This activity can be used in groups, pairs, or for individual work.
For set-up, gather 3 bags for each group and fill them examples of the political, economic, geographical, and social features of a specific colonial region. You can use pictures, but I've found that physical items work best. During the activity, have students determine the region of each bag. Students will then analyze the items and decide which category they belong to and what it represents.
This download includes two sets of different sizes and bag labels.