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Colonial America

Colonial America on Kahoot!

November 22, 2015
Colonial America on Kahoot!

My students are finishing up a unit on Colonial America and I make the following activity for them. They love doing Kahoot – it challenges them to remember facts quickly and they love working with a team mate to put the correct answer in quickly – usually within 20-30 seconds! They see almost instantly...
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Colonial America – The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

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

Declaration of Independence 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...
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Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

September 11, 2011
Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

  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...
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Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

August 31, 2011
Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

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...
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Colonial America – Root Beer

August 30, 2011
Colonial America – Root Beer

Recipe for 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...
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Colonial America – Mulled Cider

August 29, 2011
Colonial America – Mulled Cider

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. Tweet
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Colonial America – Daily Life

August 28, 2011
Colonial America – Daily Life

Daily Life in Colonial America – 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...
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Colonial America – Triangle Trade Route

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 Vocabulary – Word Search

August 25, 2011
Colonial America Vocabulary – Word Search

Increasing a Child’s Colonial America Vocabulary 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 that also increases their vocabulary. Save Tweet
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Colonial America – Great Web Sites to Check Out!

August 24, 2011

Colonial American Web Sites Here are links to websites with resources and games that I found helpful regarding Colonial America. 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 –...
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