|Colonial Days: American Kids in History Series Projects, Games, Activities and Recipes
By David C King / John Wiley & Sons
Colonial Massachusetts. The best way to learn about it is to "live" there! Your children will join young Nathan and Sarah Mayhew on their farm in 1732. Education becomes hands-on fun as kids "do as the colonists do" in year-round activities such as making a model weathervane, baking bread, dipping candles, and playing Jackstraws. Over 40 projects! Ages 8 to 12. 112 pages, softcover from Wiley & Sons.
|If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days
By Barbara Brenner & Jennie Williams(Illustrator) / Scholastic Trade
Vivid full-color illustrations and a question-and-answer text bring to life traditional life, customs, and everyday worlds in this series covering a rich range of historical events, eras, and peoples. Meticulous research, accuracy of detail, and facts told from a child's perspective convey what it was like to live in another time. Basic concepts of history are made meaningful through details of daily life, putting young readers into the middle of the action.
This book depicts a slice of life during the early 1770s, before the famous American Revolution, when the United States only existed as 13 colonies. They were all in the Eastern part of the country and all of them were still ruled by England. The colony of Williamsburg, Virginia became one of the most prosperous of these colonies due to it's mild southern weather and rich soil.