Colonial America & 13 Colonies EDITABLE Interactive Notebook U.S. History

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Support upper elementary students’ reading skills with this Colonial America Interactive Notebook. This editable unit is a complete study of the 13 Colonies in American history. It includes interactive activities, maps, timeline, vocabulary, graphic organizers, and assessment.

Students study early English Settlements, such as Roanoke, then learn about the development and history of the colonies in the three Colonial regions.

This interactive notebook includes activities, maps, and organizers on the following topics:

  • Essential Questions Prompts
  • Timeline
  • Early English Settlements
  • Compare and Contrast Activities
  • Vocabulary
  • New England, Middle Colonies, and Southern Colonies Chart & Map
  • The Puritans
  • King Philip’s War
  • Buy a House Activity
  • Vocabulary
  • Choose a Colony Activity
  • Life in the Colonies Activity
  • Governing the 13 Colonies
  • Comparing Colonial Governments to Today’s Governments Activity
  • Market Economy Activity
  • Economies of the 13 Colonies
  • Trade between Colonists and Native Americans Activities
  • Daily Life in the 13 Colonies
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Education in the 13 Colonies
  • Recreation in the 13 Colonies
  • Introduction of Slavery – Cause & Effect Activity & Sequencing Activity
  • Triangular Trade Routes Activity, plus map of Africa and Europe
  • Rise of Slavery in the 13 Colonies – Cause & Effect Activity
  • Slavery’s Role and Impact in the 13 Colonies
  • Enslaved Africans’ Effect on American Culture
  • Vocabulary Flashcards
  • Quiz & Chapter Test

Students often struggle to determine what information is important in a nonfiction text. These organizers have topics and guiding questions on them, which helps students identify the main ideas and key details in their text. This interactive notebook could either be used in social studies or when teaching nonfiction reading skills in language arts.

There are 50 pages of activities, plus a complete answer key. Also, a quiz and chapter test are included. File includes both a PDF version and an editable PowerPoint version of the unit.

All text in the unit is editable, although the organizers and clipart are not. Teachers can edit the topics and questions so they better fit their informational texts.

Worried about prep? The included organizers are designed to save prep time. They are easy-to cut shapes and the pages are arranged so there is as little cutting as possible.

Teachers Love It!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“What an excellent, comprehensive resource. This was so full of activities for my students and it is a great way to get the engaged in their learning. You can pick and choose what you want to use!” – JILL C. 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“The resources were gave a very accurate and multi-perspective view of our founding as a country. Thanks for being inclusive!!” – Cybil P. 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"This is one of the best resources I have ever purchased from TpT! My children LOVED it! They used their books to study each section and became "experts" on Colonial America!" - Penelope T.

*Please note, this unit includes the same activities as my Colonial America DIGITAL Interactive Notebook, but these graphic organizers are designed to be copied, cut, and pasted. Teachers may want to use both versions with students to meet different needs. 

*This resource is meant to be used with a textbook or as teacher-led notes. If teachers need informational texts for their students, my Colonial America Flipbook covers the same material. (The information on early colonies in the Americas is in the Exploration Flipbook.) A PDF correlating the text lessons and the notebook activities is included.

This unit covers the Florida standards for 5th grade social studies, which is U.S. Geography and U.S. History through Westward Expansion. This unit focuses on the standards referencing colonization.

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Copyright ©️ Amy Mezni

Permission to use with a single classroom only (one teacher).

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Total Pages
108 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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