An Introduction to the 13 Colonies Webquest with Key- This is an 8 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 16 questions from the history.com website.
Students will be asked to watch several videos which will introduce them to Britain's original 13 colonies in the New World. An article with a historical accounting of the struggles and dangers of moving to the New World is also required reading before beginning the webquest. The initial settlement of the 13 colonies, The Roanoke colony, Jamestown, and the Pilgrims are all introduced in this assignment. The introduction of slavery, the role of Native Americans, and the origins of the 13 colonies are also covered by this webquest. This assignment is a perfect introduction to an American Revolution unit, students get to see the people who came to the New World and why they would want to gain their independence from Britain after tackling the hard task of creating a land to call their own.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.