Virginia History for Kids

This is a non-fiction list.

18th Century Clothing

By Bobbie Kalman

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The clothing of the eighteenth century was a colorful mix of fancy fashions from Europe and homemade threads created from wool, flax, and cotton.

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19th Century Clothing

By Bobbie Kalman

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Ready-made clothing was not always available to the settlers moving westward. Many people dyed, spun, and wove wool and flax to make the cloth from which they sewed their clothes. People worked hard and wore practical clothing.
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Tools and Gadgets

By Bobbie Kalman

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Learn how to identify mystifying gadgets used in the past by farmers, millers, woodworkers, metalworkers, printers, and doctors.

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The Gristmill

By Bobbie Kalman

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Early pioneers would travel from far and wide to visit the gristmill for the essential service of having their grain ground. Communities often developed in areas where gristmills had been built.
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A Child's Day

By Bobbie Kalman

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How would a boy named John have lived 150 years ago?
John's home does not have a sink or plumbing. Instead, John keeps a pitcher of water and a washbowl in his bedroom for washing his face and hands in the morning.
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Early Artisans

By Bobbie Kalman

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An introduction to crafts in the 18th and 19th centuries, Early Artisans features the craftspeople who made the items the early settlers could not make for themselves. Furniture, barrels, and shoes for people and horses were among the items
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Games From Long Ago

By Bobbie Kalman

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Looks at the many different games children played in the nineteenth century and describes the rules and play in detail.

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Old-Time Toys

By Bobbie Kalman

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Old-Time Toys shows young readers the wonders of 19th century playthings using fascinating photographs from leading toy museums around the country. A history of toymakers in North America is featured along with such unusual and familiar toy

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Children's Clothing of the 1800s

By Bobbie Kalman

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Introduces children's form of dress during the 19th century, including that of Native people, and the making of clothing and its care.
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A Williamsburg Household

By Joan Anderson

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Focuses on events in the household of a white family and its black slaves in Colonial Williamsburg in the eighteenth century.
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