Before the newspaper was developed, news was written on a paper, and posted in town on a wooden post for the colonists to read.*The "town crier" was another way that the colonists kept up on the news.Large-sized photos and captions demonstrate both the beauty and the drudgery of life on the Colony.And a map, hand drawn by one of the colonists, portrays the Colony through the eyes of those who lived there.Colonial Currency: Examples of currency; Colonies/ States are listed in alphabetical order Colonial and Continental Currency: The complete story, important facts and information Wikipedia: Early American Currency: History and Images Colonial Williamsburg Slide Shows: The history of the early colonists and colonies presented in various slide shows with pictures and facts Comparison of Colonial Life to Today's Life: Information about the Plymouth Plantation; The Pilgrims; Education; Vocabulary Words For Colonial America Have Fun with History: Colonial America: American colonial life existed just shy of 180 years before the United States of America emerged as a nation independent of British rule.These formative years are reflected with free streaming videos from Have Fun with History.Included are links to complete explanations about important people, documents, and events.Sonofthesouth.net: Old Colonial Days and Ways: EXTENSIVE historical background about the early colonists complete with photographs and images.
Colonial children were taught manners from a very early age.*After a colony was settled, fathers worked outside the home in various colonial trades.There were over 18 major trade professions in colonial America.The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record: 1,280 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery.
This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World.
They had to clear the land using hand tools, build their own houses, produce all of their own food, and make their own clothing. Everything revolved around the family and family members.