Welcome to the 13 Colonies Regional Recruitment Fair! In this PBL activity, students will learn about the differences between the three colonial regions while preparing for and holding a recruitment fair.
Students are divided into three groups - New England, Middle, and Southern. Within those groups, they are given roles; students will either be the project manager or an ambassador representing an area of life in their region. Students use various resources, including websites and textbooks, to research their assigned topic. They then plan for and create a booth that will be featured in the fair.
On fair day, you can invite administrators, specialists, teachers, students, and possibly even parents to visit the different booths. Students will use what they have learned about their region and their persuasive skills to convince the recent immigrants to settle in their region.
This activity is highly engaging and motivating and is definitely one of their favorite activities every year. No matter what curriculum I am teaching, I always incorporate this strategy. Kids get to practice a variety of skills and use their persuasive skills on an authentic audience. We are creating 21st century learners!
Included in this product are:
- PowerPoint presentation to introduce the project to your students
- Teacher guide
- Research worksheets for each role
- Answer key to research worksheet