This reading passage covers the beginnings of government in the American colonies. It discusses monarchy, the British government, charters, the Virginia House or Burgesses, the Mayflower Compact, representative government, and democracy. The activity sheet has students complete pre-reading partner discussion, during reading vocabulary practice, and post-reading discussion and foldable activity.
Keywords: social studies, American history, government, monarchy, charter, representative government, democracy, Virginia House of Burgesses, Mayflower Compact, elementary, middle school
Beginnings of Government in the New World Reading Passage and Activities
by Shari Hassell
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