A Day in the Life is designed to complement elementary and middle school history curriculums. The series introduces students to colonial American history, explores 18th-century daily life in Great Britain's North American colonies, and examines the roles of individuals in colonial communities. A Day in the Life immerses students in the colonial period and explores the "Becoming Americans" story of how diverse people who settled in the colonies evolved into a society that valued liberty, equality, and the responsibilities of citizenship.
The teacher guide in PDF format includes historical background information, a time line and glossary, primary sources, detailed classroom lesson plans, and technology extensions. The A Day in the Life series and teacher guide support state curriculum standards.
Background Information, Glossary, and Time Line
Episode One: Dennis, Prissy, and Tom's Day
Episode Two: Mr. Carter's Day
Episode Three: Daniel Grove's Day
Episode Four: Jill's Day
Episode Five: Anne Sparks' Day
Episode Seven: James Campbell's Day
Episode Eight: Mrs. Wood's Day
Integrating Technology into the History Curriculum
Complete PDF file of Teacher Materials for printing