American Colonies Unit (PART 2)

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American Colonies - Life in the Colonies 3-Week COMPLETE UNIT (Part 2): This unit includes EVERYTHING you need for an entire American Colonies unit. It includes 3 weeks of formal lesson plans (no prep print) with options to extend or shorten the length of the unit, original differentiated reading passages on 5 different reading levels, hands-on activities, board games, reader's theater, simulations, informal assessment ideas, enrichment ideas, study guide, final assessment, and so much more.

This unit is especially unique from other units available in my shop because it is completely SIMULATION based! In the very first lesson, students are grouped into families and given colonial names and roles within their family units. Throughout the unit, students learn about each aspect of colonial life through the lens of their family and role. The entire unit culminates with a town market simulation in which students trade the goods produced by their family farm, as well as the goods and services available through their colonial occupations. Of course, you can easily modify each lesson to remove the simulation aspect if needed.

TWO PARTS: This unit is PART 2 of two unit plans covering Colonial America.
This unit plan can stand completely on its own without you needing to purchase the other part. See below for a breakdown of how the 2 parts differ in the material they cover.
• PART 1 focuses on establishing the colonies, how/why they were founded, colonial government, colonial religion, Triangular Trade, the Middle Passage, and slavery.
[Click here to grab PART 1!]
• PART 2 is simulation-based and focuses on daily life in the colonies: homes, clothing, food, farming, church life/superstition, medicine, schools, town market, artisans/trades, roles of women/men/children.

INCLUDED:
→ Detailed and comprehensive 3+ Week Unit Plan including 75+ pages of printable lesson plans that include key questions, ideas for connection/engagement at the beginning of the lesson, detailed guides for the daily plans, ideas for extension/enrichment, and daily assessment. You have many options to shorten or extend the length of the unit to fit your needs.

Hands-On Learning Lessons including hands-on interactive activities, partner and group activities, reader's theater scripts, board games, and more.

Assessments + Grading Rubrics including informal assessment ideas, end-of-unit study guide, final end-of-unit assessment, plus answer keys. You have the option to collect a grade almost every single day if you'd like or need! All rubrics, assessments, and the study guide are 100% EDITABLE. BONUS for this unit: 10 daily 5-question quick check quizzes plus answers keys.

Differentiated Passages including original passages on 5 different reading levels.
[Click the link to see a full listing of passages, levels, and grab a free sample.]
*Life in the Colonies
PLUS a “Bonus Text” set including these passages: The Salem Witch Trials, What is an Economy?, Supply and Demand, and Colonial Religion.

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The lessons included in this unit address the following KEY QUESTIONS:

LESSON 1 Unit Overview and Introduction
•What is a simulation?
•What was daily life in the American Colonies like?
LESSON 2 Colonial Homes
•What types of homes did colonists live in?
•How did they vary by time period, region, and income?
---Wattle and daub homes
---Plantation homes
---City homes
LESSON 3 Colonial Clothing
•What types of clothes did colonists wear?
•How did colonial clothing vary by social status?
•How did men’s clothing differ from women’s clothing?
LESSON 4 Colonial Foodways
•What did the colonists eat?
•How did they prepare and preserve their food?
LESSON 5 Colonial Religion and Superstition
•What role did church and religion play in the lives of colonists?
•Why were colonists superstitious? (Salem Witch Trials)
LESSON 6 Colonial Schools and Education
•How were colonial children educated?
•What were colonial schools like?
LESSON 7 Colonial Science and Medicine
•What was colonial medicine like?
•How did colonists treat and attempt to cure diseases?
LESSON 8 Colonial Laws and Punishments
•Who made colonial laws?
•What were most laws focused on?
•What actions were considered crimes?
•How were colonists punished?
LESSON 9 Colonial Leisure
•How did colonists spend their time outside of work?
•What types of games did they play?
•How did colonists make their work enjoyable?
•What were colonial trials for criminals like?
LESSON 10 Colonial Farming - Crops and Livestock
•What type of hard work was involved in managing a farm that had crops and livestock?
•What types of crops did farmers grow?
•What types of livestock did they care for?
LESSON 11 Colonial Farming and Family Roles
•What type of farming work was required of colonists?
•What did colonists grow and raise on their farms?
•How did the roles of men, women, and children differ?
LESSON 12 A Day in the Life of a Colonist
•What was daily life like for colonists?
•How did colonial routines differ for women (and girls) and men (and boys)?
LESSONS 13-15 Town Market Simulation
•What was the colonial economy like? (standard of living, producer, consumer, good, service, supply, demand)
•What types of producers participated in colonial markets? (apothecary, tailor, blacksmith, shoemaker, weaver, cooper, wigmaker, carpenter and joiner, printer, brickmaker, printer, wheelwright, silversmith, cabinetmaker)
•What types of goods and services did the producers provide?

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Please ask ALL questions before you purchase by clicking to email me here or by asking through the Q&A tab! Thanks!

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NOTE: Do not purchase this unit if you already own the Life in the Colonies Leveled Passage set, or the Lifetime Subscription to All Leveled Passages, Social Studies MEGA Bundle of Leveled Passages, or Social Studies Bundle #2 of Leveled Passages.

If you already own the passage sets and want to purchase this unit, click HERE to grab the unit without having to pay again for the leveled passages that are included!
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Total Pages
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Answer Key
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American Colonies Unit (PART 2)
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American Colonies Unit (PART 2)
American Colonies Unit (PART 2)
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