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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.
Students complete a variety of activities that go along with the study of and possible fieldtrip to the Savannah, Georgia Historic District.
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students respond to 21 matching questions regarding colonial America. Students may check their answers immediately.
In this Georgia reading comprehension worksheet, learners read a 2-page selection regarding the state and they answer 10 true or false questions pertaining to the selection.
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.
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.
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders answer multiple choice questions about George Washington, early America, natural resources, and more. Students complete 8 questions.
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.
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.
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.
In this social studies review for grade 4 (4.1) worksheet, 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.
In this social studies activity, students complete a 25 question multiple choice quiz about early American colonial life and the Cherokee and other Native American tribes.
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.
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.

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