13 American Colonies Full Unit- Readings, Research, Flip Book, PowerPt. & Test!

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Tony the Tourist
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Have your students learn about the Thirteen American Colonies with informational reading passages, research activities for deeper learning, and more! This resource provides you with a 3-4 week, NO-PREP unit.

You will receive complete lesson plans, a student workbook with informational text, an accompanying unit flip book, two research activities, a PowerPoint for teacher-guided instruction, and an end-of-unit assessment. The student workbook, research pages, and PowerPoint presentation are Google 1:1 compatible. Reading and literacy skill building activities are built-in to the student workbook and encouraged throughout the unit.

Use this with independent learners, or for whole class-read alouds; enjoy the options!


- A Student Workbook

  • Vocabulary List
  • A Unit Outline with lessons and page numbers
  • Reading Passages with Guided Notes
  • Reading Skills activities
  • Study Guide
  • Google 1:1 Compatible
  • FIVE Lessons:

1- The Beginning of Colonization:

  • European Land Claims
  • Trade- The Columbian Exchange, Triangular Trade, Middle Passage.

2- Settling the Thirteen Colonies:

  • Religious Freedom (Pilgrims, Puritans, Quakers)
  • Roanoke
  • Relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

3- The New England Colonies:

  • Geography
  • The Settlers
  • Economy
  • Culture
  • Interesting Fact

4- The Middle Colonies:

  • Geography
  • The Settlers
  • Economy
  • Culture
  • Interesting Fact

5- The Southern Colonies:

  • Geography
  • The Settlers
  • Economy
  • Culture
  • Interesting Fact

- Two Research Activity Options:

1- “Pick a Colony” activity. Includes a research chart and infographic poster. Select from the options in the workbook, or pick your own!

2- “A Colony in Each Colonial Region” activity. Includes a research chart for each region. Students can pick from the “Colony Spotlight” section with each region’s informational pages, or teacher-selected colonies.

- An Interactive Flip Book that includes:

  • Student directions
  • A Flip Book Cover Page
  • A summarization page for each topic and colonial region with a bottom tab for easy use!
  • 8 Writing Prompts on a Choice Board
  • Vocabulary Flashcards

- PowerPoint

  • Provides a digital format of the Student Workbook
  • Great for teacher-guided instruction and read alouds
  • Unit content is not editable, but you can add or delete slides
  • Google Slides presentation also included

- Teacher Guide

  • Lesson plans with Student Learning Objectives and Essential Questions
  • Answer Keys for all resources
  • Unit preparation checklist
  • State Standards: Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL
  • Teacher Unit Prep Check List

- Test

  • Editable Word document and PDF provided
  • 5 fill-in-the-blank questions with a word bank
  • 5 multiple choice questions
  • 5 True/False statements
  • 2 short response questions

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Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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