European Colonization of North America Interactive Note Presentations Bundle

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6th - 8th
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  • Google Slides™
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    Your middle school social studies students will love these Marzano aligned interactive note presentations utilizing GoogleSlides about the Spanish, French and English Colonization/Conquest of the New World and its effect on Indigenous Peoples that do not have any cutting or pasting! These editable resources provide your students with opportunities to work cooperatively while learning new content and developing the skill of identifying and recording critical content. There are even activities at the end so they have chances to apply what they have learned and deepen their connections on an organized note taking sheet.

    Your students will learn about:

    • Spanish Colonization/Conquest
      • Christopher Columbus and his interactions with the Taino in the Caribbean
      • Hernan Cortes and his interactions with the Aztec and their neighbors in Mexico
      • Francisco Pizarro and his interactions with the Inca in South America
      • They will also consider the results of colonization/conquest for both the Spanish and Indigenous Peoples of the New World

    • French Colonization & Trade
      • Where they went in the New World, and why they went there
      • What they found in the New World
      • How the French used what was there to make money
      • Some French missionaries and explorers
      • They will also have an opportunity to make and test a hypothesis about how France made money in the New World

    • English Colonization/Conquest
      • Where in North America the English went and why they went there
      • What the English found when they got to North America
      • Jamestown, VA - The first successful English North American colony, and how they turned tobacco into a cash crop
      • Plymouth, MA - The Separatists (Pilgrims) efforts in the New World, and their actions set interactions with Indigenous Peoples of the region
      • Other early colonies, and why the English created them
      • They will also have an opportunity to apply what they have learned by comparing the English model of colonization with the French model

    If you're not sure if my take on interactive notes (where students interact with the content, not cut up pieces of paper), click the link below for a free sample of a presentation about types of maps to see if it's for you:

    If you want to learn more about how to use this resource, check out this blogpost!

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