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Colonial America

Colonial America – Quilting

August 14, 2011
Colonial America – Quilting

Quilting Colonist used everything that also included using scraps of clothing.  Women would used scraps of clothing to make blankets, chair covers and clothing.  The quilt blankets patterns from colonial time are still used and revered today. Quilting became more than just a way to keep warm.  The blankets were a way to preserve...
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Colonial America – Secret Codes

August 13, 2011
Colonial America – Secret Codes

Benedict Arnold has the inevitable honor of being remembered as a traitor of his country although he was a skilled general of Revolutionary troops. He felt he wasn’t getting the recognition that he was entitled to and began to give the British confidenial information through secret codes.  The secret codes looked like correspondence between...
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Colonial America – Log Cabins

August 12, 2011
Colonial America – Log Cabins

The  Log Cabins My students played with Lincoln Logs to understand how log cabin buildings were created.  They created different designs and saw the reason for the notching the logs to fit them together. Log cabins were made using the available native woods.  They usually consisted of 1 large room with a fireplace for...
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Colonial America – Letter Writing at the Post Office

August 11, 2011
Colonial America – Letter Writing at the Post Office

Letter Writing This is the letter I sent out to parents so they could support their child’s efforts and make this activity fun! Colonial America Post Office Proclamation On (insert date) the elementary students will officially open the Colonial Post Office. They will be learning about how the post office runs and how to...
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Colonial America – Lanterns

August 10, 2011
Colonial America – Lanterns

  Lanterns Long before flashlights there were lanterns.  Lanterns protected the candle from blowing out with a light wind and made moving around in the dark more convenient.  They would use tin and cut designs on the sides of the lantern. We used pie plates for our students to pound simple designs into using...
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Colonial America – Washing Clothes

August 9, 2011
Colonial America – Washing Clothes

Hand Washing Clothes One of the chores that colonial children (usually the girls) would have was washing clothes. We simplified the process using large rocks in the field and a wash tub full of water and had everyone do it.  My students really enjoyed washing their clothes (I asked everyone to bring in some...
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Colonial America – Tending to the Garden

August 8, 2011
Colonial America – Tending to the Garden

Children in colonial times helped in the garden.  The garden was important for the families survival all winter.  Since we did our activities in the spring, it was a perfect time to have them prepare the garden for planting.  If this is done in the fall, children could prepare a garden area to be...
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Colonial America – Dyeing Fabric

August 7, 2011
Colonial America – Dyeing Fabric

Colonial America – Dyeing Fabric Since much of the clothing were made at home during colonial times, they would also make their own dyes.  They would use something that was plentiful.  Some areas cranberries were readily available and made a red dye.  Your child could dye a white t-shirt to discover how the process...
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Colonial America – Dipping Candles

August 6, 2011
Colonial America – Dipping Candles

The finished product – creative candles. Dipping Candles Dipping candles would have been a chore colonial children would be responsible for doing.  We incorporated it in our simulation day and it was a huge success. Making candles by dipping string into hot melted wax is easy for children to do but requires adult supervising...
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Colonial America – Quill Writing

August 5, 2011
Colonial America – Quill Writing

  Quill Writing To help my students get an appreciation for the pencils and pens they have to write with everyday, I set up a table with a small bottle of black paint (instead of ink – you don’t have to worry about it not coming out of their clothes) and a ostrich feather....
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