Colonial Times

What was life like in the 1690s?

At Arnold House or Your Site

Learn what early American settlement life was like through a series of interactive, hands-on activities set in the seventeenth-century Arnold House. Students immerse themselves in early local history in an authentic setting, experiencing history firsthand while exploring Arnold House.

Along the way students meet a variety of characters who help them role-play real people who lived and worked in the 1690s. Students learn about daily tasks that were commonly performed in the community of Lincoln.

This is a modular program focused on aspects of daily life in the seventeenth century, including illumination, clothing, bartering, medicine, schooling, games, and food preservation. You may choose the topics that best suit the needs of your group.


Program Details

Available weekdays, year-round, grades 1 – 7. Limit 75 students.

Length: 2.5 hours (Includes 3 modules. Additional modules take 40 minutes each.)
Cost: $7 per student for 3 modules. Minimum $150. Each additional module is $1 per student.

Also available as a Program to Go. Contact us for more information.

Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts

Related Topics: Colonial Life, Family

Curriculum Links

Colonial Times connects to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, adopted in Rhode Island in 2010, as follows (page numbers from Common Core PDF linked below):

Grade One

3, 4, 6 (p. 23)

Grade Two

2, 3, 4, 6 (p. 23)

Grades Three – Five

2, 3, 4, 6 (p. 24)

Grade Six

2, 3, 4 (p. 49)

Please note: Additional standards may apply, depending on the modules chosen.

View full Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy

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