Settlements in the Thirteen Colonies
Fifth graders work in groups and conduct research on each colonial region using the internet. They record their findings using a graphic organizer then share this information with the class.
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An Overview of the Thirteen Colonies
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.
5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
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American Colonial Life in the Late 1700s: Distant Cousins
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Thirteen Colonies Map Project
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Thirteen Original Colonies
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