Focus on climate, geography, and economy of the early American colonies with this close reading, map lesson, and assessment!
Students will read about the original 13 colonies in order to gain a better understanding of how climate and geography played a role in shaping each economy. Next, students will apply and extend their understanding by completing a comprehensive map assignment. The lesson concludes with a map assessment. An answer key is included with the map assessment.
Everything is ready to print and includes:
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.
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.
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.
Additional Resources Related to the American Revolution:
American Revolution Bookmarks- 12 Notable Figures (Bio and Picture)
Road to the Revolution Close Reading
Articles of Confederation Task Cards- Cause and Effect
The Constitutional Convention- Federalists vs. Antifederalists Worksheet and Key
The Great Compromise- The Virginia and New Jersey Plans Worksheet and Key
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