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SS4H3 The student will explain the factors that shaped British colonial America.
a. Compare and contrast life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
b. Describe colonial life in America as experienced by various people, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servant
slaves, and Native American.
SS4G2 The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems.
c. Explain how the physical geography of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies helped determine economic activities practiced
therein.
Standards SS4E1 The student will use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives
to illustrate historical events.
b. Explain how price incentives affect peoples behavior and choices (such as colonial decisions about what crops to grow and products to
produce).
c. Describe how specialization improves standards of living (such as the differences in the economies in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and
Southern colonies.)
d. Explain how voluntary exchange helps both buyers and sellers (such as prehistoric and colonial trade in North America)..
What are the 13 Colonies?
Essential What states are included in the New England Colonies.
Questions What were some economic decisions the colonists made?
What is the difference between a slave and indentured servant?
Vocabulary Colony, New England, Resources, Geography/Location, Industries, religion, Government, Occupations, Slave, Indentured Servant.
Resources/Materi 13 Colonies map, Graphic Organizer, Non-Fiction books.
als
Lesson/Work 13 Colonies Activity: In Read If You lived Comparing and Whos Who Lesson Resources, Jobs, and
Time email Contrasting New Trade Lesson
in Colonial America
England, Middle, and http://colonizationquest.we
Students will be split in Southern Colonies: ebly.com/lesson-plan-3.html http://colonizationquest.w
pairs and assigned a bly.com/lesson-plan-4.htm
colony. They will use Venn Diagram (Use Students will be exploring items
books and computers to Graphic Organizer for that represent different people Students will be split into 6
do research, or information) from colonial America. They will groups (2 New England, 2
information from graphic them sort these items by who Middle, and 2 Southern
organizers to draw Colonial Character Letters they belong to. We will have a colonies)
representations for their group discussion about how
geography, resources, what things people use in their Students will then relay to
industries, religion, daily lives tell us about their life pick up resource cards. On
government, jobs and style and quality of life? all cards are retrieved
people on each colony Compare and Contrast different students will come to the
cut-out. peoples. conclusion that they have
Questions: some resources and jobs
Together we will put them 1.What were the roles and that they dont need for
together to make a map responsibilities of (famers, their region and some tha
of the 13 colonies. slaves, indentured servants, they are missing. They wil
large landowners, women, come to the conclusion tha
Native Americans, and they have to trade with
artisans)? other colonies to get the
resources they need.
Why are certain resources
2. Compare/contrast large
only available in certain
landowners and farmers.
colonies?
Why are some jobs only
3. Compare/contrast indentured
available in certain colonie
servants and slaves.
How did trading help
colonists?
Materials Needed:
(Items for centers depend on
what teacher has access to)
1.Farmers: Bushel of wheat,
straw hat, small gardening
tools, picture of colonial
farmhouse, toy horse
2.Slaves/indentured servants:
Slave auction flier, picture of
slave quarters, Indentured
Servant Contract.
3.Large land owners: Cotton
plant, picture of plantation
house, picture of plantation
owner with slaves,
4.Women: Baby doll, baby
blankets, and various cooking
utensils,
5.Artisans: Brick, spoon, wig,
shoe, anything else that could
symbolize work done by
colonial tradesmen
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