Wednesday, September 21, 2016

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Colonial American Careers - Tavern Keepers”

by Sarah Peterson
5th - 7th Grade

This product contains 3 one-page reading passages covering Tavern Keepers in Colonial America. This product is also perfect for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included). THIS LESSON INCLUDES READING PASSAGES, ACTIVITIES, REVIEW GAME, WORKSHEET AND TEACHER’S KEY. 

From the time that they first opened in Colonial America through the beginning of the Revolutionary War, taverns served as an unofficial gathering place for residents, travelers, politicians, and rebels. Colonial taverns played an important role in the development of American. This lesson plan includes: 

Reading Passages: *
3 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• Inns, Taverns, and Ordinaries: A Place to Socialize
• Licensing Requirements for Tavern Keepers
• Colonial Tavern Food and Beverages
• Food Preservation
• Paying the Tavern Bill
• Pre-Revolutionary Taverns

This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Job Application
 Brew Some Ginger Beer – Make a Dessert!
 Create Your Own Menu
 Writing Prompt
 Make a Colonial Newspaper /Read to Other Patrons
 Review Game: Bingo Words and Clues
 Review Worksheet


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Colonial American Careers - Tavern Keepers by Sarah Peterson is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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