Students learn about the foundation of the 13 original American colonies in this group project. They are put into 13 groups, each is assigned a colony to research the who, what, when, and why regarding the foundation of their colony (there are 6 requirements on the handout). It can then be presented to the rest of the class if time allows.
To make this a bit more difficult, you can have the students provide a written analysis comparing and contrasting the foundation of Britain's 13 colonies and how they flourished as compared to the Spanish and French settlements. A full points distribution is included, but a partial answer key is included because different items may be emphasized in different districts.
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