This project tasks students with creating their own early American colony. It builds on knowledge of simple colonial government and educational structures and also requires students to think critically about location and resources. Students are asked to thoughtfully name their colony and choose a leader who will make their colony successful. Students also add a map of their colony which includes important places like churches, schools, and businesses. This can be done as a small group project over a few class days and students can present their colonies and have a discussion about which colonies seem like they would thrive.
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