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Students investigate the reasons for settlement in colonial America. They read about and discuss how geographic location can impact community life, and participate in a debate on which colony would have been the best to live in at that time.
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Mexican Colonization Procedures
First, your emerging citizens learn to prepare a resumé. They then research Mexican colonization laws to find out what qualifications an empresario might need. They prepare a resumé for the empresario and compose a cover letter to help...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
How Do You Lose a Colony? Exploring What Became of John White’s “Lost Colony”
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of John White's colonists on Roanoke Island is not only a fascinating feature of European colonization history, but is also a great way for your young historians to engage themselves in the story...
5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Multiple Perspectives: Newspaper Stories and Editorials
Newspapers are the perfect medium through which to explore different perspectives in informational text. After researching the fur trade and resultant colonization, groups write a newspaper, including an editorial page, selecting one of...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
David Walker vs. John Day: Two Nineteenth-Century Free Black Men
What was the most beneficial policy for nineteenth-century African Americans: to stay in the United States and work for freedom, or to immigrate to a new place and build a society elsewhere? Your young historians will construct an...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Introducing The Most Heavenly Bodies In The Solar System
Young scientists identify the major bodies of this solar system through a fun and engaging anticipatory activitity. They will then apply knowledge gained through previous experiences as well as a short research activity to the task of...
5th - 6th Science
Who was affected by North American Colonization and How?
Conduct research on various aspects of American Colonization and explore how different groups were affected, including those involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Your class will read books, write journals, participate in class discussion,...
5th Social Studies & History