Life in Colonial Times

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Search for LIBRARY BOOKS on your topic.
Visit the library catalog. 
Type in "colonial"
and click Subject. 
Locate great books in the library!

Grolier Online
CUSD subscribes to four quality encyclopedias through Grolier Online.  You can use Grolier Online at school AND home!   See your school library clerk or email the district librarian for login information.

Search  "colonies  life" and "colonial life".
There are a some great kid-friendly articles here in The New Book of Knowledge.  Explore each one as they have different features and reading levels.
Note:  Source citations are done already for you in Grolier!  Simply look at the bottom of your article for the MLA citation!
Life in Colonial Times - Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center, History is Fun!
This six page document provides photos and brief description of life in Colonial Virginia.  Farming life, and what life was like for men, women, children, and slaves are each discussed.
Learn about why settlers came, The First Thanksgiving, and what life was like for children in colonial times.
Experience the Life - Colonial Williamsburg
Choose topics such as African American Experience, Colonial Social Classes, Family, and more.
Colonial Schools - Noah Webster House
Read about schools in colonial times.
Education in the Colonies - Education World
Another take on colonial school.

Videos & Interactives

Now & Then - Liberty's Kids
VERY brief kid-friendly clips comparing today to Colonial times.
Click on Select an Episode
Ms Kelley recommends:
Colonial People - Colonial Williamsburg Kids Zone
"Explore the lives of colonial Americans-slave and free, men and women, rich and poor.
Life in Jamestown - (3 min)
Life as a Child in the 18th Century - Colonial Williamsburg (YouTube)