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Colonial History

Travel back in time to the earliest days of American history and experience the excitement of a brand new nation! Explore the settlement of Jamestown and spend a day in the life of a Colonial-era kid, set foot on Plymouth Rock, visit a Quaker meeting, or learn about how modern-day interpreters recreate historical life at Sturbridge Village. Learn what life was really like on a southern plantation—including for the people who were enslaved there—and discover the details of lesser-known conflicts like King Philip’s War. Have you ever wondered how people spent their days in Colonial America? Find out how people worked, studied, and played, and meet a real blacksmith! For those interested in archaelogy, a special issue of DIG Magazine uncovers real skeletons found on the remains of the original Jamestown fort!

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  1. Growing Up in Jamestown

    Growing Up in Jamestown

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    Travel back in time to real beginnings of the United States - the first English colony, Jamestown. You'll visit the world of Pocahontas and meet the people who changed that world forever. From the boys who arrived with the first colonists to the young people who came later, see what it was like to grow up in this "new" world. You'll meet young people who came as indentured servants, some who came to work for the Virginia Company, and some who came against their will, enslaved in Africa. You can find out what it was like to be kidnapped and what it was like to be traded for a bag of beans! The issue also includes an article on the archeology that is giving us many of these stories. Learn More
  2. Who Did What in Colonial America

    Who Did What in Colonial America

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    Welcome to Colonial America, when life was very different from today-- but in some ways the same. Just like you, Colonial kids had chores to do and games to play.And just like today, people made things and sold things and traded things. Come with us on a journey back in time to find out just who did what in the early days of our nation. Learn More
  3. Pilgrims Rock the New World

    Pilgrims Rock the New World

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    In this issue, we take a fresh look at the Pilgrims and follow their movement from England to the Netherlands to the New World. We see how while their arrival in Massachusetts meant a chance for a better life for them, the English settlement they started also forever impacted the way of life for the natives already living in the area. Ever wonder how the Pilgrims packed for their journey? Or what the trip in the Mayflower was like? Or how our Thanksgiving Day compares to the 1621 feast the Pilgrims hosted? We've got those subjects and more covered in the October issue. Plus there's a crossword puzzle and a recipe for a classic stewed pumpkin dish. Doesn't that sound delicious? Learn More
  4. Plantation Life

    Plantation Life

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    Cobblestone November/December 2013 (COB1311): When you think of a southern plantation, what do you see? A wealthy family living on a large estate where many enslaved people provide the labor? Well, that's only part of the picture. While enslaved people did make up a good portion of the southern population, the largest plantation owners represented less than five percent of that society. Most southern plantations were much smaller. Known as middling plantations, the family farmers who lived and worked on them were the backbone of southern colonial life. Join Cobblestone this month for a more complete look at southern plantation society. Learn More
  5. STURBRIDGE VILLAGE

    STURBRIDGE VILLAGE

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    Step into the past and observe what it was like to live in an 1830s New England farming community with this illustrative issue that focuses on a living history museum. Interviews with village "interpreters" review the most frequent questions they are asked as they explain how life must have been at that time. Learn how historians gather information from diaries, town records, portraits, and more, to recreate an accurate picture of the past. Read from the works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, and try your hand at the antique art of stenciling. /cob8202t Learn More
  6. JAMESTOWN REDISCOVERED

    JAMESTOWN REDISCOVERED

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    Sure you've heard of Jamestown, Virginia, and Pocahontas and John Allen - but do you know the real story? To find out, join DIG as it travels onsite to discover why archaeologists believe they've found the original fort site - and why! Study the skeletons they've uncovered and learn what each can tell us. Puzzle over the African American skeletons and try to decipher the story they're trying to tell. Watch as the skeletons are lifted - will the mechanism work? For the answer to this question and many more, join us in October./dig0510t Learn More
  7. SALEM WITCHES

    SALEM WITCHES

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    COBBLESTONE September 2016 single back issue. Learn More
  8. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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    Printer, writer, inventor, civic leader, scientist, diplomat. Most people would be happy to be famous in any one of these roles. Benjamin Franklin found a level of fame in ALL of these categories! Meet this busy founding father in October’s COBBLESTONE!

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  9. At Work in Colonial America

    At Work in Colonial America

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    Cobblestone September 2019. Daily life in the early American Colonies was filled with work in a variety of trades and occupations. Learn More

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