School projects

Jamestown: Hands-on Projects about One of America's First Communities

By Jennifer Quasha

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An introduction to the first English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, with step-by-step instructions for a variety of related projects including a topographical map of the settlement, a model Jamestown house, and wooden spoon puppets.

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The U.S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past

By Joan D'Amico, Karen Eich Drummond

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Chapters discuss different time periods in American history, focusing on typical foods and cooking styles. Includes recipes for such dishes as pumpkin bread, Virginia ham with cherry sauce, and buckwheat griddle cakes.

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Projects about Colonial Life

By Marian Broida

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Projects for the northern, middle and southern colonies include: fishnet, hornbook, candle making, building a cradle, hasty pudding (sappawn), a model windmill, writing with a quill pen, Shrewsbury cakes, sewing a pocket, and pieces of eight.

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Projects about Plantation Life

By Marian Broida

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Presents information about life in Virginia, South Carolina, and Mississippi between 1770 and 1860 and provides instructions for making such related projects as a Commonplace book, a folk remedy for colds, a recipe for Hoppin' John, and a girls' game called Graces.
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