This is a storyline unit. A storyline unit is simply a unit were students are becoming characters and living the life as colonists did. The purpose of teaching it like this, rather then simply telling them what happened, is to get the students to feel like the colonists did. Make them upset like the colonist were, and get them to really understand how America came to be. This storyline unit goes up until the Declaration of Independence.
** Answer keys included for activities!
Complete Lesson Outline for entire Unit
Types of colonies graphic organizers
Colony Site Research
Colonial Jobs Match-Up Game
Colonial Character Activity
Colonial Town Blueprint Activity
Building a colony
Barter Day Prep Activities
Colony Rules Activity
King George III Proclamations
Colonial Acts: All have a reading passage that goes along with each act!
The Intolerable Acts
The Boston Tea Party
Declaration of Independence Activity