Early European Colonies in America: Charts for Reading & Writing, Word Searches

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Charts with 10 general questions about European colonies and settlements in the New World are provided for students who are learning about the early history of America. As students learn about English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Swedish, and Russian colonies, they can write responses to the questions in the graphic organizers based on information they read or hear. Each of the 10 charts is also filled in with information about the colonies.

Two templates of the blank charts are also included to provide flexibility for teachers who might want to teach about other colonies and for students who might need more space to write their responses. In addition, there are 3 pages of links to resources that were used to compile the information used in this packet as well as a link to a website with numerous primary source documents about early European colonization and settlement.

The charts can be used in several ways:
* As a graphic organizer while reading about the colonies, to consolidate information, or as a tool for checking comprehension upon completion of learning about the colonies.
* The filled-in charts can be utilized as a basic source of information for students--teachers can orally present the material to their classes as a listening comprehension activity and have students write down the facts in the blank charts.
* Teachers can cut the filled-in chart information into strips and do matching activities with them.
* The charts can also be used as study guides and can even be adapted to be used as tests.
* Once the charts are filled in, they can be used as the basis for writing activities.

Compiling information in these charts lets students easily compare and contrast details about the colonization by European powers of what became the United States. Whether used for note-taking tasks, reading comprehension purposes, test review, or as the basis for writing activities, using these charts will help students learn about many Early European Colonies in America.

In addition, there are 4 word search puzzles about the colonies. There are 2 basic puzzles and each has 2 levels of difficulty, based on how the words appear in the word search puzzle. The words in one word search are about the countries colonists came from and why they went to the New World. The words in the other word search are the names of some people and places as well as what some of the colonies became known for. All the words used in the word searches are found in the charts about the 10 colonies. There is an answer key for each word search puzzle.

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What you get with this product:

★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)

★ A list of ELA Common Core standards addressed in this product (1 page)

★ Blank charts with ten questions, labeled with the names of Early European colonies, two colonies per chart (5 pages)

★ Charts filled in with the answers to the ten questions about Early European colonies, two colonies per chart (5 pages)

★ Two templates of the blank chart, for teachers who wish to modify which colonies are studied and for students who need more space to write (2 pages)

★ 1 word search puzzle about the countries colonists came from and why they went to the New World, with 2 levels of difficulty and answer keys included (4 pages)

★ 1 word search puzzle about people and colonies and what they're known for, with 2 levels of difficulty and answer keys included (4 pages)

★ A list of online and print resources used to compile the information on the charts (3 pages)

★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information and suggestions for using the charts (2 pages)

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