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Colonial America

E-Learning Has Gone Colonial!

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September 25, 2013
E-Learning Has Gone Colonial!

Check out my new interactive Colonial America learning tool.  I recently was trained in using Articulate Storyline and had so much fun I just kept working on it.  I know it doesn’t have a game format but there is lots of information and, your children just might learn something they didn’t know! Let me...
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Colonial America – The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

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September 15, 2011
The classroom's declaration of rules.

While studying the writing of the constitution, my class wrote their own.  We talked about the document and, at the time it was so far beyond anything that had been done before.  Thomas Jefferson wrote ideas in the declaration that until then had never been done before.  It was eloquent and direct without being...
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Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

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September 11, 2011
Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

  Helping my students get in character of a colonial child, we made tri-corn hats for the boys and bonnets for the girls.  It was very simple.   Using felt for the durability and ease of working with it. We made a pattern by measuring around the head of one of the oldest children to...
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Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

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August 31, 2011
Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

Cooking is always fun for children and there is so much to be learned while cooking. There are a few things to keep in mind: It is assumed that with any recipes that require the use of a heat source (stove, hot plate, oven) there will be adult supervision. Make sure your child reads...
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Colonial America – Root Beer

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August 30, 2011
Colonial America – Root Beer

  Ingredients: 1 t. dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water 2 c. sugar 5 t. root beer extract (located in the spice aisle) 8 c. hot water gallon jug with a lid Steps: Let your child stir the yeast and the warm water in a small bowl until it dissolves. Have them pour the...
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Colonial America – Mulled Cider

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August 29, 2011
Colonial America – Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider is great especially on a cold fall day. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon of apple cider cloves a cinnamon stick a few allspice berries Steps: Pour the cider into a sauce pan. Add all of the other ingredients into pan. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Pour into mugs and serve.
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Colonial America – Daily Life

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August 28, 2011
Colonial America – Daily Life

Daily Routine - Life at home long ago was very different then today.  Children had responsibilities that helped the family survive.  The chores were divided between the men and women inside and outside. The men and boys had chores like:  plowing the land  planted the crops  tended to the crops  harvested them  building the...
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Colonial America – Triangle Trade Route

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August 26, 2011
Colonial America – Triangle Trade Route

  Thank you for letting me use this map from American’s History by James Henretta. It’s hard to imagine not being able to purchase items you need at the local Kmarts, but the colonist didn’t have that option.  Completing the map with the trade route helps children visualize and comprehend what and why things...
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Colonial America – Word Search

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August 25, 2011
Colonial America – Word Search

Who doesn’t like word searches?  If the children you work with do, here’s one that uses words and terms from the colonial period.
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Colonial America – Great Web Sites to Check Out!

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August 24, 2011
Colonial America – Great Web Sites to Check Out!

Here are links to websites for resources and games that I found helpful. Colonial Williamsburg - great place to visit and experience life from then. Claude Moore Colonial Farm – another great location for information and seeing life from colonial times reenacted. Liberty! Road to Revolution – great interactive game for kids! American Revolution...
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