Life in the Colonies
In this social studies instructional activity, students find the vocabulary terms related to the life in the colonies in early America. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Assessing the Character of the Colonies: Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior
Learners read a primary source document about the rules of civility and behavior in the presence of company. Using the text, they make assumptions about how life was like in the colonies. They compare and contrast the culture of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The 13 Originals: Exploring the Who, When, Where, and Why Behind the 13 Original Colonies of Early America
Discover the stories behind each of the thirteen stripes on the American flag with this straightforward presentation. Complete with learning objectives, discussion questions, and solid information about each of the original thirteen...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
Students explore daily life and its influences in the late 1700s for two families in different colonies- Delaware and Massachusetts by becoming historical detectives. After gathering information from artifacts to make inferences about...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Thirteen Original Colonies
An outstanding lesson on the Thirteen Original Colonies, and the settling of Pennsylvania by William Penn is here for your learners. Valuable discussion takes place regarding how the colonies were settled, and some excellent handouts are...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Pilgrims: Mayflower Compact
What was the Mayflower Compact? Watch a video that explains the purpose of coming to New England on the Mayflower and the social compact that bound the Pilgrims to the government and laws that would be created in the new land.
4 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Practical Experiment In Colonization
Role-play and simulation exercises are fantastic ways to help learners understand the reality behind many social and historical events. Pretending they are colonists, upper graders choose a location, create a history, establish laws, and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Differences Among Colonial Regions
Classes look at and analyze primary source images to explore the differences between the colonial regions during the Revolutionary era. They break into groups to tackle each region and then present their findings to the class. A final...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable