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Students examine the history and influential people of the  Colonial American period. In this Colonial America lesson, students discover what daily life was like during Colonial times, and discuss the 13 original colonies. Students will research interesting facts that pertain to each colony, then select one influential colonist and write about.
What was life like in colonial America? Follow this lesson and your pupils will find out what people in colonial times did for work and for fun. Ask learners to compare and contrast the two texts and explain what the reading helped them understand about colonial times by taking notes on details and inferences. Class members can synthesize the information through an activity called This or That, during which they move around the classroom and discuss their ideas with others. A very detailed plan. Texts are not provided; however, pupils only read short excerpts. Buy yourself a copy and make a class set.
Close your colonial America unit with a performance-based assessment. Class members will show their proficiency in several skills including using details to back up inferences, determining the meaning of words in context, and synthesizing information from two texts on the same topic. Wrap up with a reflection. The end to a strong unit, this assessment is designed for the Common Core and should build effectively off of instruction from the past eight lessons.
  Students watch a teacher presented Readers Theater about Colonial America to introduce the students to the topic.  For this Colonial America lesson, 4th graders recreate a timeline of early American history, using unconventional materials.  Students complete this timeline in small groups.   
Students examine the causes of the American Revolution. In this colonial America lesson, students read handouts regarding the sequence of events that led to the commencement of the war. Students complete the provided worksheets and participate in the provided simulation.
Students engage in a variety of activities regarding Colonial America. They write and perform a puppet play; write a product advertisement and a news article; draw a political cartoon; and write a persuasive letter to get others to come to America, too.
Improve class understanding of colonial times by reading an informational text and filling out the accompanying graphic organizer. Class members work with a partner to read, take notes, make inferences, and synthesize information.The lesson does not provide a copy of If You Lived in Colonial Times, so you will need to find the text. Since the series of lessons only uses parts of the text, you could probably buy one book and make a class set for your learners. 
Aid your pupils in understanding the terms explicit and inferred while teaching them about colonial farmers. The third lesson in the module, this plan builds off the previous lesson and focuses heavily on inference. Learners analyze a photograph and read an article about colonial farmers, filling out a graphic organizer, and collaborating with others as they work. Close the lesson with a sharing session and an exit ticket
Seventh graders explore American colonial life. In this Colonial America lesson plan, 7th graders research Internet and print sources to create Inspiration projects on colonial America.
Students are divided into groups (3-5 students per group is recommended). Each group be assigned a region of Colonial America (New England, Middle, or Southern). They conduct research using various sources such as texts, library m
Informative writing is emphasized in the standards. Help your learners reach that goal with the plan for paragraph writing outlined here. After reviewing the work from the day before and adding to their vocabulary notebooks, class members examine a model paragraph and then write and share organized, informative paragraphs about religion in colonial America. A collaborative and engaging lesson, the plan presented is part of a series made specifically for the Common Core. 
Student demonstrates knowledge of the factors that shaped colonial America by comparing and contrasting life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies, with emphasis on how people interacted with their environment.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book School In Colonial America. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Allow your class to figure out what they will be studying through an inquiry-based anticipatory set that involves analysis of mystery documents and practice with making inferences. The activity document includes a detailed description of procedures as well as the mystery items and graphic organizers that your class will need to complete the assignment. The plan also calls for learners to read a couple of pages from a book; these are not provided, but should not be too difficult to find. Part of a module, the activity is a strong Common Core designed plan that will get your kids excited about colonial America!
By learning about the technology of Colonial America, students can gain a greater appreciation of history.
In this reading for comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about the southern colonies in colonial America and answer questions about it. Students write 4 answers in complete sentences.
In this KWL chart worksheet, students explore colonial America. Students fill out the three columns, what I know, what I want to learn, and what I have learned as they study colonial America.
Fifth graders use online resources, interviews with experts, and background knowledge from their classroom instruction to design a Colonial American exhibit for a Maryland museum. They work in partner groups to explore the online content.
Fourth graders explore the Stono Rebellion. In this Colonial America lesson, 4th graders research the Stono Slave Rebellion using primary and secondary sources. Students study how the rebellion affected the treatment of slaves in America.
In this acrostic poem worksheet, students explore colonial America. Students write an acrostic poem about colonial America using the six letters in the word colony.