So, here you go...installment number one of our adventures!
One of my goals for this unit was for the kids to experience an authentic taste of Colonial life. The result was a very hands-on, project-based unit.
I found three books that provided a wealth of ideas and directions for some fun projects, games, and recipes:
More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life (A Kid's Guide series)
Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes (American Kids in History Series)
Revolutionary War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes (American Kids in History Series)
We began our trip back in time the week before Thanksgiving with a brief look at Jamestown, Plymouth, and the Native Americans who welcomed those first colonists. You can see pictures and details of the Native American portion of our studies here.
After taking a break for our Christmas mini-unit and the holidays, we traveled back to the days leading up to and surrounding the American Revolution.
I think that should do it for this first post. Part two will be up soon!
(Update: Part Two and Part Three are finished.)
Have a great week!