The life of Sarah Rose Clark
This story board was created by an eighth grader for a colonial persons project. The objective was to answer seven main questions; what was your life like in England?
Why did you migrate to the colonies?
What was the journey like?
What colony did you move to, and why?
What was your everyday life like in the colonies?
Was it better than England?
Was it worth it?
Hopefully all of these are covered. :)
I am Sarah Rose Clark. I had a hard childhood and was always hiding my beliefs. When I was 18 my parents had me marry James Clark. We had three children, John (11), Hope (7), and Clarice (3). Then when we could, we jumped at the chance to move to the colonies. We left because of us having to follow the Church Of England.
I came to the colonies with my family in the 1640's. The journey was difficult. It was cold, cramped, and sickening. The fact that James get easily seasick made the voyage even less pleasant. John planned on working for an old coworker of his as an indentured servant for two to three years since they were friends. The kids will begin attending free public school.
After months, we finally docked in the Massachusetts Colony. Because of the large communities it meant that we wouldn't have to pay for the kids schooling. Since Massachusetts Bay was one of the first colonies there would most likely be a house that is already built. We thought that it would be the best place to start our new life in a new world.
My every day life was routine. I wake the kids, then start on household duties like, making meals, washing the clothes, and spinning the yarn to make their clothes. The I would take care of the garden that grows our wild vegetables. Knowing of the severe punishment if I do anything wrong I journal everyday to stay in Gods good graces.
Waking the Children
Living here verses England, England wins. Sure we had to follow The Church Of England, but I wouldn't have to take cares of my kids for 3 months after getting off of the boat. James and I were afraid multiple times that we might loose one of the children. We were trying our best to make new lives here, but life was terrible. The children were doing poor in school, and James couldn't find a job for about a year. While we were miserable conditions were starting to get better in England.
Traveling her, to me, wasn't worth it at ALL. We were miserable and always bickering. Conditions were getting better in England too. If we had stayed we wouldn't have had to start our lives completely over, and leave family behind.
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