This lesson is about the reasons why settlers moved to the 13 colonies. It includes political, economic and social factors for emigration.
Students will get a role card for a certain colony character and will be sent to a particular colony based on their "fit." In their colony groups students will read out their colonist's story then the group will discuss what they have in common. Following the group discussion, the class will share out and compile a list of the different reasons that people settled in the colonies. Afterwards there is an activity to identify if each reason for colonial settlement would be considered, social, political or economic. Answer keys embedded in the presentation to easily review answers with students.
This a great group activity for first weeks of school.
This is the first lesson in my Causes of the Revolution Unit. I include my procedures slides so that you can borrow these ideas if you like, but I have included editable files so that you can customize to fit your class as well.
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