This product is a study of comparison of economy among the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. Beyond simply looking at the economies of these regions, there is an emphasis on how the culture, geography, and climate influenced economy.
Table of Contents:
Giving It Some Thought – a pre-study “thinking” activity that asks students to find and label the colonies on a map (distinguishing each region in different colors) and asking students to analyze features of each region which might influence the economy. A chart is provided.
Giving It Some Thought Chart
Learning to Research, Researching to Learn Activity Instructions for researching information pertaining to the culture, geography, and climate of each region.
New England Colonies Fact Sheet
Middle Colonies Fact Sheet
Southern Colonies Fact Sheet
Comparing the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies Chart
(Don’t give this to students until AFTER they have done their research. Also serves as an “answer key” to the Sorting the Facts Game.)
Sorting the Facts Game with Instruction and Chart
Sorting the Facts – 45 cards to sort
Possible Companion Novel:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond: Novel Study Unit
13 Colonies: Motives for Establishment
Religion in the Colonies: Pilgrims, Puritans, and Quakers