COLONIAL AMERICAN CAREERS: PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS
COLONIAL AMERICAN CAREERS: PRINTERS and PUBLISHERS

NEW FOR SPRING 2016!
Colonial American Careers: Printers and Publishers
This product contains twelve 1 and 2-page reading passages covering Colonial Printers and Publishers, the First Newspapers, Freedom of the Press, Apprenticeships, and Famous Printers. This product is perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included). THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, ACTIVITIES, REVIEW GAME, WORKSHEET AND TEACHER’S KEY.

What type of documents did Colonial Printers produce? How did one become a printer? Who were some of the well-known Colonial Printers? This lesson plan covers the careers of printers and publishers and examines the importance of the printed word in Colonial America.

Reading Passages: *
Twelve 1 and 2-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• History of Printing in Colonial America
• What Was Being Printed?
• The First Newspapers
• Freedom of the Press
• Colonial Printer’s Supplies and Equipment
• The Jobs of Printers and Publishers
• Apprenticeships in Colonial America
• Female Apprentices and Pauper Apprentices
• The Apprenticeship Contracts
• Benjamin Franklin – An Apprentice in Boston
• Benjamin Franklin: Printer and Publisher
• Well-Known Female Printers and Publishers
• Other Well-Known Printers and Publishers



Activities:
This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Complete Job Application
 Be a Colonial Compositor!
 Review Worksheet and Teacher’s Key
 Make a Potato Print Instructions
 Make Your Own Ink Recipes
 Analyze the First Amendment!
 Coloring Pages
 Create Cartoons From Poor Richards’ Almanac!
 Review Game: Bingo Words and Clues
 Translate Silence Dogood’s Letter to the Editor
 Create a Newspaper!
 Fact or Opinion?
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Created: Jul 23, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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Printers-Lesson

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