These links are about colonial craftsmen. Learn about the trades and occupations of the settlers in the colonies of North America. There are many links to sites with information on the various colonial trades/occupations, some of which were created by students. There are also links to sites on life and customs in New Amsterdam and other colonies, lesson plans and activities on the bartering system and interdependence, and videos on the tools that the colonists would have used in their daily lives. Also includes links to the eThemes Resources on daily life in the thirteen colonies and the early settlement of North America.
This site includes links to other pages with information on seven aspects of Dutch rule and colonial life in New Amsterdam and along the Hudson River. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links.
This unit plan includes two lessons on the concept of interdependence and bartering in the North American colonies. Click on the links under "Lesson Plans for this Unit" to access the lessons. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Click a city or colony for more information. Then, scroll down and click on any of the icons to learn more about particular colonial trades in the "Colonial Town Center" box. Also includes general information about British, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Russian colonies in North America.
Click on "Meet the Tradesmen" for details about specific trades or click on "Activities" for games and more. This site was created by fourth grade students at Pocantico Hills Central School in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
Lean about the long history of soap and how it is made. Scroll down to the heading "Soap in the American Colonies" for information on soap making in early America. NOTE: This is a commercial site and it includes ads and sponsored links.
These sites are about early European settlement of North America. There is information about Spanish, English, French, and Dutch colonization, including period images and maps. Find out what daily life was like for kids, men, and women. Included are two related eThemes resources on Colonial life.
These sites are about daily life in colonial period. Learn about the colonists' education, clothing, chores, and games. Includes online quizzes and some videos. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on early settlements of North America and the Pilgrims.