To understand reasons for and patterns of settlement during the Colonial Period.
1 and 1/2 class periods
This lesson begins with students reading background information, including four main reasons why colonists came to America, and requires class members to do such things as answer key questions, design a merchant's advertisement persuading people to go to America and settle on its land, use a timeline, construct a bar graph, make a circle graph, use a table that organizes facts, and do map exercises. These activities help students develop social studies skills.
After this lesson has been completed, you may want to put some students' advertisements on display.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress.
The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
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