Before Reading
Name:write on line Date:write on line

there is a drawing of a book A Williamsburg Household
by Joan Anderson

Life in the Colonies

Before you read A Williamsburg Household, look at the photographs in the book. What do the photographs tell you about how colonial life was different from your life today? What kinds of work did the characters do? What did they do for recreation? What types of clothing did they wear? How was transportation then different from transportation today? Write this information in the chart below.
  Colonial Life Life Today
Work

 

 

 

 

 

Recreation

 

 

 

 

 

Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

You have learned the meanings of the words in the chart below. Write a synonym for each word. Use a dictionary for help if necessary.
Vocabulary Synonym
Apothecary

 

Drudgery

 

Gentry

 

Pallet

 

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