Life in the Colonies Video Project
In pairs, students created short documentaries about what life was like in Colonial America. The various topics covered were gender roles, living on a farm and in a town, social classes, the transatlantic slave trade, and colonial schools. Students researched the topics using multiple resources, wrote scripts, and created videos using the “we video” software. In addition to completing comparative research, students had to learn how to use challenging video software including the use of special effects, music, images, and recording their scripts into a microphone. The project was a great way to engage students as they analyzed how life used to be and how it has developed and transformed over time. I am so proud of the effort and enthusiasm the students showed throughout this project.
Slavery in Colonial America
Men, Women, and Children (Gender Roles):