DAY 1
WRITE all the information for 1-2 in your NOTEBOOKS.
  1. Pick a Old English name from the Colonial Names for Girls web site or the Colonial Names for Boys web site.

You must write down what the web site says about the name’s history; just click on it for that information.

*You have 10 minutes to complete this stage or lose Focus Points*

2. Choose a trade (a J-O-B) from this web site:

You must write a 3-4 sentence description of what people in this trade did.
*You have 15 minutes to complete this stage or lose Focus Points*

Staple 5 SHEETS OF COLOR PAPER together. This will be your journal.

3. The Cover: Your journal’s cover will have a picture of you as the colonial person. You could either take a picture of yourself dressed in colonial clothing and photo shop it, or draw a picture of yourself in a colonial setting with colonial clothes. A picture of colonial clothes can be found on Google Images using the search term “Colonial Clothing.”
Include your real name and your colonial name + your Advisory teacher on the cover. Use color paper.
*You have 30 minutes to complete this stage or lose Focus Points*


DAY 2
All Pages
Write at least 2 journal entries per page. Try to express your thoughts and feelings as the colonial person. Use your imagination. Write it like a real diary, not a boring copy of information from the textbook.
For each journal entry:
o include an appropriate date and salutation (Dear Diary, Dear Journal, etc.).
o write at least 5 – 7 sentences
o include a drawing, graphic, or glued on prop
o use at least 2-3 words from the following web sites: (Talk like a Pilgrim) and (Colonial Vocabulary)
o always write it like a real diary or journal. If you write it like a book report or just copy your notes, you won't get full credit.

Page 1
On the first page, introduce your character and give some of your family history and background. You are going to want to bring your character to life, so you will want to include the following information:
o your colonial name
o your family background (rich? poor? middle class? free? slave?)_
o your trade (job)
*You have 25 minutes to complete this stage or lose Focus Points*

Page 2
Choose the colony where you will live. Use the textbook or your notes for following information.
Try to express the thoughts and feelings of your character as your describe your colony. Use your colonial brochure. Use your 5 senses. Describe the following:
o land
o climate
o economy
o your feelings about your colony
*You have 25 minutes to complete this stage or lose Focus Points*


DAY 3
Pages 3-4
These journal entries should tell about what you do in your free time. Use your notes from the activity (Leisure, Courting and Marriage, Funerals, Food) + the textbook + your imagination.


COLONIAL DIARY RUBRIC:
Name(s): ­­­__

CATEGORY
Points
Points
Points
Points

20
10
5
0
FACTS FROM THE CHECKLIST
All the facts on the list are written about. The facts are all accurate, relevant and non-repetitive.
All but one of the facts on the list are written about. The facts are all accurate, relevant and non-repetitive.
All but two of the facts on the list are written about. The facts are mostly accurate, relevant and non-repetitive.
One or zero accurate, relevant and non-repetitive facts are written.
ILLUSTRATIONS
All four pages + the cover have relevant and non-repetitive illustrations.
Three pages + the cover have relevant and non-repetitive illustrations.
Two pages + the cover have relevant and non-repetitive illustrations.
Only one or zero of the pages have relevant and non-repetitive illustrations.
QUALITY OF THE DRAWING
Exceptionally neat coloring and straight lines.
A good job coloring and drawing lines.
A so-so job coloring and drawing lines.
Scribbled, hastily drawn lines and coloring.
ACCURACY OF THE WRITING
Excellently written journal entries with 0-1 grammar or punctuation errors.
Well written journal entries with 2-3 grammar or punctuation errors.
It’s OK. The writing has 4-5 grammar or punctuation errors.
Please proofread next time or ask teacher for help. 6+ errors.
IS IT WRITTEN LIKE A JOURNAL?
The writer stays in character the whole time and uses her/his imagination to bring the diary to life. Several interesting details make it seem like the real thing.
The writer stays in character most of the time and uses her/his imagination to bring the diary to life. Some interesting details make it seem like the real thing.
The writer stays in character some of the time, but some of the diary reads like the textbook. Few interesting details.
The writer makes no attempt to stay in character. The diary reads like a textbook. Some parts were copied from the book or from notes.

TOTAL POINTS:

WHAT YOU DID WELL:

THINGS TO IMPROVE NEXT TIME:


SAMPLE COLONIAL DIARY: Clickevich here for the original.

REMEMBER: YOURS SHOULD BE LONGER THAN THIS SAMPLE.

Just in case the link doesn't work, here is the text:

Excerpts From Diary of a Teenage Colonist - Phillip Jameson


July 4th, 1585

Today, my life has taken an exciting turn - we have landed on Roanoke Island in the New World, where we shall set up a colony for the King of England. I will try to document events in this journal as they happen, so that all of my brethren in England may know what an amazing new land we have before us.

-Phillip Jameson, Age 16



July 10th, 1585

This new world is amazing! It is very different from the English countryside. Currently, we are setting up small dwellings to stay in untill we are able to set up houses. We have yet to have contact with the native people.

-Phillip Jameson, Age 16



September 27th, 1587

I have only just re-discovered this journal, it seems in the excitement of the New World, I had all but forgotten about it. Life in Roanoke is hard, we must work constantly to sustain ourselves. This is not really the life I had imagined, but I know it will benefit the English Crown.

-Phillip Jameson, Age 18

June 3rd, 1590

This is to be the last writing of Roanoke. Due to hardship and Unfriendly Indian relation, we are going to make for Croatoan Island, in hopes that we will set up a new colony. I believe will shall fail at this attempt, but I pray that we do, and fear not of death, for I know that in helping with this venture, my soul is saved.

-Phillip Jameson, Age 21