Great Colonial America Projects
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Great Colonial America Projects: You Can Build Yourself

Illustrated by Shawn Braley

Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9-12 to colonial America through hands-on building projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: U.S. History

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Children's Literature Review
"This is one of the best books for children about Colonial America. History teachers should own this book . . ."

Family Fun
". . . an educational yet fun approach to history."

Kerry Dexter, Blogger News Network
"There's a lot of fun to be had with Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself, for both children and adults. There's history turned into story and sharing, so that even if, maybe especially if, history was never your best subject, you and your kids will come away with stories of your own to share."

Jack Larkin, Chief Historian and Museum Scholar, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
"An abundant and valuable resource for engaging students in understanding early American life."

Connie Lapallo, author Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky
"A friendly tone draws young readers in . . . a treat for those mothers with young children who want to bring the colonial period to life for them."

Paula Locklair, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
"This delightful book is a wonderful and new way for children to become intrigued with colonial American history. This book should be a hit with families, teachers, and history museums!"

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Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9-12 to colonial America through hands-on building projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how colonial Americans lived, cooked, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Colonial America Timeline and an Overview of the Thirteen Colonies

Chapter 1
How It All Began
The New World
The Mayflower Voyage
The Colonies
Indentured Servants and Slavery
European Influence and Conflict
Colonial Law and Order

Chapter 2
The First Americans
Native American Trade
Native American Games and Toys

Chapter 3
Life in a Colonial Home
Colonial Homebuilding
The Colonial Bedroom
Colonial Lighting
Picture This!
Keeping House

Chapter 4
Colonial Clothes
Making Clothing
Colonial Accessories

Chapter 5
Colonial Farms
Colonial Crops
Farm Animals and Game

Chapter 6
Life and Work in a Colonial Town
Colonial Trades
Colonial Craftspeople
Colonial Medicine
Weather Watchers
Crime and Punishment, Colonial Style
Firefighters

Chapter 7
Colonial Communication
Colonial Letters
Colonial Codes
Colonial Printers
Bookbinding

Chapter 8
Colonial Kids
Colonial Fun
Colonial Education

Glossary
Resources
Index