Apprenticeships: Now and Then
6th Grade Research and Inquiry Resources
• Students will use the Internet to do research on commerce and apprenticeships in colonial American times.
• Students will take notes on their findings.
• Students will answer three assessment questions based on the information provided on the Internet site.
"To Market, To Market: A Study of the Colonial Economy from 1600• 1750" provides a grade• level appropriate overview of commerce and apprenticeships in colonial American times, as well as several suggested assessment activities for students to complete in conjunction with the information on the site.
• Have students complete one of the assessement activities listed in the Activities section of the site.
• Have the class play the What's My Line game, which is located in the Trades section of the site.
• Have students read the information provided on both http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gbetcher/373/guilds.htm and http://www.realapprenticeship.com/mcat/mainweb/apprenticeshiphist2.htm in order to:
list the advantages of undergoing an apprenticeship.
write 1• 2 paragraphs about how today's apprenticeships are similar to those of Medieval times.
write 1• 2 paragraphs about how today's apprenticeships are different from those of Medieval times.