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Colonial Times: pages 6-11



  1. When did colonial times begin? ___________________________________________________

  2. When did the colonial times end? ___________________________________________________

  3. How did colonial people get their clothing? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  4. What colors did people wear? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  5. How did they get their clothes to be so colorful? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

1.

Name _________________________ Date _____________



Colonial Times: pages 12-17

  1. How did girls wear their hair? Boys? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. Name 5 types of foods colonial people ate. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

  3. How did the colonial people make sure they had enough food to last through winter? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  4. What drink did the colonial people have, even the children, that you find surprising? Why are you surprised by that? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

  5. Tell 4 rules for table manners. Describe them! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  6. What was a trencher? ___________________________________________________

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Name _______________________ Date ________________

Colonial Times: p. 18-25


  1. What types of books were used in school during Colonial Times? Describe the hornbook. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. After Dame School, what did the boys and girls do? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  3. Describe a Colonial Times school. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  4. What supplies did the school children use throughout the school day? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3.

  1. What were some punishments for children who misbehaved in school? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. In your opinion, do you prefer school today or school from Colonial Times? Gives reasons to support your opinion. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4.

Name __________________________ Date _______________



Pages 26-30

  1. What main book did children read? ______________________________________________________

  2. How would your mother care for you if you were sick? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  3. What was the main source for medicine in colonial times? ____________________________________________________

  4. Name one remedy for an illness from colonial times that you find strange. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  5. What was the main way a doctor would cure the sick in colonial days? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5.

Name _____________________ Date ________________

Pages 31- 41


  1. What was the job of the town watchman? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. What was important about Sundays during colonial times? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  3. What happened if you were caught sleeping or not paying attention in the meetinghouse? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  4. Did colonial towns have laws? If so name and explain 3 of them. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

6.

  1. Who made and voted for the laws? How is this different from the Iroquois Nation? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. Name and describe three punishments for breaking the laws. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Name________________________ Date __________________



Pages 42-55

  1. Read pages 42-47. In your own words, summarize what a colonial house would look like. Be sure to include things you would find in the house. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. What kind of work did colonial people do? Did they work for big companies or for themselves? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  3. What kinds of games did children in colonial times get to play? Name some boys’ games and some girls’ games. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Name __________________ Date ___________________

Pages 56-66


  1. Did people in colonial days take vacations? Explain. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. Name the different forms of transportation used during colonial times. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  3. Which one was the best form for traveling? Why? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  4. Since there wasn’t any television or internet, how did people in colonial times get the news? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  5. How was the mail delivered? How long did it take to get a letter? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

9.

Help Wanted!!

Task:

• Choose a colonial job from the book “If You Lived in Colonial Times” (pages 67-77)



Using various sources, such as the internet, books, and magazines. Research the job and be able to write a detailed description of the skills needed to perform the job.

Create a Help Wanted Poster



  1. Poster must explain the qualifications of the job- be descriptive

  2. Poster must have a picture illustrating the job- make it colorful

  3. Put your name as the contact person for the job and where you can be reached. Remember there were no phones in colonial times, so you cannot be contacted by phone.

Paper will be provided to you for this project.

Make sure your poster is attractive and the words are large enough to read.

Think about posters and advertisements you have seen. The words and pictures fill up the entire page.

Proofread your writing for spelling, punctuation and capitalization.

Do a great job and be proud of your work!!!!

********DUE MARCH 7TH*****************************

Colonial Jobs

pages 67-77

Cobbler:

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hatter: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Blacksmith: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pewterer: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Tanner: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

10.

Silversmith: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Cabinetmaker: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Clockmaker: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Miller: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wheelwright: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Cooper: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

11.


Barber: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Tailor: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Whitesmith: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

12.


Name _________________ Date ___________________

Pages 78-80



  1. In all of the New England colonies, what was the busiest part in town? Why was it the busiest? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  2. What did the ships from England bring? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  3. Who were the different people to help build a ship? What was each of their jobs? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

13.

Colonial Times Book Bag

This is your Colonial Times Book Bag. You will have an assignment due each Friday. (Refer to schedule at the bottom of this page) You will also have a project due on March 7th. The instructions for the “Help Wanted” Poster are on the back of this paper. You will be supplied the paper for the poster by your teacher. Please make sure you answer all questions in complete sentences and use details from the text to support your answer. Take pride in your work!

Due dates for the Colonial Times booklet:

Friday, January 24th: pages 1-2

Friday, January, 31st: pages 3-5

Friday, February 7th: pages 6-7

Friday, February 14th: pages 8-9

Friday, February 28th: pages 10-12

Friday, March 7th: page 13 AND Help Wanted Poster



If You Lived in Colonial Times

Name ____________________ #_____


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