Colonial Times: A Colonial Day

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10343

It's Colonial Day! Using videos and lots of online sources, you are going to learn all about life in the early days of our country, then cook, play, dress, and work like a Colonial Kid! Take pictures!


United States

learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What if you and your family had to fly to Mars to start a new life because life on Earth was so bad? You had no idea where you were going, what you would eat, what the land would be like, what the weather would be like, and if there were already creatures living there How would you feel in that situation?

That is the scary adventure the settlers coming to America had to face.  When they came to America they created colonies, or small towns.  This is the second Related Lesson on the Colonial time period. As you may have learned in the previous Related Lesson, found in the right-hand sidebar, life for these first settlers was not easy.  Many of these settlers had a good life in their home country, but came to America for the hope of a better life. 

The websites below will help you to learn more about life in the colonies.  If you need help viewing and reading the information on the websites, be sure to ask your teacher for assistance.  In this lesson you will be recreating a Colonial day, so as you go through these websites think about what life would be like during this time period. You will be trying to recreate those experiences for the guests who come to your Colonial Day. 

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