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Thirteen Colonies Map Project

How much did the geography of North America play a role in the formation of the thirteen colonies? Lead fourth, fifth or sixth graders on an adventure in cartography. Young historians create a map of colonial America, including major landmarks. 

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Pros

  • Requires explorers to use budding research and thinking skills to find, compile, and replicate information from trusted sources (not included)
  • Provides tips for implementing the activity in class, as well as suggestions for evaluation and a sample rubric
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