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Students examine the history and influential people of the  Colonial American period. In this Colonial America activity, 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.
  Students watch a teacher presented Readers Theater about Colonial America to introduce the students to the topic.  In this Colonial America instructional activity, 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.
Seventh graders explore American colonial life. In this Colonial America lesson, 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. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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.
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 learning exercise, 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 plan, 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 learning exercise, students explore colonial America. Students write an acrostic poem about colonial America using the six letters in the word colony.
In this Colonial America writing worksheet, students collaborate with classmates in a group writing activity. Students have 25 minutes to write a group story about Colonial America using the 15 words in the box.
In this American history worksheet, students write important events in colonial America on a time line. The time line is labeled with years from 1607 to 1682.
Students compare and contrast family life in colonial America with life today. They describe what communities were like in colonial times and how they varied from life today. A spokesperson from each group will present a verbal report on what the students learned about colonial times from their Internet research.