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Students 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. Students then complete a mapping activity, anticipation guide, city map, research project, and newspaper entry.
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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars share their thoughts on the Creek removal with President Adams by choosing and using a communication method listed in the lesson plan.
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.