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Lesson #3: Making a Living
Assignment Sheet #3

The year is 1690. You are an adult member of a colonial family living in a small Maine town. You have many resources at hand, but no cash. Your task is to plan how you will use the resources you have to support your family and your livestock. Read the information on your family, your town, and your resources below. Then, using your Budget Worksheet, plan your familyís finances for one year. What do you estimate your expenses will be? Your income? How will you feed, clothe, and care for your children and your livestock? Discuss each item with your group members before adding it to your budget. After you have written your budget, prepare to present it to the class.