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Fourth graders who are studying life in colonial America engage in a instructional activity which has them create a "Help Wanted" ad that would have been written by a master craftsperson from back in the day. They utilize a graphic organizer that helps them organize their thoughts into three categories: the trade a person is wanted for, what the job involves, and the skills required of all applicants. Pupils work in groups to create the actual ads, and then present them to the class. The worksheet embedded in the plan is especially well-done. A fine instructional activity!