13 Colonies Close Read and Map Activity
This non-fiction close read and map activity focuses on climate, geography, and economies of the early American colonies. First, students will read about the original 13 colonies in order to gain a better understanding of how climate and geography played a big role in shaping economy. Next, students will apply and extend their understanding by completing a comprehensive map assignment. A map assessment is also included.
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13 Colonies Informational Text: The reading focuses on the development of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonial economies based on climate and geography. Tier three vocabulary words are bolded within the text and defined at the bottom of the page.
Map Activity: A black outline map of the colonies is included for students to complete. Students will label the colonies and use symbols to highlight the staple economic products of each region.
Map Assessment: This two-part map assessment contains matching and fill in the blank questions. Students match each colony on the map and complete three fill in the blank questions about the economy of each colonial region.
Map Assessment Key: A key is included for easy grading or use with a substitute teacher.
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