This is a group project (can be modified) where students use prior knowledge and research to create their own colony, following the model of European colonization in the 1600's.
Groups must chose location, government, resources, etc.. for their colony. They work together to research information and plan. The final project is a brochure advertising their colony and persuading people to move there.
Also included, a teamwork rubric students can use for peer assessment. I would use these marks as a participation mark.
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