Life in Colonial Times
Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion
Students will our through life in Colonial Times and learn about
clothing, manners, family life, food, medicine, and trades of the time.
Explore the following links about Colonial Life in America, then
quiz yourself on what you have learned! Finally, use what you have learned to
create an imaginative narrative about Colonial Life.
Read ALL directions before you
In the classroom:
- Start by learning about the CLOTHES worn in
- Learn about COMMUNITY life in the
- What kind of FOOD did colonists
- Learn about MANNERS in Colonial
- What were some JOBS the colonists
may have had?
- What was SCHOOL like for
children in the colonies?
yourself on what you have learned about life in the colonies.
Think about what you have learned about life in the
Imagine that you lived during Colonial
- Print a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast your life to
the life of the colonists.
- Write an Imaginative Narrative about your life in the
colony. What did you wear? What job did you have? Did you go to school?
Describe your family and some of the rules that you had to follow in your home
and in the community.
Resources:All links are
included in the process section of this WebQuest. Additional Links are included
below to enhance and extend learning opportunities.
Try these links
to learn more about life in Colonial Times
tour of Plimoth Plantation
13 Colonies Scavenger
The Thanksgiving Story
Thanksgiving (not about colonial N.E. US)
Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Life
Student learning will be measured by the successful completion of
the quiz, the creation of a thorough Venn Diagram, and on the quality of story
created in the classroom.
Upon completion of the WebQuest, students will be able to compare
and contrast their own life with the life of people that lived in the colonies.
Students will also be able to create an imaginative narrative using information
from the WebQuest.