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This is a fun way to see if your kids understand some of the differences between each colony and each region and a really nice introduction to the British colonies in America .
The lesson starts off with a Quick Write about colonizing the moon. It is a great lead-in and discussion starter!
You will then share the story of the colony on Roanoke Island. A PowerPoint will help tell this dramatic story!
This is followed by a summary reading about Jamestown. The reading is followed up with nine questions for students to answer.
Students then complete a 13 Colonies web activity. They are given a website to search for information about each of the colonies (climate, natural resources, major cities, etc.). An answer key is provided.
Next, students view a PowerPoint that discusses the differences between the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. Each student completes a note-taking guide.
A quick write about which region your students would choose to live in is next. Another opportunity for class discussion.
They are then introduced to the postcard assignment. There are instructions on the postcard template itself. I also show the State Postcards PowerPoint to give them an idea about how to design their own.
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