This is an amazing lesson/project to help students differentiate between the 3 groups of colonies--New England, Middle, and Southern. Student's final project will be a pamphlet where each fold explains a different group of colonies.
Included in this lesson:
1) Do now--naming the 13 colonies on a map, latitude and longitude fill in the blank, and a determining century question.
2) Graphic organizer where students have to put 12 different characteristics into the correct box (New England, Southern, or Middle)
3) Read paragraphs on each of the 3 groups and determine the religion, geography, and economy of each group--write in boxes.
4) Pamphlet picture, expectations, and rubric
This lesson is ultimately successful because it is so scaffolded. Students are prepared to do final project because they have practiced multiple times (from easy practice to more challenging) and are now ready to create something artistic.