Studying the thirteen colonies, students will complete graphic organizers about the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies, as they are learn about life in Colonial America. Leveled passages
with questions will reach a range of learners. After studying the 13 Colonies, students will showcase learning with sorts and writing prompts. They become an apprentice shipbuilder with a STEAM and STEM
challenge. These can be used as an assessment, study guide, or skills practice. This pack will be a great accompaniment to your unit!
The 13 Colonies Set Includes:
★ 3 Leveled Reading Passages:
Students will read a passage about each of the colonial regions and answer 6 multiple choice questions and complete one constructed response.
* 2.7 *3.4 - 3.8 *4.7 - 4.9
★ 4 Graphic Organizers:
New England, Middle, Southern Colonies, and Chart for all 3 Regions
★13 Colonies Facts Sort:
Students will identify if certain goods, the geography, crops,
people,etc. came from the New England, Middle or Southern
colonies. (Answer key included.)
★ 13 Colonies Chart Sort:
Students will sort the colony names by colonial region. (Answer key included.)
★ 13 Colonies Map:
Students will label a 13 colonies map.
★ 2 Persuasive Writing Prompts:
- Students will write a letter to family back home about living in one of the 13 colonies. (Point Rubric Included)
- Students will write a newspaper advertisement for a learning a chosen trade. (Point Rubric Included.)
★ 3 Informational Writing Prompts:
- Students will describe life each colonial region.
★ 3 Venn Diagrams:
- Students will compare/contrast 2 of the colonial regions. (Graphic of region included.)
Shipbuilding: A Density Colonial STEAM & STEM Challenge
This colonial project requires students to draw on their understanding of density to create a cargo ship prototype. The engineering design cycle will be used as students investigate, plan, create, improve, and evaluate their ship. Students will use their observations and collected data to write a report on their findings A leveled text and writing prompts round out this jammed packed set!
Student Directions Page:
The presented scenario sets students up to create their cargo ship.
Engineering Design Cycle Reflection:
Students will reflect about what they did as they worked through each part of the engineering design cycle.
Data Collection Page:
After students have designed and built their cargo ship prototypes, they will test and record the results. They will record the amount of weight added to the ship before it tipped over or began to sink. Modifications can be made at this time and new tests can be done.
Cargo Ship Report:
Students will complete a one-page report detailing their findings and conclusion.
The grading rubric allows teachers to assess how students used and applied their knowledge of density to explain how their cargo ship was created and data was collected.
4 Informational Writing Prompts
• How did Colonists Build Colonial Ships?
• How did you Design Your Ship?
• Why was Shipbuilding an Important Industry?
• What Causes Boats and Trees to Float?
Science Leveled Passage: Why are Some Trees Able to Float?
3 Leveled Texts
1 Venn Diagram
Students will compare their ship's design with that of another student.
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Shipbuilding- A Density Colonial STEAM Challenge
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