In this nonfiction text, McGovern provides information about the lifestyles of people who lived during the colonial era (1565-1776), including what they did for work, what the children learned in school, the type of clothes they wore, the food they harvested and ate, and the range of farm chores they did every day using simple tools. The author begins each page with a question about lifestyle in the colonial era, such as: What kind of food would you eat in colonial times? What did colonial people wear? What did boys and girls learn in school?
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