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Colonial America: Pioneers Social Studies Strands Second Grade Sarah Beck Jenny Hoefler October 19, 2004. Table of Contents. History People in Societies Geography Economics Government Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Social Studies Skills and Methods. History Activities.

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Colonial America: PioneersSocial Studies StrandsSecond GradeSarah BeckJenny HoeflerOctober 19, 2004

table of contents
Table of Contents
  • History
  • People in Societies
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Social Studies Skills and Methods
history activities
History Activities
  • Discuss how pioneer families lived in the past by using photographs, artifacts, and books to clarify what is known.
  • Compare the life of pioneers to present life.
  • Place the life of pioneers in

chronological order.

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History Activities
  • The students will be in groups. They will have to answer this question, “Your team has been transported back in time to Colonial America. You are one of the eight children in your family. Your task is to compare your life in this time to the Twentieth Century.
  • The student will take on the persona of a pioneer boy or girl. The student will write a series of fictional journal entries describing from a child’s view some of the events and hardships of a pioneers life.
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History Activities
  • The students will read the letter from a pioneer student (http://www.dltk-kids.com/pioneer/school_in_the_1800.htm). The student will have to write back to the pioneer.
websites
Websites
  • http://www.eagle.ca/~matink/themes/Pioneers/lessons.html
  • http://www.uen.org/lessons/l4.hts
  • http://www.dltk-kids.com/pioneer/school_in_the_1800.htm
  • http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Class/est572/joreste/
  • http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson166.shtml
people in societies activities
People in Societies Activities
  • The students will be introduced to games that date back to pioneer children and will improve certain skills.
  • Students will learn that by using pieces of old clothing to make quilts, pioneers were able to preserve memories.
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People in Societies Activities
  • The students will plan a Colonial Christmas event, demonstrate Colonial Christmas customs, and participate in a Colonial Christmas event.
  • Introduce students to European immigrants coming to America in the late 1800’s. The students will learn why people left Europe, how Ellis Island was used to process immigrants, and why immigrants felt America was the promise land.
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People in Societies Activities
  • The students will learn how Johnny Appleseed helped the pioneers. Students will recognize the pioneer John Chapman as Johnny Appleseed and understand how he helped the early pioneers who were moving westward to start new homes and farms.
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Websites
  • http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu
  • http://www.history.org/history/teaching/colxmas.cfm
  • http://www.seeq.com/popupwrapper.jsp?referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eagle.ca%2F%7Ematink%2Fthemes%2FPioneers%2Flessons.html&domain=connectedteacher.com&direct=true
  • http://www.millville.org/Workshops_f/Dich_FOLKLORE/WACKED/story.html
  • http://www.applejuice.org/johnnyappleseed.html
geography activities
The students will construct a map of how they think the pioneers traveled.

Pioneers moved west in the early 1800’s. The students will map the destination the pioneers took. The students will understand the reasons why the pioneers moved.

Geography Activities
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Compare how the pioneers used American land and soil in the 1800’s to how we use the land today.

The students will compare the roads and paths taken in the past to the roads taken today.

Geography Activities
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Geography Activities
  • The students will make a list of states the pioneers had lived.
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Websites
  • http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSLAPioneerLife47.htm
  • http://www.kidskonnect.com/Pioneers/PioneersHome.html
  • http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agexed/aee501/show1/sld001.htm
  • http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Social_Studies/History/Colonial_America.html
  • http://www3.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/travilahes/colonial.html
economics activities
Economics Activities
  • Compare and contrast the jobs we have today to the jobs of the pioneers.
  • Discuss how the pioneers used wood for many different resources. The students will be able to create one of the tools the pioneers used to make. The students will use popsicle sticks.
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Identify how the pioneers exchanged goods and services without using money.

Celebrate a “Colonial Day” at the school. The students will do research and learn about who the pioneers were and how they lived. The students will dress and act like a pioneer in the colonial days.

Economics Activities
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Economics Activities
  • Have an “Exchange City Day” in the classroom. The students will all bring in an item that ranges from a dollar to two dollars that they would like to exchange in class. Explain to the class that a barter system is the exchange of goods and services without money. Discuss the trading process.
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Websites
  • http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/gallery.htm
  • http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSBarteringTradeActivity3.htm
  • http://surfaquarium.com/newsletter/colonies.htm
  • http://americanhistory.si.edu/hohr/springer/
  • http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/penn/pnhome.html
government activities
Make a list on chart paper of workplace rules in a blacksmiths shop. Discuss why rules are important and what a job would be with out rules. http://www.uen.org/lessons/l4.hts

Identify the government in Colonial America. Use a venn diagram to show the similarities and differences of our government today.

Government Activities
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Government Activities
  • Act out the different parts of government. Pretend the year is 1820. Students will have different roles and will be faced with a government problem just as the pioneers would have had.
  • Discuss why a government is important?
  • Predict the consequences of a pioneer not obeying the trade rules.
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Websites
  • http://www.eagle.ca/~matink/themes/Pioneers/lessons.html
  • http://www.timepage.org/spl/13colony.html
  • http://www.stratfordhall.org/
  • http://www.ushistory.org/districts/index.html
  • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/salem/
citizenship rights and responsibility activities
Explain ways that the pioneers would have managed their conflicts, displayed courtesy and showed respect towards others. Have students write about a situation.

Discuss reasons why persistence was an important trait for a pioneer. Discuss the living and working conditions and how persistence plays a part in their everyday life.

Citizenship Rights and Responsibility Activities
citizenship rights and responsibilities activities
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Activities
  • List ways a child in Colonial American’s school is different from today. What roles did a child play in their family? Focus on child-directed activities
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Websites
  • http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agexed/aee501/show1/sld001.htm
  • http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Social_Studies/History/Colonial_America.html
  • http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSLAPioneerLife47.htm
  • http://www.uen.org/lessons/l4.hts
  • http://www.norfolk.k12.ma.us/students/kaufman/revolution/R2R.html
social studies skills and methods activities
Social Studies Skills and Methods Activities
  • Use different resources to obtain information about pioneers.
  • Write in journal information gained through research.
  • Distinguish the difference between fact and fictional information about pioneers. Explain why it is fact or fiction.
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Predict events in the daily life of a farmer in Colonial America.

Students may choose an area of interest and look up more information using a computer. Have students document what resources they used.

Social Studies Skills and Methods Activities
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Websites
  • http://www.plimoth.org/
  • http://www.historyofquilts.com/index.html
  • http://www.osv.org/
  • http://indy4.fdl.cc.mn.us/~isk/maps/houses/housingmap.html
  • http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Social_Studies/History/Colonial_America.html