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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

New Netherland and New Sweden

Grades 5 through 8

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“New Holland and New Sweden”
pp. 42-57, In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976

The New World Through Dutch Eyes: 4th Grade Curriculum Packet Using Primary Documents in Social Studies Teaching
Developed by Mary Capobianco and Gale Derosia, in consultation with Nancy McClure Zeller
Albany, NY: New Netherland Project, New York State Library, CEC 8th Floor, Albany, NY

Audio and Video

Fortunes in Furs
A 30-minute television documentary about relations between the Dutch, the Swedes, and the Lenape, a co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992

Internet Sites

New Netherland Museum
Includes a cross-section of Henry Hudson's ship, the Half Moon

The Life and Times of Henry Hudson

New Netherland Project Virtual Tour

Grades 9 through 12

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“Contact to 1664: Trade, War, and Disease”
(New People in an Old World, Trade, Kieft's War, Lenape Relations with New Sweden, Disease)
pp. 31-44, In The Indians of New Jersey,
Gregory Evans Dowd. New Jersey History Series
Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992.

“The First Foundations”
(Arrival of the Dutch, the Land and the Natives, the Dutch Settle in New Jersey, the Swedes on the Delaware)
pp. 1-13, In New Jersey: From Colony to State, 1609-1789
Richard P. McCormick. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1964.

“Black Families in New Netherland”
Joyce D. Goodfriend, New Netherland Project (online publication)

Teachers Guide: New Jersey Legacy
Program One, Fortunes in Furs,
Patricia Matuszewski, David S. Cohen, and Howard L. Green
Trenton: New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1993

Audio and Video

Fortunes in Furs
A 30-minute television documentary about relations between the Dutch, the Swedes, and the Lenape, a co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 1992

Documents

Instructions for Willem Verhulst - 1625

Peter Schaghen Letter - 1626
Refers to the purchase of Manhattan Island

Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995

Instructions for the Director of New Netherland, 1625
pp. 7-9.

 

 


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