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Colonial America

Colonial American – Maps

August 4, 2011
Colonial American – Maps

  Colonial American Region Maps While studying Colonial America I introduced my students to the 13 colonies and where they are located on the map of the United States.  To make it easier to understand the regions, I made 3 maps:  the New England colonies, Middle colonies and Southern colonies. It was a...
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Colonial America – Molasses Cookies

August 3, 2011
Colonial America – Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies During colonial times, molasses was an important product that the colonies imported from the Caribbean Islands.  Molasses was used in cooking and also made rum that was exported to Africa and back to the islands. Since molasses was an important import to the colonies, giving your child an opportunity to taste it and...
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Colonial America Game – Hoops

August 2, 2011
Colonial America Game – Hoops

Hoops Hoops is a classic game that was played during the colonial times by children – not hoops as in basketball.  They used the rims of barrels and sticks.  The idea is to move it forward using the stick to propel it. It sounds easy but after watching my students doing it, it wasn’t...
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Jay Leno Quizzing People on American History

August 1, 2011

Quizzing Adults on American History How important is history?  To many, understanding how unique and incredible our constitution is and how are nation came to be gives them deep sense of pride. Watching this YouTube video of Jay Leno’s Jaywalk and he is quizzing people on the street with history questions. The people he...
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Colonial America Cooking – Boston Brown Bread and Churned Butter

December 20, 2010
Colonial America Cooking – Boston Brown Bread and Churned Butter

This is a classic all-American bread recipe. Materials: 4 x 8 loaf pan, grease and flour the pan 1/2 t. baking soda 1/2 c. rye flour 1 t. baking powder 1/2 c. cornmeal 1/2 t. salt 1 c. all-purpose white flour 1 c. buttermilk 1/3 c. molasses 3 T. melted butter 2 eggs Steps...
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Colonial American Craft – Sewing Mob Caps and Pouches

December 12, 2010
Colonial American Craft – Sewing Mob Caps and Pouches

Sewing  Mob Caps and Pouches Materials: piece of fabric approximately 24″ round thread and needle Steps: To make a single mob cap we cut out circles that were approximately 24″ around.  This would fit around the head of most young children but if you need more (lots of hair, big head…) adjust the size...
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Colonial America – Journal Prompts

December 6, 2010
Colonial America – Journal Prompts

Journal Prompts Children long ago wrote in their journals about what they did that day, just like children do now. Giving children topics to write about sometimes helps them experience or see life through someone else’s eyes especially when life in colonial times was so different then life for a child now. The following...
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Colonial America – Riddles

December 2, 2010
Colonial America – Riddles

Colonial American Riddles My students liked trying to figure out these riddles and got much better at them with practice. After your child gets comfortable with them, ask them if they would like to make up some themselves. Riddles: What flies up, but is always down? When is a boy most like a bear?...
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Colonial America – Famous Quotes

December 1, 2010
Colonial America – Famous Quotes

Famous Quotes Benjamin Franklin was famous for his quotes that summed up everyday lessons.  Here are some quotes from the colonial times that still have meaning today.  See if your child can figure out the meaning or use them for journal topics. Never put off until tomorrow what can be done today. A place...
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Colonial America – Tongue Twisters

November 30, 2010
Colonial America – Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters Using tongue twisters is a fun way to encourage reading, fluency and enunciating. The following are just some of colonial tongue twisters:      The skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk. But the stump thunk the skunk stunk.      A big black bug bit a big black ber and...
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