Why did people travel to the English colonies? What was the culture of the colonies like? This PBL unit allows students to learn about the colonies by creating their own. Students are assigned one of the three regions of the English colonies and through research create a brochure for their own colony based on the characteristics of the historic settlements in the new world. Then they will then be tasked with creating an advertising campaign in groups to try and convince colonists to live there. This project helps students perfect their persuasive writing skills, includes projects that honor students voice and choice, and helps them work on their communication skills as well.