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COLONIAL FARMING
   
Visit a living farm at the Howell Farm and see the old methods in action,  Many special programs are available for children http://www.howellfarm.com/

  Thomas Jefferson was very interested in horticulture and at his home at Monticello the gardens still flourish. http://www.monticello.org/gardens/vegetable/site.html

  There are thousands of seeds for vegetables and flowers that are rarely seen in today's market.  Visit the following sites to see the great variety of plants available and the efforts being made to maintain them:  www.heirloomseeds.com/  & www.seedsavers.org/  & www.rareseeds.com/ 
& www.victoryseeds.com/ 

  The Gardens of Plimouth Plantation describes the earliest colonial gardens.  See Michael Weishan's site for great info on a garden for a house circa 1627. http://www.michaelweishan.com/tradgdnaut97art2.html

Digging a well by hand  http://waltonfeed.com/old/well.html

Agriculture and Education in Colonial America slide show http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agexed/aee501/show1/sld001.htm

A blacksmith was essential to local farmers, for shoeing horses and making tools.  See the Dingfield Blackshmith shop and collection of old tools at the Lakeview House. For more about the colonial blacksmith trade go to  http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/trades/tradebla.cfm
 Here's a site to see the trade of blacksmithing today  http://www.fremlinsforgery.com/tutbob.html

MILLING

The History of  Flour Milling in Early America
http://www.angelfire.com/journal/millrestoration/history.html

How a Mill operates
http://www.angelfire.com/journal/millrestoration/site.html

Millers’ clothing
http://www.angelfire.com/journal/millrestoration/clothing.html

Historic Yates Mill, North Carolina on how a mill worked
http://www.wakegov.com/NR/rdonlyres/
C10AEE78-E99F-4D9B-B6E1-B10CB5B46C94/9434/MillOperations.pdf

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CIVIL WAR
Civil War re-enactor group: http://members.aol.com/marytebe/15thnj.html

Civil War re-enactor group:  http://www.14njvols.com/

American Civil War Homepage.  Many links to a variety of civil war information.:  http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/

Mr. Lincoln and Freedom site  http://www.mrlincolnandfreedom.org/

Civil war music and poetry:  http://www.civilwarpoetry.org/

Cornelious Low House exhibit on NJ and the civil war  http://co.middlesex.nj.us/culturalheritage/museum3a_txt.asp

Camden County's Civil War collection http://historiccamdencounty.com/ccnews92.shtml

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HISTORIC SITES
East Jersey Olde Town Village, Piscataway NJ.  Original, replica and reconstructed 18th and 19th century structures.  Student workshops and educational activities.  Tues-Fri 8:30-4:15PM Sun 1-4 PM  http://co.middlesex.nj.us/culturalheritage/village3_ada.htm

Cranbury Museum, Cranbury NJ. Sundays 1-4 & school groups by appointment. 
Dr. Voorhees probably built this house a few years after Mr. Buckelew moved into Lakeview  http://www.cranburylions.org/history/museum.htm

Cranbury Inn Restaurant, Cranbury NJ, was one of the early inns heading towards Philadelphia, and probably would have been a place the residents of the Lakeview House enjoyed.  http://www.thecranburyinn.com/historydetailed.htm

 Visit a living farm at the Howell Farm, Titusville NJ, and see the old methods in action,  Many special programs are available for children http://www.howellfarm.com/

Cornelius Low House, Piscataway NJ Tues-Fri & Sun 1-4 PM 732-745-4177 
Call 8:30-4:15 PM to schedule school or group tours.  A classic Georgian Manor home built in 1741.  Changing exhibits on state and local history, student workshops and lectures, and traveling trunks for school groups.  Http://co.middlesex.nj.us/culturalheritage

Thomas Warne Historical Museum and Library, Old Bridge NJ.  Wed 9:30 AM -12:00 & 1st Sun 1-4 PM.  One room schoolhouse and genealogy library. 732-566-2108

Richmondtown, Staten Island- a restored historical village of 27 buildings that shows history from 17th century Dutch settlers through Victorian times.  Large site includes a general store, a Victorian Mansion, and craftsmen performing their trades, such as tinsmith. http://www.historicrichmondtown.org/

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, particularly interesting in Kingston, where a locktenders house and station are still there.  http://www.dandrcanal.com

Plainsboro Museum, Plainsboro NJ.  1st & 3rd Sundays 2-4:30 PM 17 room farmhouse circa 1880 with changing exhibits and educational programs. 609-799-9040.

Buccleuch Mansion, New Brunswick, NJ,  Sun 2-4 from June-Oct.  1739 home 

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts. http://www.rosenet.org/metc/

Wheaton village glass  http://www.wheatonvillage.org/

Miller-Cory House  http://westfieldnj.com/mc/home.htm  

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TEACHER RESOURCES

Lakeview Educational Programs on Colonial Cooking, Civil War, Early Tranportation.

Middlesex County Cultural & Hertitage Commission traveling exhibits:  http://co.middlesex.nj.us/culturalheritage/omnibus.asp

 Architecture for Kids:  Colonial House 1620-1800
http://www.takus.com/architecture/1colonial.html

Timeline of American Revolution
http://www.ushistory.org/march/timeline.htm

The Association of Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums.  http://www.alhfam.org/

5th Grade Colonial Webquest http://www.sandwich.k12.ma.us/webquest/plantations/index.htm

Since kids always ask about the outhouse: http://waltonfeed.com/old/out.html

Early colonial recipes to try http://web.aces.uiuc.edu/wellnessways/pdf/ho_ColonialAmerica-Food.pdf

Timeline from colonial era to 1700  http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/rev-early.htm

Cartoon History of New Jersey  http://www.state.nj.us/hangout/dinosite/

Game of Colonial Jamesburg.  Could you have survived?  http://www.jamestown1607.org/

Colonial Kids Thinkquest- Life in the 1700's http://library.thinkquest.org/J002611F/?tqskip=1

Metropolitan Museum of Art virtual Tour of American Furniture (wealthy families) http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_Of_Art/vr/index.asp

History Detective site on Colonial America  http://www.hfmgv.org/education/smartfun/colonial/intro/

Games kids played  http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/colonial_life/child's_play.htm

Early literature- colonial children  http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/HarColo.html

Colonial Occupations  http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam/occupation.html

Online lesson from Monticello  http://www.monticello.org/education/plans/index.html

http://www.bestteachersites.com/themes/

Buckelew history:  http://www.geocities.com/~buckalew/history.htm

Thanks to Henry Hudson and others, the Dutch had settled New York City and surrounding area at the time in the early 1600's.  The English had just taken over after the Anglo-Dutch Wars in the late 1600's when the first part of Lakeview was built. Here are several sites on that early period. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Styx/6497/newnether.html
http://www.coins.nd.edu/ColCoin/ColCoinIntros/Netherlands.html

Interactive Archaeology exercises at Jamestowne site  http://www.historicjamestowne.org/learn/interactive_exercises.php

Colonial House interactive site, from PBS series, with exercises and lessons on life in 1628 for grades 5-8.  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/colonialhouse/index.html

Early America site, includes movies of George Washington and other famous people (needs high speed connection), as well as a variety of information on 18th century America.  http://earlyamerica.com/

 

 

 

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CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Bradford, William and others of the Mayflower Company, Homes in the Wilderness: A pilgim's journal.  Linnet Books Hamden Connecticut 1988.  (for upper grades)

Waber, Bernard, Just Like Abraham Lincoln.  Scholastic Books  ___________1964.  (for K-2 grades)

Perl, Lila. Slumps, Grunts and Snickerdoodles: What Colonial America Ate and Why: Seabury Press New York 1975.

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TEACHER'S BOOKS

D'Amato, Janet and Alex.  Colonial Crafts for you to make:  Messner Books United States 1975.  (Step by step instructions)  

Glubock, Shirley. Home and Child Life in Colonial Days: Macmillan Co Toronto 1969.Tunis, Edwin. Colonial Living: The World Publishing Co.,Cleveland 1957.

Holliday, Carl. Women's Life in Colonial Days: Corner House Publisher, Massachusetts reprint 1968.  

Hopple, Cheryl G. The Heritage Sampler: The Dial Press New York 1975
(arts and crafts)

O'Conner, Hyla. The Early American Cookbook: Prentice Hall Englewood 1974.

Penner, Lucille Recht. The Colonial Cookbook: Hastings House New York 1976.

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GRAPHICS

http://www.free-clipart.net/  got food and many other images

http://www.victoriana.com/animate/animate1.html  animated victorian graphics

http://free-stock-photos.com/war.html  Civil War photos/Lincoln photos

http://www.aaaclipart.com/

http://tennessee-scv.org/Camp1513/clipart.htm  Confederate Clip Art

http://ww.free-graphics.com

http://screamdesign.daz3d.com/

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MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE MATH DEPARTMENT
(actually nothing to do with colonial history or the Lakeview House)

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