13 Colonies (American Colonies) - Research Project with Rubric and Teacher Guide - This 13 Colonies (American Colonies) 5 page resource includes a research project for the original colonies of the 13 Colonies (American Colonies). The resource requires students to complete research on a chosen colony from the 13 Colonies (American Colonies) in relation to its history and significance and then to create a display to show their research. It provides an excellent website to use for research and allows for students to focus on the economic, political, religious, geography and climate aspects of each colony!
The resource includes a student handout that details the expectations of the project and how it can best be completed. As well, it contains a list of 13 different colonies that can be researched from the 13 Colonies (American Colonies), thereby allowing enough topics for a large class.
Next, the resource includes a research organizer for students (or small groups) to use when completing their research for their chosen colony from the 13 Colonies (American Colonies). It contains boxes with titles of information for students to complete before they begin creating their project.
As well, the resource includes a marking rubric for the teacher to use when assessing the completed projects. The rubric is also a powerful tool to provide to students as they complete their projects and for use with self-assessment or peer assessment.
Finally, the resource includes a two page teacher guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the 13 Colonies (American Colonies) Research Project. As well, it details opportunities for differentiation, online research sources for students and how the project can be used to enhance collaboration among students.
This is an excellent tool when learning about the 13 Colonies (American Colonies) and the specific colonies associated with the time period. It is an excellent resource for having your students collaborate, research and showing their understanding in creative and innovative ways. It will make a great addition to any 13 Colonies (American Colonies) unit of study!