For our lesson time, Jennifer told the kids that they were a group of colonists and amongst themselves they had to decide WHO would get to go to the New World!
Jennifer and Linda acted out 16 different characters, telling a bit about each person, and the children had to vote on each person to decide if they should go or not.
The boys had mustaches. 🙂 the girls had aprons and bonnets.
Some examples of characters were:
- a wife with 5 children who was good at cooking
- a doctor
- a 10 year old boy
- a 6 year old deaf girl
- a young man who was wealthy with many servants
- a seamstress
- a 40 year old experienced sailor
The children voted for each person and decided who would be going to the New World and who would be staying behind. It was very interesting to hear the different opinions of each child.