This S.S. Unit on the 13 Colonies is a thorough 4 week unit that involves a group project using an engineering design process, vocabulary work, group games, graphic organizers, a study guide, Unit Test, rubric, and a supporting slide show for the regions and the people who lived in that time period. If you enjoyed our other unit of the Discovery of N. America, you will be equally pleased with this one. The following standards are met in this unit:
SS4H3 The student will explain the factors that shaped British colonial America.
a. Compare and contrast life in the New England, Mid- Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
b. Describe colonial life in America as
experienced by various people, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, slaves, and Native Americans.
SS4G2 The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems.
c. Explain how the physical geography of each colony helped determine economic activities practiced therein.
SS4E1 The student will use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.
b. Explain how price incentives affect people’s behavior and choices.
c. Describe how specialization improves standards of living.
d. Explain how voluntary exchange helps both buyers and sellers.