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Work in Colonial America: Blacksmithing
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.16
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 8.1
A reenactor demonstrates the work of a colonial blacksmith and explains his role in the community.
Format: video
Colonial cooking and foodways
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.15
A reenactor demonstrates cooking over an open fire.
Format: video
Broadside listing supplies for colonists, 1622
Broadside listing supplies for colonists, 1622
This document from 1622 lists recommended supplies that colonists from England should take with them to the Virginia colony.
Format: image/document
We have a story to tell: Native peoples of the Chesapeake region
Readings and lesson plans exploring the historical and ongoing challenges faced by the American Indians of the Chesapeake Bay region, since the time of their first contact with Europeans in the early 1600s.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Colonial and state records of North Carolina
Lessons developed using the Colonial State Records of North Carolina collection from Documenting the American South
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Graphic organizer: Marriage in colonial North Carolina
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read an article about marriage in colonial North Carolina.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Colonial man and woman
Colonial man and woman
At the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, historical reenactors sit in a wooden house.
Format: image/photograph
Colonial woman and cow
Colonial woman and cow
At the Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, a woman in colonial dress leads a cow by a rope.
Format: image/photograph
Slaves working in 17th-century Virginia
Slaves working in 17th-century Virginia
Format: image/painting
Colonial couple statue
Colonial couple statue
A statue of a colonial-era couple stands in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Format: image/photograph
Colonial woman and children
Colonial woman and children
At a reenactment of the American Revolution at Minuteman National Park in Lexington/Concord, Massachusetts, a woman and two children walk hand-in-hand in colonial dress.
Format: image/photograph
Graphic organizer: From Caledonia to Carolina
Graphic organizer designed to aid students' comprehension as they read an article about the immigration of Highland Scots to North Carolina in the colonial era.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Colonial North America
Colonial North America
Format: image/map
Graphic organizer: Nathan Cole and the First Great Awakening
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read a diary excerpt that describes a revival in the 1760s.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Gardens at Tryon Palace
Gardens at Tryon Palace
Format: image/photograph
Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace
Format: image/photograph
Legacies of colonial rule
In French colonization and Vietnam wars, page 2
The tan and white building is two stories high with a central clock tower, sculpted cornices, and two red-tiled Mansard roof towers. Built by the French colonial government in the early 1900s, the ornate building is still used as a city hall but now it is...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Graphic organizer: The well-ordered family
This activity provides a way for students to further their comprehension as they read an excerpt from a book by an eighteenth-century Puritan minister about children's duties toward their parents. Students will complete a graphic organizer and answer questions about the reading passage.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Cannon at Alamance Battleground
Cannon at Alamance Battleground
A cannon sits in the grass at Alamance Battleground Historic Site in North Carolina, illustrating the kinds of weapons used during the 1764–1771 uprising of the Regulators against the colonial government in the state.
Format: image/photograph
Probate inventory of Darby O'Brian, 1725
In Colonial North Carolina, page 7.4
Probate inventory of a middle-class man from colonial North Carolina. Includes explanations and photographs of items listed.
Format: inventory