Get students engaged with Project Based Learning as they work to convince the King of England to grant them a charter to create a settlement in the New World.
This project is meant to be used with your current Social Studies curriculum. I introduce the project before teaching the unit, but it could also be introduce after you are finished teaching.
Students use what they have learned though your teaching and digging deeper through research to complete this group project, in which they will prepare a speech and a visual aid. In the past, I have had my students use tri-fold boards for their visual aid but you could easily integrate technology instead by using PowerPoint or Google Slides.
I would recommend 1 week for further research, 1 week to produce the speech and visual aid, and a few days to practice the speech. An example calendar is on slide 16.