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1 Colonial America Vocabulary jerkin jacket of cloth or leather, open at the neck, but without sleeves. petticoat independence minutemen women s skirts, often worn several at a time, sometimes the top one was pinned up at intervals showing the one. freedom from control by others. members of the colonial troops who had promised to take the field in battle on very short notice. unite join together for a common purpose; make as one. revolution Parliament export import enumerated articles Southern colonies Northern colonies French and Indian War staple crops Triangular Trade a significant change in political organization; the act of changing politically by rebelling against the authority in place. the law making body in England. sell goods out of the country. bring goods into the country. items that could not be sold to other countries. grew staple crops such as tobacco and rice. traded fur, fish, and grain. France and England fought over land in the Ohio River Valley. crops that are produced in large quantities. trade between the colonists, Africa, and the Caribbean Islands. Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1

2 Colonial America Cryptogram Directions: Unscramble the words by placing the correct letter in the shaded boxes. Use the numbered boxes to complete the answer to the riddle. RIDDLE: Who became famous for rescuing John Smith? ATOETITCP _ 3 7 ECHMNIY _ 5 EUTNI _ 6 NMMEUTIEN TBLOSXA RMTOPI EMRTNIAPLA ETRXPO IKERNJ 4 ANSWER: Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2

3 Colonial America Group Creative Writing Directions: As a group, you have 25 minutes to write a brief story using the words/phrases below. jerkin petticoat independence revolution unite minutemen clapboards saltbox chimney Parliament export enumerated articles French and Indian War staple crops import Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3

4 Colonial Jobs Directions: Write the correct job description letter next to the job name. Job Job Description 1. Baker 2. Butcher 3. Mason 4. Roper 5. Saddler 6. Tailor 7. Blacksmith 8. Gunsmith 9. Weaver 10. Cooper 11. Miller 12. Hatter a. Stone cutter b. Ground wheat to make flour c. Fabric maker d. Made hats e. Made iron tools and utensils f. Made and repaired buckets, tubs and barrels g. Prepared and sold meat h. Rope maker i. Maker of fine clothing j. Saddle maker k. Bread maker l. Maker of rifles and guns Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 4

5 Colonial America K W L What I Know What I Want To Learn What I Have Learned Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5

6 Find your way to the band. Colonial America Maze Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 6

7 Packing For A Trip To The Colonies Directions: Complete the chart below. Native to Colonial North America Brought to Colonial North America Animals Farming Techniques Food Crops Other Plants Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 7

8 An acrostic poem is one where you choose a word or name and use each letter in the name as the beginning of a word or line that tells something about that person or topic. Example: An acrostic poem using the word "friend." Frank, from my class, Really helped me when I got hurt. He ran to the nurse and got Ice for my leg. Even when I lost Nelly, my pet frog, his mom Drove us all around looking for her. Write an Acrostic Poem using the word below. C O L O N Y Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 8

9 That's My Colony Project Do the Research Directions: Once you are given your colony, complete the following about your colony on a separate sheet of paper. Colony Assigned: 1. What was the purpose of your colony? 2. What year was it founded? 3. Who founded your colony? 4. What region is your colony in? (Southern, Middle or New England) 5. What did the settlers in your colony wear? 6. What kind of games did the settlers play? 7. What kind of food did the colonists eat? 8. What kind of economy did your colony have? 9. Did the children have to go to school? 10. How did most colonists earn a living? Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 9

10 Colonial America Vocabulary Quiz Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right. 1. jerkin join together for a common purpose; make as one. 2. revolution items that could not be sold to other countries. 3. import jacket of cloth or leather, open at the neck, but without sleeves. 4. petticoat a significant change in political organization; the act of changing politically by rebelling against the authority in place. 5. Northern colonies bring goods into the country. 6. enumerated articles members of the colonial troops who had promised to take the field in battle on very short notice. 7. French and Indian War women s skirts, often worn several at a time, sometimes the top one was pinned up at intervals showing the one. 8. independence trade between the colonists, Africa, and the Carribean Islands. 9. Southern colonies traded fur, fish, and grain. 10. minutemen freedom from control by others. 11. export the law making body in England. 12. Triangular Trade crops that are produced in large quantities. 13. unite France and England fought over land in the Ohio River Valley. 14. Parliament sell goods out of the country. 15. staple crops grew staple crops such as tobacco and rice. Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10

11 Colonial America Reading Comprehension Worksheet Directions: Read the passage and answer the questions below. In the Southern Colonies, there were many large farms called plantations. Farmers who owned plantations were called planters. Crops grown on plantations included rice and tobacco. As planters became wealthy, they became dissatisfied with their old houses. They started building two-story houses. Some of them were even made of brick. Rough, hand-made furniture was replaced with nicely made tables and chairs, some of them ordered from England. Wooden plates, bowls, and spoons were replaced by ones made of pewter, a silvery metal made from tin and lead. Silver was expensive in those days, and a family might have bought silverware piece by piece. After a new house was built, the old house might be used as a kitchen. Servants carried food in covered dishes to the dining room in the new house. Southern colonists could not expect help from their neighbors, because they were spread far apart. They had to be able to produce almost everything they needed on their plantations. Of the few things they could not produce themselves, most came directly from England to their plantations. Plantations often had their own ships and piers on the river. Rich planters might have owned hundreds of slaves. All these slaves had to work hard from early morning to evening and slept in crowded slave quarters. Unskilled slaves worked in the fields. Trusted slaves worked in the house. Trained slaves worked as carpenters, weavers, blacksmiths, shoemakers, furniture makers, and cooks. In those days, plantations were like small towns. 1. In your own words, what is a plantation? 2. What particular building material was very expensive during this time period? Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 11

12 3. Why was it necessary for successful plantations to be near the Ocean? 4. Which particular type of slave (unskilled, trusted, or trained slave) do you feel had most difficult job? Explain your answer. Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 12

13 Colonial America Word Search Worksheet Directions: All words are positioned left to right. J M A K A P E T T I C O A T V Q T C D F A X G X B C F R L L Y L K A S F U R U T H H O N E L D P A W W V R K S C D U K V J N K R J Q Y T V Q D W D L W B T E Z Q Y J E R K I N H Z B G O C D Y E A E E X P O R T S C K M I R C G M C X K N J T A K E U I S K G I M P O R T P F F K S M K S O H U A S R I N P A R L I A M E N T C M X C H I M N E Y V N P U N I T E Y A E D F X Q Q X J J C L A P B O A R D S C X I I X U K Q H A W B U I D H N J O Y E G H M R F Y B P T A A J T D W P E I W L A G Y I Q O X O T G P R F T B U S X I N D E P E N D E N C E Y F L K Z F F C I S H C E C G L B S M I N U T E M E N P G U S A L T B O X B Y B N I P R Z C Y Q R Y W D H O G H Q H E H P K X G R O O N W T N V O M X Z N F D Y X B E A D R E V O L U T I O N Q A S J T B Q O S R A H W C D X L X Z O L I O E C K A L R X F J E B B Q I H B N D I Q P M H U S H C CLAPBOARDS IMPORT INDEPENDENCE PETTICOAT EXPORT PARLIAMENT CHIMNEY MINUTEMEN JERKIN UNITE REVOLUTION SALTBOX Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 13

14 The Settlement of 13 Colonies Directions: Do the research. Complete the chart below. Name of Colony Date Settled State Name Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 14

15 Colonial America Timeline Directions: List at least one major event that happened during the indicated time period Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 15

16 Comparing British Life and the Colonial Life VENN Diagram British Life Colonial Life Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 16

17 Answers to Cryptogram ATOETITCP: Petticoat ECHMNIY: Chimney EUTNI: Unite NMMEUTIEN: Minutemen TBLOSXA: Saltbox RMTOPI: Import EMRTNIAPLA: Parliament ETRXPO: Export IKERNJ: Jerkin Riddle: Pocahontas Teachnology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 17

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