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Family Life

In this section, you will learn about:

1.  Chores & Farming
2.  Food
3.  Trading
4.  Tradesmen & Apprentices

Since two students will be working on Family Life,  student #1 can explore 
chores/farming and food, and student #2 can explore trading and 
tradesmen/apprentices.
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CHORES & FARMING
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Everyone in the family helps out with the chores.  Each member of the family 
is very important, and chores begin at a young age.  Click on the links 
below to learn more about chores and farming.
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/daily_life.htm


http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/video/farming.mpg

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FOOD
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When families work hard, there is food to put on the table.  Click on the 
links below to learn more about how food is prepared and stored.
http://hastings.ci.lexington.ma.us/Colonial/Life/Food/Kitchen.trivia.html


http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/video/spring%20house.mpg

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TRADING
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The crops, homemade candles, soaps, clothing, etc. that are grown and made 
on the family farm were used by the family to survive.  These products also 
were used like money to trade for other things they needed to survive.  View 
the links below to learn more about how the colonists traded goods at the 
town market.
http://www.history.org/kids/visitUs/colonialPeople/farmer.cfm

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TRADESMAN & APPRENTICES
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At a young age, children started training as an apprentice for their choosen 
trade.  Click on the links below to learn about common trades.
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/town.htm


http://www.pocanticohills.org/tradesmen/tradesmen.htm


http://www.history.org/kids/visitUs/colonialPeople/apprentice.cfm

    
			

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