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    Colonial Activities
    By Margaret

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    We make minibooks based on Colonial Education, Colonial Food, Colonial Recreation, A Girl's Life, A Boy's Life, and Colonial Occupations. Everyone must do the occupations book and 3 others of the list. The main resource we use is the fantastic and colorful Chronicle of America: American Revolution 1700-1800 by Joy Masoff. It's available from Scholastic. We also make posters of famous colonists. I've collected a bunch (about 18) of simple line likenesses of everyone from Abigail Adams to Martha Washington which I've pasted to 2 sheets of paper. I give each student a copy of these pages. Students fold a large sheet of drawing paper (or white construction paper) to create 16 rectangles. The top left rectangle contains the title (Famous Folks of the Am. Rev. or whatever) and the rest of the rectangles contain the pictures of the famous folks, in alphabetical order, with 3 sentences of information written about each. I got these ideas at a Barbara Inman workshop.


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