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72 reviewed resources for colonial jobs

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Word Choice: Using Academic Vocabulary to Apply for a Colonial Trade Job

For Teachers 4th Standards
Scholars reflect upon colonial jobs such as a blacksmith, cooper, shoemaker, and more. Together, the class writes a job application as a practice for working independently. Learners employ their experience in writing a job application of...
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What Was Everyday Life like in Colonial Virginia?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What was everyday life like in Colonial Virginia? To find the answer cooperative groups work collaboratively to read an informational handout and complete a graphic organizer. The speaker of the group then shares their new-found...
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Colonial Chores

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine contribution of colonial children to the economic livelihood of their families, and write short essays on one of several given topics.
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Colonial Jobs Pictionary

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pictionary is a fun and effective way to add a visual element to lessons that encourage critical thinking. Colonial trades had specific tools and dress that make this game a perfect way to have students illustrate their understanding of...
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Choosing a Trade in Colonial America

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How did workers pick a trade in colonial America? Using a WebQuest approach, scholars explore life in the colonial era by looking at professions available to men like Benjamin Franklin. Individuals then apply their knowledge to create...
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Building Background Knowledge: Colonial Craftspeople

For Teachers 4th Standards
In the first lesson plan of this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders gain background knowledge of different jobs performed by early colonists. The class begins with a slide show presentation that includes a variety of great...
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What Was Everyday Life like in Colonial Virginia?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
After reflecting on jobs people perform in the present day, scholars discuss what they believe jobs would have been like in Colonial Virginia during the American Revolution. Small groups then perform a jigsaw using informational packets....
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The Colonial Workers Web

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore how workers, both today and in colonial times, worked within their societies to produce specialized goods and services and became interdependent. They explain how people became less self sufficient in their economic...
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Jobs in Jamestown

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research occupations of Jamestown settlers using census data, and evaluate the data to show the needs and activities of the colony.
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Colonial Trades and Apprenticeships

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine and analyze culturally significant objects from colonial Boston. They construct a story around the life and work of Nathaniel Hurd from a list of keywords excerpted from a passage about Nathaniel Hurd. In addition, they...
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Colonial Jobs

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this colonial jobs worksheet, students match the 12 colonial jobs in the left-hand column to the appropriate descriptions in the right-hand column
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Understanding Work in Colonial Carolina

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
What was it like to live as an indentured servant or an apprentice in colonial Carolina? As part of a series of lessons focusing on the history of North Carolina, class members use a digital history textbook to examine primary and...
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Living Yesterday's History Today

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students describe and contrast life as it was in colonial days. They plan, compose, and produce a student movie. They reflect on what they have learned. They share their experience with others in digital format.
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Common Good in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the historical foundation of philanthropic organizations. In this values and history lesson, students brainstorm paid and unpaid jobs available today, and work in groups to research the types of charitable...
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Living History Museum: Jobs of the Past

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate utilizing a variety of resources such as fiction and nonfiction literature, artifacts, photographs and diaries to establish information about daily life and jobs that existed in the past. They create living...
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Jobs in Jamestown

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research data on Jamestown settlers in order to learn about the daily life and events in the colony. In this investigative history lesson, students work in groups to analyze the results of the Jamestown census. Students take...
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Branches of Government Worksheet

For Students 5th - 8th
This is a basic multiple choice activity. Learners answer a set of 9 multiple choice questions about early colonists and branches of government. You might use this as a check for understanding or a quick quiz. The first 2 questions are...
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Colonial Currency

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop a common currency. In this colonial currency instructional activity, 5th graders exchange beads, rice, coins, and paper bills for goods and services. Students explore web tools to research ways colonists used money,...
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Children in Colonial America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students, in teams, race to find answers to questions about Colonial America using the Internet and print sources. They make charts that compare and contrast colonial times with the present.
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The Apprentice System

For Students 6th - 8th
Readers are asked to identify the central idea and two supporting details that develop this main idea in an article about the apprentice system popular in colonial America. 
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Living Yesterday's History Today

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the colonial period to describe and contrast the life and experiences of people who lived at that time with the lives of individual's in the current era. the lives of researched characters are dramatically enacted and...
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Jobs in the Colonial Period

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify jobs and their requirements that were important on the New Hampshire frontier. They analyze the importance of certain jobs and compare and contrast them with jobs today. They also examine the role of technology in...
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Jobs and Immigration

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss colonial America and the jobs and trades that immigrants had to have to have a society that flourished. In this immigration jobs lesson plan, students also discuss the role of women in these times.
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Living History Museum - Jobs of the Past

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore historical careers of the past. They research both fiction and nonfiction books to examine the historical significance of the career. In groups, pupils use multimedia methods to create a presentation on daily...

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