In our final week talking about colonial america for kidss as part of our homeschool history for kids unit we learned about William Penn who was a Quaker and the founder of Pennsylvania. As usual with our homeschool units they are filled with hands on history projects for kids. This is perfect for the entire homeschool family to learn about together.
Colonial America’ William Penn – The Founder of Pennsylvania for Kids
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.
Colonial America Silhouette Pictures – History Projects for Homeschoolers
Colonists were not able to take many things with them when they left for America. Camera’s had not been invented and it was expensive and time consuming to have an oil picture made of oneself. So Silhouette pictures became popular with colonists as a way to preserve loved ones likenesses and decorate their homes. Here is our Colonial Silhouette Picture.
Colonial Punishment Stocks – Homeschool History Project
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.
FREE Life in Colonial America Book for Homeschoolers
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
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