Glossary of 5th Grade Ch. 6
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- Advantages of being an apprentice:
- learned a skill
trained with an experienced person
became an artisan
- The Middle Colonies produced so much flour they were known as the...
- "Breadbasket of the Colonies"
- Name 3 cash crops grown in the Southern colonies:
- rice, tobacco, and indigo
- What is a triangular trade route?
- A voyage with two stops before going home.
- Three things started by Ben Franklin in Philadelphia:
volunteer fire department
- Name the most important building in a New England town:
- the meeting house
- One characteristic of colonial towns is that they were...
- self-sufficient (they produced most of what they needed)
- Name three crops grown on Southern plantations:
- rice, indigo, tobacco
- What were most schools like in the colonies?
- All students were in one room.
- Why did so many colonists leave Europe?
- They wanted to escape religious persecution.
- Name a very popular book in the 13 colonies:
- Poor Richard's Almanac
- Name some common foods in the colonies:
- fish stew with vegetables,
- Where did most slaves in the South live and work?
- on plantations
- Name something that slaves contributed (gave) to colonial society:
- They had different skills that they could use in the colonies.
- How did the African slaves keep their culture alive?
- They made drums and banjos and supported (helped) each other.
- Name some ways that slaves resisted slavery:
- They broke tools.
They worked slowly.
They pretended to be sick.
They attempted to escape.
- Name some ways colonists used trees:
- They made lumber for building homes, barns, and ships.
They exported lumber to England and other countries.
- Describe a New England town:
- The meeting house, shops, and houses were grouped around a town common. Each town usually had a mill and a blacksmith, as well as other artisans. The people were self-sufficient.
- Describe daily life for colonial children:
- The children went to school to study reading, writing, and arithmetic. They helped with work around the homes and farms. Some became apprentices.
- Olauda Equiano was a former slave. How did he feel about slavery?
- Olauda Equiano said slavery was evil and broke the natural law of equality. He wanted to abolish slavery.