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Thirteen Colonies and American Colonization

Thirteen Colonies and American Colonization
Thirteen Colonies and American Colonization
Thirteen Colonies and American Colonization
Thirteen Colonies and American Colonization
Thirteen Colonies and American Colonization
Thirteen Colonies and American Colonization
Thirteen Colonies and American Colonization
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{UPDATEd 11/3/2016 - 20+ ADDITIONAL pages for the SAME price; see below for updates!} This comprehensive unit is everything you need to teach and assess your students on the 13 colonies and the colonization of America! It is over 80 pages (and approximately 4 weeks worth of curriculum) with detailed teacher instructions, lessons, interactive materials, activities, reading passages, and assessments. TEN lessons are included in the unit!!! It is the perfect companion to my American Revolution Unit available HERE!
The lessons and materials are:

“What I Know About the 13 Colonies” and ”Why Come to America?”
•Flapbook for recording information on 4 countries that came to America (France, Spain, England, Netherlands)

“Motivations to Colonize”
•30 sorting cards
•Mini-folders with labels to sort cards according to political, geographical, economic, or social motivations

“English Colonization in America”
•3 mini-posters for an anchor chart (Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth)
•3 reading passages on Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth
•Flapbook to record information on the 3 English colonies

“Colonial Regions”
•List of websites to use as research on the 3 colonial regions
•3 flapbooks (New England, Middle, and Southern colonies) to record information on the colony, geography & natural resources, economy & industry, and positive & negative qualities
***UPDATE - Added Colonial Regions Quiz + Answer Key

“Colonial Geography”
•Colonial map with instructions for labeling and creating a map key
•Assessment with answer key

“Colonial Climate”
•Passage on climate in the different colonial regions and its effect on economy and industry
•3 accordion books to record information from the passage
•Cause & Effect chart toppers for a classroom anchor chart

“13 Colonies – Who, When, Why”
•13 mini-flapbooklets to record information on the Who, When, & Why for each of the 13 colonies
***UPDATE - Added Colonies Chart and 3 facts passages on colonies

“Influential Colonial Leaders”
•8-page booklet on 6 colonial leaders (Anne Hutchison, William Penn, William Bradford, John Smith, John Wise, Roger Williams)
•Pocket folder template with labels
•6 Leader Cards to record information
***UPDATE - Added 2 more important leaders (Thomas Hooker and John Winthrop)

“Colonial Government”
•3 reading passages (Mayflower Compact, Virginia House of Burgesses, New England Town Meetings)
•Would you Have Signed? writing assessment on the Mayflower Compact
•Organization of Colonial Government graphic
•Town Meeting role-playing activity with 27 Role Cards
•Town Meeting Reflection Sheet
•Monarchy vs. Democracy Venn diagram assessment with answer key
***UPDATE - Added passage on Monarch vs. Democracy

“Colonial Economy”
•Reading passage on Markets & Trade in the colonies
•Markets & Trade flapbook to record information
•3 reading passages on indentured servants, apprentices, and slaves
•Venn diagram on servitude
•Writing activity – letter to Mom & Dad from an apprentice, indentured servant, or slave
•Markets, Trade, & Servitude assessment with answer key
•Reading passage on Triangular Trade Routes
•Map of a Triangular Trade Route
•Activity for students to create a graphic of a Triangular Trade Route
•Triangular Trade Route assessment with answer key
***UPDATE - Added a Help Wanted chart with description of colonial jobs, plus poster template for students to create an advertisement for the job they choose; changed Triangular Trade map to make it more user-friendly for kids

***Added FINAL PROJECT - Colonial Quilt with prompt for writing reflection on unit, including Grading Rubric


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American Revolution Vocabulary Cards
American Colonization/The 13 Colonies Vocabulary Cards
Writing a Drama Based on Events in the American Revolution

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107 pages
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