Past Events & Activities

Primary Sources

Tutorials

Lesson Plans

Links and Resources

Meet our partners
Staff/Management Plan
Contact Us!

 

 

 

 

View the theme,
An Industrious People: American Economic History


Visit other sections
in this topic:

Content Session Material
Primary Sources
Resources and Links

 

Women and Work in Colonial New England

Theme: An Industrious People: American Economic History
Topic:
Women and Work in Colonial New England
Date: Summer 2005

Content Session Material
Primary Sources
Resources and Links

2003 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework Connections (Learning Standards):

3.4: Explain how the Puritans and Pilgrims differed and identify early leaders in Massachusetts, such as John Winthrop; describe the daily life, education, and work of the Puritans in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

3.8: On a map of Massachusetts, locate the class’s home town or city and its local geographic features and landmarks.

3.9: Identify historic buildings, monuments, or sites in the area and explain their purpose and significance.

3.11: Identify when the students’ own town or city was founded, and describe the different groups of people who have settled in the community since its founding.

3.12: Explain how objects or artifacts of everyday life in the past tell us how ordinary people lived and how everyday life has changed. Draw on the services of the local historical society and local museums as needed.

5.11: Explain the importance of maritime commerce in the development of the economy of colonial Massachusetts, using historical societies and museums as needed.

            A. the fishing and shipbuilding industries

            B. trans-Atlantic trade

            C. the port cities of New Bedford, Newburyport, Gloucester, Salem, and Boston.