4-6 Grade Field Trip Lesson: Jobs in the Colonial Period


For visual learners, provide pictures of the colonial period tools and have students analyze and react to what they see.


Engage students in the Fort No. 4/Living History Museum’s interactive game at www.fortat4.com where students put the pieces of the puzzle together by completing jobs and games at the Fort.

Engage the class in an online discovery session of other colonial trades by visiting the Colonial Williamsburg website at: http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/trades/tradehdr.cfm

Follow the lesson with the activity on Colonial Tools found at www.fortat4.com

Create index cards with pictures of colonial items and their names and have the students play Pictionary.