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UPDATED March 20, 2000

Welcome To America: Life In The Colonies

From a hornbook to a PowerPoint presentation -- Education World brings you centuries of educational tools!

This week, in the latest edition of our year long Millennium Series, Education World travels to the New World to explore life in the 13 original colonies. In the stories below, you'll have the opportunity to "discover" colonial America during the 1700s, and compare the lives of the country's earliest citizens to the lives of citizens today!

This week:

  • Back In The Day: Lessons From Colonial Classrooms
    Your students can experience the education of colonial children with 10 authentic lessons from the past -- and explore the possibilities of education today with similar lessons updated for the technological age.

  • Murder In Virginia: A Creative Conspiracy
    It's a mystery -- a collaborative, cross-curricular, online murder mystery -- cleverly crafted from Virginia's past. And who is plotting this dastardly deed? A creative cabal of teenage writers and their cunning ringleader -- deceptively named "Laws" -- aided and abetted by Virginia 4-H and Education World .

    Each week, Education World's "Great Sites" page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. This week's sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about colonial America.

  • Never A Dull Moment! Growing Up In Colonial America
    What was it like to grow up in colonial America? With Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes, your students can experience colonial America through the lives -- and activities -- of yesterday's families!
In the months to come, Education World's Millennium Series will explore...

January The Middle Ages
February The Age of Exploration
March Colonization
April The American Revolution
May Westward Expansion
June Civil War and Reconstruction
July/August Election 2000
September Immigration
October The World Wars
November The Space Age
December The Future