Develop critical thinking skills while looking at ways of living in America during the 1600s and 1700s.
1 and 1/2 class periods
To learn about life in America during the Colonial Period, class members are assigned to read paragraphs 1-7 and answer the questions that follow. Each answer should have at least 20 words. Responses can be discussed later in the period.
Assign questions 8-15 for homework. Discuss their answers during the next class period.
This lesson helps students develop critical thinking skills.
Teacher Instructions included.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 16-30 of 150
LESSON 16: The Jamestown Settlement
LESSON 17: The Pilgrims
LESSON 18: The Puritans
LESSON 19: Salem Witchcraft Trials
LESSON 20: Jeopardy: Founding the Colonies
LESSON 21: Settlers Cross the Atlantic
LESSON 22: Slaves Come to America
LESSON 23: William Penn and the Quakers
LESSON 24: Colonial Period: The People
LESSON 25: Colonial Period: Ways of Living
LESSON 26: Colonial Period: Economy.
LESSON 27: Colonial Period: Trade and Commerce
LESSON 28: Colonial Period: Government
LESSON 29: Colonial Period Life and Times
LESSON 30: Match Game: Benjamin Franklin