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Colonial America

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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Colonial America – Post Office Jobs

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Post Office Jobs

Post Office My students always enjoyed learning about the post office and how to write letter as they perform jobs for our classroom post office.  The only difference for the colonial post office is I was able to incorporate a little history too! Ben Franklin is credited with starting the first post office in...
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Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

Colonial America -Measuring Lifestock Rita researched the animals the colonist would have on their farms and painted them for our students to measure.  When she brought them in she would very dramatically shake a bag that she had carried them in, as if they were alive inside.  The kids loved it. She also gave...
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Colonial America – Exports from the Colonies

August 22, 2011
Colonial America – Exports from the Colonies

  Exports in Colonial America The colonist became very good at making products to trade and sell and people were able to have more consumer products.  This was the beginning of the customer age. You might what your students to include some of the products or natural resources on their maps. New England Colonies:...
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Colonial America – Maps of the 13 Colonies

August 21, 2011
Colonial America –  Maps of the 13 Colonies

Colonial America – Maps Working with maps help children get a better understanding of how land-forms and environment effect the cultures living there.  I have included 4 maps that I used to help my students get a better perspective of where the states are located and what states are next to them.  You may...
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Colonial America – Create a Colonial Marketplace

August 20, 2011
Colonial America – Create a Colonial Marketplace

  Colonial American Marketplaces Creating a colonial marketplace is a fun activity for kids to participate in. Colonist usually exchanged things they made or crops they grew for things they needed.  This is called “bartering” or trading. Making a good trade was important for both parties – it needed to be fair for everyone!...
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Colonial America – Making a 3D Map

August 19, 2011
Colonial America – Making a 3D Map

    Creating 3-D maps using Celluclay and modeling clay is a great way to integrate all the elements together. The Celluclay is easy to prepare, makes it possible to cover a large area with varies land forms and dries overnight if it isn’t too thick.  You may want to let it be open...
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Colonial America – It’s Tea Time!

August 17, 2011
Colonial America – It’s Tea Time!

Tea Time Tea is a cup of life. ~Author Unknown     The early settlers brought the enjoyment of drinking of tea, coffee and chocolate from their homelands.  The Dutch introduced it to the English around  1600’s but by the middle of the  1700’s it was an established drink that the whole family could partake in. ...
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Colonial America – When Traveling to America Long Ago, What Would You Take?

August 16, 2011
Colonial America – When Traveling to America Long Ago, What Would You Take?

Traveling to a New Land Leaving England was a big decision.  You would be leaving family, friends and everything you knew and going to something completely unknown.  It wasn’t something for the faint of heart.  It took a lot of courage and determination to do it. So this activity has your child image they...
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Colonial America – Occupations Card Game

August 15, 2011
Colonial America – Occupations Card Game

Occupations Long Ago Colonial occupations ranged from hatters (not the mad hatter!) to cordwainer (what’s that??).  Download the cards to play concentration game or Go Fish!  Learning the occupations with simple drawings and a brief summary for each.  These will also work well if you decide to have your child participate in a market...
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