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Table of Contents
1.Welcome to Colonial America
2.Welcome to the village (Special Colonist, Hans will show you pictures of
his village and give you a tour of his village)
3.A colonial house
4. What to wear
5. Old school (with special narrator, Hans!)
6.Chore time (with special narrators, Hans and Edward)
7.Come and get! its time to eat! (with special Cook, Elisabeth.)
9. Welcome to The United States of America
1.Welcome to the Colonial America!
In 1492 Christopher Columbus landed nedar Florida and went back and to europe,
then told everyone
. In 1607 England starts a new colony in Jamestown VA, Then came a new colony in
Plymouth, Mass. When The Europeans first came to The Americas, The Native Americans
were already living there. Some got upset and were confused. In 1653 there were 10
english colonies. Then there was 13 colonies after that.
The reasons why colonist came here was for religious freedom, (Plymouth Mass) a
better life and animal skins, (Jamestown) There were different animals like, beavers,
deer, moose and elk there was also a bird called the Eagle, which was on Native American
clan and is now the bird who is now America's national bird.
There was no villages, so ALL the colonist had to build the village or colony. A colony
is a place owned by another country. The 13 colonies in America were owned by England
and ruled by King George. During the colonial times the people decided they did not want
to be ruled by the king anymore. Then The Revolutionary war started and president
George Washington became the first American president and America became its very
13 colonies map
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2.Welcome to the Village”let me show you around, my village!”-Hans
In the colonial village, there were only a few big buildings. In the village, there were family
houses, water/cornmeal wheels, and a meeting house. The meeting house was used for
church services, town meetings or sometimes school.
There were animals like goats and cows in the houses. If people had saved their money
they got a dog or Cat. There was a general store which sold tools like hammers, brooms
and tools for blacksmiths. They also sold food like watermelon, apples, corn, and meat.
You could even buy books and sugar.
There were people called blacksmiths, that made metal things like tools there was a
silversmith who melted silver coins and turned them into fancy bowls and plates.
Towns were different than towns now. There was no cities, so towns were like cities to the
colonists. A lot of town names from colonial times are not around anymore in New York.
Some of New York City used to be a colonial village . Albany, the capital of New York
used to be named Fort Orange. Today, the Governor is the in charge of the state, back
then he was in charge of the village. Now we have supervisions and Mayors to govern
cities, towns and villages.
Some colonial homes were brick houses. They looked similar to houses today.
Most colonial homes, though, were made of wood. There was no bathroom.
Instead there was a necessary. A necessary is an outhouse. In the country there
were log cabins. Log cabins were made out of logs. At home, there were usually
animals. There were animals like chickens and horses. They lived in pens, coops or
in the house! There was usually a ﬁreplace in the house. The ﬁreplace heated the
house, but was also used for cooking. In the kitchen there was a table. You would
sleep in a bed upstairs if you had a two story house. Everyone slept in the same
room. Underneath the bed there was a heating pan. It was used for heating you
while you were in bed. It was called a bed warmer. Homes and gardens to grow
vegetables and fruits. They would eat from the garden. In the beginning of the 13
colonies homes looked more like garages . The ﬁre place and the heating pans were
the only way to heat yourself. But now our houses are more fancy. By the end of
the 13 colonies the houses looked more like today.
4. ¨What to wear?¨
Imagine yourself as a colonial person who got out of bed and opened your
closet wondering What to wear? Well this will tell you what they wore!
Colonial men wore vest and breeches. Wealthy men wore hats and wigs.
They had buckles on their shoes.Colonial women would wear caps on their
heads, dresses down to their ankles, and aprons. Wealthy women wore big
poofy dresses and bows. Women would often wear gloves. Women that
wore hats almost never took them off.
Now Fashion vs Then Fashion!
Clothes now are different than clothes back then. Men back then wore
breeches and and vest. Now men wear shorts, long pants like jeans for
men, short sleeve, shirts and jackets . Women back then wore caps on there
head and aprons and had to where dresses all the time! Women now don't
have to wear dresses. They can still wear dresses now, but only if they
want to. Women can also wear pants and shorts. People used to wear
5.OLD SCHOOL with special narrative guest Hans!
Good day, fellow readers!Good Morrow my name is Hans. How do you fare?
I am so tired from doing my chores, but now I shall go to school. t is a small little one
roomed school house. Let me show you around. It was filled with K-5 children!
If you misbehave you would have to sit in the corner with a hat that says ¨Dunce” which
means you aren't that smart, and that's very embarrassing. You may even receive a
In winter a student has to bring in wood, if you don´t bring in the wood you had to sit far
from the fire. My friend Edward said once his big sister, Elisabeth did´t bring in the wood
and she had to sit far from the fire and almost got frostbite!
I am now reading while somebody is writing! It is getting a little noisy in here. I am reading
the Catholic Bible other people are also reading The Bible and some other kids are reading
The primer. There are not many books here in The 13 colonies.
“Good day class, you are dismissed” said Mrs. Enderson.
YES! “Good Day” I said running out the schoolhouse door.
6.Chore time! With special guest Hans and Edward
Part 1 Morning
Hans: Wait! Wait! Wait minute you can't just go off to school without doing you
Edward: My what!?
Hans: Chores our jobs we have to do t o take care our Homes, property,
ourselves and other People and The Animals.
Edward: OH. I get it.
Hans: Keep your nose to the grindstone. We have a lot of chores to do. Come on
lets milk the cows.
Edward: Got let´s get to the eggs
Hans: Come on! Here we at the chicken coop!
Edward: Let's pick the eggs one by one.
Hans : Huzzah!!
Edward: Splendid work. We are now done with our chores.
1. Milk the cows 4.Sweep the ﬂoor
2. Gather the eggs 5.Hunt
3. Get breakfast ready 6. Get Dinner ready
7.Come and get it! Dinner time! With special cook guest
What would the colonists eat? The colonists mostly ate rabbits, squirrels, deer, chicken,
turkey, beef, squash, apples ,and potatoes.
The colonists food came from animals, their gardens and trees, the sea, the farms and
the general store.
Food was cooked by fire place and the Dog wheel. Some colonists cooked dinner in the
How to make Apple pancakes:
See the colonist over there, her name is Elizabeth, she’ll be teaching you how to make
“Oh, good morning, my names Elizabeth, You’ve met my brother Edward and his friend
“Oh goodness you look so hungry, lets make some Apple pancakes!¨
¨First, you put flower in your bowl. Then stir them together for a smooth
¨Then, you chop the apples, put them in the bowl and stir them again.¨
¨After that, you pour the mixture in the skillet or griddle and cook over
¨Finally, when the bottom of the pancake is brown flip it over on the other
¨Good day, hope you enjoy!¨
Kids in the colonial times played Ring toss, Blind man's buff, and hoops on sunny days.
On rainy and snowy days they would play play cards,marbles and chess.
Some colonial games are still popular, like Ring toss, Blind man’s buff (Hide and seek),
chess and cards!
Colonial children loved these games, so much that some of those games are still around
10. Welcome To The United States Of
The 13 colonies ruled by England, no longer…
...The taxes where rising…
… The Americans fought back, The farmers, The native Americans, man and
...After the Declaration of Independence…
...There was a war against England…. Click here for a
… After that a country formed with a leader video!
...the 1st leader, a new country…
…. George Washington…
… The first PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
Colony: A place owned by another country
Colonist: People that live in a colony
Dog wheel a wheel that a dog would run on to make meat spin and cook
England: A country in European
King George: king of England during colonial times
The Declaration of Independence: a document that stated Americas break
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Kalman, Bobbie. A Visual Dictionary of a Colonial Community. Crabtree
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Kalman, Bobbie. The General Store. Crabtree Pub., 1997.
Raum, Elizabeth. Scoop on Clothes, Homes, and Daily Life in Colonial
America. Capstone Press, 2017.
Hamilton: A American broadway musical
Google: New Amsterdam virtual tour