Homework Help: the 13 Colonies

Homework Help: the 13 Colonies

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Colonial Voices is a book of poems. Each poem is written in the voice of a different colonist. That means that each poem is from a different person’s point of view. If you were interviewing people in colonial times, how might the point of view of an English soldier differ from a cabin boy on a ship or a slave or a blacksmith? By reading about an event from the perspective of different people, you can get a more well-rounded idea of what that event or time period was really like. You can do the same thing by reading books that tell you about the different people, customs and events of a certain time period.

Listed below are books, websites & databases that will help you learn about the 13 colonies and the colonial period. To give you a start looking at what life was like back than, here are some colonial items that are Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

“The pocketbook was made in the late 1700s. 18th century women didn’t carry purses like women of today do—they didn’t carry much in the way of toiletries or money, so they didn’t need to. The woman who owned this would have kept a variety of small objects in this pocketbook, which she could have carried in her pocket (a separate bag worn under her skirt.)”

“This kind of infant’s shirt was known as a waistcoat and was probably worn over another shirt for extra warmth. This one is made of block-printed cotton and lined with linen. It was worn by John H. Hardenbergh when he was born in 1798.”

This tankard and plate are made of pewter. “Pewter was a popular material for dishes until the mid 1800s when glass and pottery became more preferred. Pewter dishes were common in Colonial America, but England kept tight control of the import of the raw tin needed for making pewter, so most pieces were made in England or recast from melted down older pieces.”

More Colonial Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis


Printables, Crafts & Websites:


Print Books:

12 Incredible Facts about the Boston Tea Party Book JacketBlack Stars of Colonial and Revolutionary TimesBuckskin Dresses and Pumpkin Breetches Book JacketColonial Comics Book JacketColonial People the Doctor Book JacketColonial Williamsburg Book JacketExplore Colonial America Book JacketJohn Smith Escapes Again Book JacketMolly Pitcher Book JacketPhillis Wheatley Book JacketPocahontas Princess of the New World Book JacketThe Extraordinary Suzy Wright Book JacketThe Mayflower Compact Book JacketThe Mayflower Book JacketThe Scoop on Homes Clothes and Daily Life in Colonial AmericaYou Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist Book JacketYour Life as a Settler in Colonial AmericaThe Witch of Blackbird Pond Book JacketWomen of Colonial America Book JacketBlue Birds Book JacketColonial Food Book JacketThe Courage of Sarah Noble Book Jacket

Databases:

IndyPLLibraryCard100A database is a collection of information. Click on one of the links below to see a list of articles, images or stories that you can read and/or print for homework about the 13 Colonies. You need to know your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to login to the databases, U.S. History in Context & NoveList K-8. What’s My PIN?

 

U.S. History in Context: American Colonies is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the 13 colonies.​

 

NoveList K-8: Stories about the 13 Colonies is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. Novelist will show you fiction chapter books and picture books you can read set in the time of the 13 colonies. Click on “Check the Library Catalog” to see if IndyPL has the book.


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