Colonial Jobs in America | 13 Colonies Activities DIGITAL and PRINTABLE

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Shelly Rees
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Your students will learn all about Colonial jobs in the 13 Colonies with this interactive packet. The hands-on activities in this resource, including a mini book, notebook foldables, a writing activity, bulletin board, and more, will help your students learn and understand the occupations in the 13 Colonies!

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This resource includes both a printable version AND a digital version. The digital version is on Google Slides and is perfect for distance learning, independent work, centers, and more!

Students will explore these Colonial American jobs:

  • Basketmaker
  • Blacksmith
  • Brickmaker
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Cobbler
  • Cooper
  • Peruke (Wig) Maker
  • Printer
  • Silversmith
  • Tailor
  • Town Crier

This fun and engaging 13 Colonies Occupations Unit includes:

Create a Mini Book: Students construct a mini book using the provided Colonial American Jobs printable pages.

Interactive Notebook Foldables: Foldables for each of 11 occupations can be used for student note-taking and learning the duties of each job.

Large Interactive Bulletin Board Timeline: Includes bulletin board header and large foldables. Use these for a bulletin board or classroom activity to identify the jobs of Colonial America.

Job Application Writing Activity: Students fill out a job application for the Colonial American job they are most interested in. They then use the application as a prewriting organizer to write a letter of interest to their imaginary employer. Includes "You're Hired!" certificates for the best applications for each job.

The packet also includes a teacher-direction sheet with photo examples of the projects in use in the classroom. It is very clear and easy-to-use; basically just print and go! My students loved these activities; I think yours will, too!

You may also be interested in these other helpful Social Studies units:

Maps, Continents, and Landforms

Explorers of the World

Road to the Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War

The 13 Colonies (Geography)

Colonial America - Daily Life

Colonial America - Jobs and Trades

Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Oregon Trail

The Gold Rush

The Civil War - Events Leading to the War

The Civil War

The U.S. Constitution

3 Branches of U.S. Government

Elections and the Voting Process

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Shelly Rees

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