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A Day in the Life
The A Day in the Life series gives student a glimpse of daily life in the 18th century. Through stories of people from the past, students experience colonial life from multiple perspectives: working-class young men, women, gentlemen, merchants, enslaved and free African Americans, and more. Learn about how their lives intersected and how society functioned in early America.
The A Day in the Life series:
- provides multidisciplinary historical content that supports history, social studies, and literacy standards
- helps stories from the past come alive to show that they are relevant today
- explores how social class and customs operated in pre-Revolutionary War Virginia
- builds problem solving, sequence, and deductive reasoning skills
- fits today's learners, keeps them motivated, and helps them draw from prior knowledge
- uses gaming strategies in a virtual environment based on the daily lives of Williamsburg residents in 1774
This 3-disc boxed set includes two DVDs with eight 18-minute video episodes, and one CD-ROM with teacher materials, including background information, a timeline and glossary, and lesson plans with primary sources (in PDF format). The 3-D immersive role playing game Betwixt Folly and Fate and a link to the Dress the Part interactive Web activity are also included.