This unit is fully loaded, very engaging and highly rigorous. Students will analyze primary source documents, informational text, visuals and practice evidence based-writing. All lessons include PowerPoints, detailed instructions, level 2 and 3 DOK (Depth of Knowledge) questions that align with the Common Core.
This unit includes an analysis of the following:
1.) Early Settlements
Students will create their own country to understand critical elements of creating a successful civilization. Students will analyze why Roanoke and Sagadahoc Colonies failed and why Jamestown was successful.
2.) Early Representative Governments
Students will analyze the Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, British Parliament, English Bill of Rights, Colonial Representative Governments.
3.) Articles of Confederation
of Confederation: Students will analyze the Articles of Confederation and its weaknesses and early rebellions.
Lessons are differentiated for English Language Learners and Students with learning disabilities.
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