Life in the Colonies - Chapter 3
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I see/It Means - what does this picture tell us about colonial life in the 1700s?




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On this page, you will create a Wordle, or visual summary, of what life was like in the colonies in the mid-1700s. Listed below are the steps for creating this Wordle.


  1. Open this document:
  2. Copy the text of this document, then close it.
  3. Go to Wordle and click on "Create your own"
  4. Paste the text into the blank box, hit go, and then play around! Use the directions below for help
  5. After you have saved your Wordle picture on to your notebook, summarize what you see: What words stand out? What major points should you remember from Chapter 3?

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  • Follow the directions below to create your Wordle and to transport your Wordle to your wikispace virtual notebook:

Task

Directions

Go to Wordle Website
Select the following link www.wordle.net

Select Create from the top of the webpage
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Inserting text
Before continuing, copy the text of the article you will be using as your text. Then, in Wordle, once you have selected create, on the next screen (see below) you can paste the text that you wish to use for creating the Wordle. The first option on the page allows you to paste in your text. Once your text has been pasted into the box select the "go" icon, which will create your Wordle, which you can then manipulate.
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Manipulating your Wordle
Once you have hit "go" the Wordle will automatically be created. In the example below we used the Declaration of Independence.

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Using the toolbar (shown below) at the top of your Wordle you can edit the appearance of your Wordle. You can use different fonts, different orientations and different color schemes.

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Here is an example of how we changed the appearance of the original Declaration of Independence Wordle:

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  • To get the Wordle into your wikispace you need to take a screenshot of the Wordle. Here are links that give you directions for how to take a screenshot depending on your operating system: Windows Screenshot Mac -OS-X Screenshot