We also read The New Americans which is a great book to go back and ‘tell the story’ of the Early Settlers in the 1600s. It was a wonderful way to help Goofy see how all the colonies fit together and review what we had learned.
Stocks were used in Colonial America to punish colonists. One punishable item was blasphemy. In the stocks people were submitted to public humiliation as others were encourage to laugh at them (where the term laughing stock comes from) and throw mud, eggs, and rotten vegetables at them. We made our own stocks. The kids determined it would not be fun to be stuck like this.
And we added the remaining pages to our Life in colonial America Book: William Penn & Pennsylvania, Puritan Boston & Salem, French in America, Spanish in America, Colonial Expansion & Native Americans, 1700s in Colonial America, 13 Colonies Mapwork & Review, Book Cover. Or click on the image to get the entire Life in Colonial America book.