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Colonial Jobs - Colonial Tradesmen Research Project

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Read, research, and learn about the different types of trades and colonial tradesmen during colonial times.

Colonial Life Careers! A Research Activity on Colonial Tradesmen

Take your kids on a journey back to colonial times with a fun and engaging research project that highlights the many trades and jobs that were commonplace in the thirteen colonies.

This resource is a downloadable project pack that your students can use to learn about the different careers available in Colonial America. Resources are included for the following jobs in Colonial America.

  • Silversmith
  • Blacksmith
  • Cooper
  • Tailor
  • Printer

We’ve created a short reading passage for each trade to help your students learn the basics behind each role, along with two supplemental resources to guide your students through researching the different roles and creating a Help Wanted poster advertising a position in a role of their choice.

Printable Resources to Teach Jobs of the Middle Colonies, Southern Colonies, and More!

This resource is available in multiple formats to meet your needs.Use the dropdown arrow on the download button to select the quick-print PDF file, or the editable Google Slides download.

This resource was created by Katy Blevins,  a teacher in Georgia and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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