3 Colonial Regions Post Assessment
This activity is to be done AFTER the class has completed studying the development of the 13 colonies into 3 distinct regions- Middle, New England and Southern colonies.
Procedure: This is an exit pass for the entire class. In the pages above are terms for this activity.
Page 1 & 2- “Middle Colonies”, “Southern Colonies”, “New England Colonies”- Print this on ORANGE paper and make 3 strips. These are your CATEGORIES. Each category should have its own strip.
Page 3-5: These have the names of the 13 colonies. Print them on PURPLE paper and cut them into 13 strips, one for each colony. These are your COLONIES.
Pages 6-13: These are your COLONIAL TERMS. These can be colonial people, ideas, beliefs and other terms. Print them on white paper and cut them into strips so each term has its own strip.
Tape the 3 ORANGE category strips on your white/black boards in the classroom.
Divide the purple and white strips (colonies and terms) amongst the students based on how you have your class designed (Tables, pairs, groups). Make sure each group gets the same number of white and purple strips.
As a group, students will tape the colonies and the terms on the white board with the colonial region (Category) they belong to. For example, the purple “New York” strip needs to be taped with the orange “Middle Colonies” category. The white “tobacco” strip should be taped with the orange “Southern Colonies” category.
Give students five minutes to tape all the pieces to the white board.
Once students tape them all to the board, have them return to their seats/tables.
Before you go over your answers on the board, ask the class to look at all three categories. Ask them if anyone wishes to move a slip to another category. Allow a student to do so if they wish.
Once the class is satisfied with their placements, go over the slips and discuss with the class which slips are correctly matched with their category and which are not. Elicit from students where incorrectly placed slips should go and ask them to explain their choice.
Remember, this is an activity meant AFTER the class has completed an analysis of the three colonial regions of the original 13 colonies.