Write about 5 interesting or amazing facts about your trade: These facts will make your character come to “life” during the Living History Museum!!! (the facts do not necessarily have to connect directly with your character) Don't forget to work on your costume & backdrop!
You are in the Pre-Revolutionary time period, would you consider yourself a loyalist or patriot? (In your opinion would you side with England or the Colonists? We will revisit our replies to this post after we study events that lead to the American Revolution. I wonder how our answers might change or evolve...)
What is your connection to England at this point? (Do you get your raw materials from England? Do you have family there? Think of this like you are an historical fiction author)
What is your connection to the Native people? (Do you trade or interact with local tribes?)
Interact with others in our colony!
Create a fictional scenario that involves someone else in our colony (please be kind). Include historical words and/or facts.
Describe in detail one item trade created and how it was created. Include its name and how it was used.
In a single paragraph, write about the following:
What was the daily life like for a person in your trade?
Who performed your trade? (men, women, farmers, educated, rich, poor, etc.)
Please reply to 1 of your peers.
Introduce yourself & your trade to our village!
Please separate your work into 2 complete paragraphs.
Family – brothers, sisters, parents...
Heritage – Where did you come from?
Why did you come to the colonies?
Name of your trade
What did your trade typically involve?
What was the purpose of your trade?
What tools were necessary to perform your trade?
Convince others to come and trade with you!
Hello my fellow colony members! Have you been in the colonies for a long time? Have you been wearing the same clothes for months? Come visit my tailor shop for a new set of shirt and britches! Women, come in and get a new Sunday dress! New dresses are only 6 pences. Don't have any money? What do you have to trade with me?
My life is not as hard as others. I spend my days measuring, dyeing, cutting and stitching. I get to spend the majority of my days indoors. What is your life like?
Monday 11/23 or 11/24 or 11/25 (choose 1 day to blog… not all three)
Interact with others in our colony!
Introduce your trade to our “colony” - Stay in character!
Hello 5th Grade Colonial Village! Since all of you will hopefully visit my store in the future, let me tell you about my trade and what we sell. When coming to the Colonies, we brought lots of colorful fabric with us. However, soon I will need to order more fabric from England or possibly there will be a weaver in the village soon! The sheep we brought with us to the Colonies will produced fine wool. for dyeing. Today we are searching for raspberries to dye our fabric. So far we have use lichens, berries, roots, nuts and their hulls, flowers, foliage, marigolds, zinnias, carrots, asparagus plants, poplar, rhododendron, mountain laurel, privet, barks,dandelions, goldenrock, black-eyed Susan, and sumac can also be used. Ground coffee beans, tea leaved, onion skins, and dried saffron are a few natural dyes found in the kitchen. Here is how we make dye - prepare the plant material by cleaning and chopping roots, scraping stems and crushing leaves of flowers and and nuts. Soak the prepared materials overnight. After soaking, boil until the dye has reached the desired shade (1/2 to 6 hours). It works best for us if we use a metal pot for the dyeing, possibly I will need to visit the tinsmith soon to order a pot.
Introduce yourself to our “colony”
Hello, my name is Suzie Smith and I am 16 years old. My family and I arrived to this colony last month and we don't know anyone yet. I am homesick for my home country of Ireland. I miss the friends I left behind and my grandparents. I really miss the Corned Beef and Cabbage by Grandma would make each Friday. I wonder if I will ever see them again. Today we are setting up my dad's Tailor shop. He is a wonderful suit maker and my mom makes beautiful dresses, they are teaching me how to sew and design clothing. My younger sister isn't really interested in sewing, she prefers to play with her dolls and to help with the gardening. I am hopeful we will be able to make a better life here in the colonies!