1. Forgotten Historical Activities

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    Take a step back in time. How people spent their daily lives 150 years ago was very different from our current reality. Their ordinary activities mostly involved their survival needs of food, clothing and shelter. These things were common and necessary and we can now see their unique reality through this historical overview video.

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    • Historical Trades & Occupations

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      The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. Where have they all gone? There were many necessary and unique trades to help families survive on the frontier. These special skills all had an important purpose in it’s day because there was a need for important products and services in the new world.

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      • Homesteading & Farming Activities

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        Where did my people come from? America was founded and settled mostly by European peasants. They sought a new life, freedom, and land ownership. There are many stories of why and where your family came from and how America developed into what it is today. Native Indians, African slaves, Asians and many outside ethnic cultures were a part of this expanding melting pot nation.

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        • Natures Resources for Survival

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          For the land of the free and the home of the brave. The pioneers used all of natures resources for survival. Food that was not grown on the farm, was hunted and trapped. The animals were used for their fur as well as their meat, bones, and organs. Our ancestors understood that all the fundamental natural resources were important for survival and included: plants, animals, minerals, fuels, water, soil & rocks, air & wind, and the forests and pastures.

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          • Past Military & Entertainment Activities

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            We the people. America’s melting pot of many cultures became one unique nation, with values, and a strong heritage. The new world was founded on the principles of life, liberty and justice for all. The military and government administered the law. Another important needed aspect of life were social and relationship activities. These things included music, holidays, playing games, dancing, and sports.

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