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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Life in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders delve into a variety of informational text types to begin building background knowledge on life in Colonial America. The unit engages learners in researching what life was like during this time by exploring how colonists...
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An Overview of the Thirteen Colonies

For Teachers 5th Standards
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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Political, Economic, and Social Table - The Establishment of the 13 Colonies

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Here you'll find a simple graphic organizer that learners can use to categorize the political, economic, and social motivations behind the establishment of the thirteen colonies.
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Thirteen Colonies Map Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Guided Reading: African-Americans in the Thirteen Colonies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using the nonfiction book African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies, learners read segments about the origin and perpetuation of slavery in the colonies. Reading comprehension is assessed as the class discusses the text, and explores...
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8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet

For Students 8th
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil...
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AN EXAMINATION OF HOW GEOGRAPHICAL SETTLEMENTS LED TO AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THE 13 COLONIES

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate and justify the geographic reasons why the colonists settled in the locations they did, and how this led to their economic system using a map of the original thirteen colonies.
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Thirteen Colonies

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this thirteen colonies learning exercise, learners write the capital city next to each star on the thirteen colonies. Students write 13 capitals.
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Development of the English Colonies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research one of the original 13 colonies using the included worksheet. They also record their findings on a poster board to use during a class presentation. Students then take notes on the presentations using the provided...
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Colonial Vacation Planner

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Looking for a good instructional activity on the Colonial Period for your upper-elementary class? Then, this instructional activity is for you! They use website designs, U.S. travel publications, and maps to plan a family vacation to...
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The 13 Colonies HyperStudio Presentation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research one of the original thirteen colonies and present their information in a HyperStudio project.
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Thirteen Colonies Word Jumble

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this American colonies learning exercise, students unscramble the letters in 20 words to spell vocabulary pertaining to the thirteen original colonies. There is a word bank provided.
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13 Colonies Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 6th
For this 13 colonies worksheet, students search for the colonies in a word search. Students search for the names of all 13 colonies that are given at the bottom of the page.
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Introduction to the 13 Colonies

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the first 13 colonies. In this first 13 colonies lesson, students study the map and locate where the first 13 colonies were located. Students label a map and tell who started each of the colonies.
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British Colonization-Settling the Thirteen Colonies (1607-1733)

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars study the thirteen colonies: geography, economics, politics, and religious groups. They explore early colonial life, and create a travel brochure, travel guide of the 13 Colonies, and word search.
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The 13 Originals: Exploring the Who, When, Where, and Why Behind the 13 Original Colonies of Early America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
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...
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Thirteen Original Colonies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
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...
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Colonial Differences

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students play a matching game to differentiate between the thirteen colonies. In this thirteen colonies lesson plan, students learn about different beliefs and geographical differences.
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Who Am I? Name the Colony

For Students 8th - 11th
For this colonial American worksheet, students identify 13 colonies based on the provided descriptions. Students then complete a writing prompt that requires them to create colonial brochures.
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The Original 13 Colonies and 3 Regions

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders review the content of American History and focus upon the original thirteen colonies. They also study the geography of the region. It is recommended that students have other lessons delivered on the topic prior to this one.
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Know Your 13 Colonies

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the thirteen colonies.  For this American History lesson, 7th graders analyze the historical origins and economic development of each colony.  Students create an original flag for a colony that reflects the colony's...
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Thirteen Colonies: Crossword Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States history worksheet, students use the 13 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers pertaining to the original 13 colonies.
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Colonial Regions of America 1689 - 1754 Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Colonial America learning exercise, students color and label a map of the 13 colonies. They complete three more maps on which they label the major cities and waterways in New England, the Middle, and the Southern colonies. They...
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Colony Trading Cards

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the history of the thirteen colonies. They research when, where, why and how each colony was developed. They create trading cards to display research information.