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Falling into Place; The Colonial Period of Georgia's History
Learners analyze the colonial period of Georgia's history as it relates to Georgia's economic growth and development. In this colonial period of Georgia, students describe Georgia's geographic region and give examples of the goods and services produced in the region. Learners then complete a mapping activity, anticipation guide, city map, research project, and newspaper entry.
Early Discovery & Settlement (5)
In this online interactive American history activity, students respond to 21 matching questions regarding colonial America. Students may check their answers immediately.
In this Georgia reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 2-page selection regarding the state and they answer 10 true or false questions pertaining to the selection.
Comparison of American Colonies
Students explore the lifestyles of the American colonies. They conduct various activities according to their grade level including jigsaw research and creating a poster. Lesson includes primary source readings related to the topic.
A Flip of Life in the 13 Colonies
Fourth graders create a flip book illustrating the 13 original colonies. They study the growth and development of each of the three groups of the original colonies. They use maps to observe and interpret geographic information and relationships.
Fourth Grade Social Studies
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders answer multiple choice questions about George Washington, early America, natural resources, and more. Students complete 8 questions.
Fourth Grade Social Studies
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the Constitution, natural resources, economics, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
The Restoration Colonies
Explore the earliest American cities in this presentation, which details the demographics, geography, and characteristics of New York, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, among others. These slides help to fill in the gap between the landing of the Mayflower and the American Revolution.
Native Lands: Indians in Georgia , Losing Ground: Removal, 1802-1838
Students investigate the removal of the Creek Indians from Georgia. Students read the story of the Creek removal from Georgia, locate sites mentioned on a map, and create a related timeline. Students share their thoughts on the Creek removal with President Adams by choosing and using a communication method listed in the lesson plan.
Savannah, Georgia Historic District
Students complete a variety of activities that go along with the study of and possible fieldtrip to the Savannah, Georgia Historic District.
Social Studies Review for Grade 4 (4.1)
In this social studies review for grade 4 (4.1) instructional activity, 4th graders answer 25 multiple choice questions in standardized test format about U.S. history.
Students explore why the Americas attracted Europeans, why they brought enslaved Africans to their colonies, and how Europeans struggled for control of North American and the Caribbean.
Third Grade Social Studies- Quiz
In this social studies worksheet, students complete a 25 question multiple choice quiz about early American colonial life and the Cherokee and other Native American tribes.
American History Overview: February
Third graders examine and discuss the first permanent settlement in the New World at Jamestown, Virginia. They write responses to an excerpt from George Percy's journal, and trace the Middle Passage across the Atlantic Ocean for slave ships.
Design a Memorial
Students research a leader from the colonial era using a variety of sources. They choose from a list of colonial Americans. While working in small groups they complete the research, and create a written and visual presentation which includes a memorial such as a park, bridge, or statue. They decide if the memorial is fitting for the leader.