This day we learned many interesting facts about "The Colonial Home"; from arriving to America, clearing their land, to building their home, and taking care of the farm.
We learned about the meaning behind "Strong fences make good neighbors." The kids came up with all sorts of idea's. Here are a few of their thoughts:
1. Other children wouldn't play on another persons property.
2. The farm animals wouldn't run away.
And my favorite:
3. The animals wouldn't go poop in the neighbors yard.
Another topic of study was about different things you could find on a Colonial Farm. The kids were amazed at all the different types of tools they had back then. There are many graphics of pictures provided for the lapbooking project.
We also learned about the many different styles of homes colonist would build. The fact I found most interesting was about "The Brick House." I often wondered why houses are so narrow on the east coast. Well way back when, folks were taxed based on the length of the front footage of the house. Amazing! We also made 4 wonderful pop-up house booklets that will be placed in the kids lapbook at the end of the study!