descriptions of why the founding of the colonies
  • Geographical characteristics of each colony
  • The role of religious development
  • Venn Diagram
  • A timeline of the regions

The Process

6.  Additional Information

    The 13 Colonies        Children in Colonial Times    Room 20's Colonial Page    Slavery in New England

    Diversity                   Colonial Schooling                Life in Colonial Times     The English Colonies