Category Archives: Colonial America

Christmas Stockings

Here’s a simple, fun, and educational  activity for your kiddos.  Students learn some of the common design elements of the Pennsylvania Dutch style, and use the information to create a cut-and-paste Christmas stocking.  Directions, tracers, and background information are all … Continue reading

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Colonial America Natural Resources–Magnetic and Flannel Board Materials

I love flannel and magnetic board materials.  I’ve used them for LOTS of things.  Here’s a set of Magnetic Flannel Board pieces of resources used by the early American colonists.  Set them out for center play, group activities, and story telling.  … Continue reading

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Planning a Thematic Unit

Planning an individual thematic unit is not much different from regular lesson planning, and because of the work you’ve already completed in selecting and organizing the themes, and listing the resources you have available, you can just start filling in … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Stockings

Just about every year I taught a unit on colonial America in November, I always continued the unit in December, using a holiday theme to study decorative arts of the period.  Here is a little project that creates a Christmas … Continue reading

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Colonial America–Natural Resources Magnetic and Flannel Board Pieces

Sorry it took me so long to finish these items.  It always takes me much longer than I expect to make something!  I hope you’ll find these flannel board images useful! Download Magnetic Flannel Board Pieces  FREEBIE I print them on … Continue reading

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