American Colonies: Tradesmen in the Colonies Station Activity
This set of Colonial America activities engages students in the trades of Colonial America. Students read informational texts on the cobbler, chandler, apothecary and more tradesmen from Colonial America. Students engage in one or more of three trades activities. There are options for activities dependent on the facilities available to you. The activity is rounded out with a reflective journal entry to think about life in Colonial America. We learn more through experience, and this activity provides students the opportunity to explore in a visual and kinesthetic way Colonial America.

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Use in activity stations, for whole class activities, or to differentiate with students. This is the 4th of 5 station activities for life in Colonial America. Provide these along with other Colonial America activities to engage students’ different interests and learning styles.

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This detailed guide includes:
 Complete teacher’s guide for a 90 minute activity
 Student handouts including directions, informational text, and 2 different activities
 Student samples
 A complete list of materials

Skills Developed in this lesson:
- Students will examine non-fiction text related to religious groups in Colonial America (CCSS ELA.LITERACY R1).
- Students will gain a better understanding of Colonial America through experiential learning.
- Students will write about their experiential learning from a perspective of another figure.

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Created: Aug 5, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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