This presentation is 42 slides long and provides a nice introduction and overview of life in the early colonies in America.
BONUS Highlights from this presentation include: Embedded Vocabulary with quiz, A fact and opinion activity based on the colonies, and a writing assignment at the end with a rubric!
First, the students will be introduced to the reasons why the colonists left Europe in the first place. Then, the differences between the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies are outlined. Additional facts about colonial life are also provided (ex: fun facts, schooling, what colonists did in their free time, etc)
The writing assignment at the end can be used as a social studies grade as well as a writing grade.
This lesson can be used over several days.