An Overview of the Thirteen Colonies

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Your young historians will race to discover as much information as they can about the thirteen colonies, and will then work with partners to design an advertisement that will attract people to settle in a particular colony. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Spend some time after the competition to compare and contrast the colonies in each of the various categories (e.g. economics, religion, inhabitants, etc.)
  • As an extension activity, have learners write about which colony they would like to settle based on the advertisements of their classmates and the information they gathered in the game
Classroom Considerations

  • If you would prefer not to have your class members race to find information, they can also be given the worksheet as homework to be completed individually
Pros

  • Includes a well-designed graphic organizer and project guidelines
Cons

  • None
Common Core