Objectives of the Lesson:
How colonists lived their everyday lives.
What their housed looked like, how they dressed, what they ate.
The Hector arrived in Salem in the Fall of 1637. The pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. On March 29, 1630 eleven ships containing 900 Puritans left England followed quickly by others. By the end of the first summer in 1630 2,000 colonists were living in and around the city of Boston.
I will use children's books from the Library. Each studnet will choose a book and make a report about early colonial life.
The arrival of the family to Salem will include this family staying with cousins who lived here. They will share a meal. This lesson may include cooking a simple meal which would be typical and sharing it. We may dress up if possible in "Puritan" clothing. We will play games with our cousins and share the chores.