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Southern Colonies: Picture Story

Characteristics of the Southern Colonies Use Picture Stories for discussion starters. Also, as an activity, ask your child to interpret the images, and tell a story about the Southern Colonies. Image Credits: “The Old South” by Nimur at en.wikipedia is licensed under CC BY 3.0 “Nature of Pinar del Rio” by Gorupdebesanez via Wikimedia Commons (Own […]

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Jamestown Settlement: Wattle and Daub

An ancient housing construction technique, used in the Jamestown settlement, is the technique called wattle and daub. This technique was used throughout history and around the world, where similar materials were available In Britain, there was a long standing tradition to build in this manner. In the days when people would have relied on the use […]

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Jamestown: Colonial Craftsmen, 1607-1675

Jamestown, founded in 1607 by colonists from England, is considered the first permanent British Colony. As the colonists endeavored to be self-sufficient, they certainly did become a colony of “makers.” They had to. But, how much “fine art” would have been going on in Jamestown and other early British Colonies, c. 1607 – 1675. The […]

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