Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Colonial House

Colonial House is a television show created by PBS to examine what life would be like in Plymouth Colony circa 1628. 17 people were chosen to be on the reality show, living the life of a settler in a re-created Plymouth Plantation.

Imagine you have been selected to participate in Colonial House. Write journal entries describing about your living conditions. Are you a freeman, indentured servant, or even the Governor? What kinds of things do you do day by day? Are you having trouble keeping the rules? 

You will create a postcard and then write about your 'experience' using a pen and ink. Watch the video below to get an idea about what it will be like.

You will also be asked to write a journal entry daily explaining what it would be like if you were part of the colony.

Essential Question: What would it be like to live in an early American colony?




  • Watch Colonial House episodes.Explain:
  • What is your role in the colony?
  • What events took place during the episode?
  • What are your daily chores?
  • Are you a rule breaker or a rule follower?


  • Write a journal entry for each episode watched. 
  • Use a dip pen to write a postcard to send home describing living in the colony.

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