Q1W6 September 19-23

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #6
Unit of Instruction13 Colonies
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.2.1 Compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their struggle for colonization of North America.

SS.8.A.2.2 Compare the characteristics of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.

SS.8.A.2.3 Differentiate economic systems of New England, Middle and Southern colonies including indentured servants and slaves as labor sources.

SS.8.A.2.4 Identify the impact of key colonial figures on the economic, political, and social development of the colonies.

SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to identify the region of each of the 13 original colonies. 


Classroom Activities



Jamestown and Plymouth Notes – Guided Notes

Jamestown and Plymouth Notes

Tuesday – 


13 colonies map geo – 

Use the textbook to- 

  • Label each colony and color/shade it according to which region it is in
  • Northern/New England – Pg 73
  • Middle Colonies – Pg 77
  • Southern Colonies – Pg 82

Vocab – 

  • Subsistence Farming- growing just enough to meet immediate needs
  • Cash Crops- crops grown that are easily sold in markets
  • Diversity- having many different religions or ethnic groups
  • Indentured Servants – laborer who agreed to work for a period of time in return for passage to America
  • Mercantilism – an economic system meant to maximize exports for the home country


13 Colonies History PPT 13 Colonies Guided Notes

Thursday/Friday – 

Colony Source Analysis Activity

Brochure or Skit – 

Individual – Poster/Brochure

  • Select a region or colony to feature and create a poster/brochure that advertises the features of the region.
  • Include:
  • Geography of your region (3pts)
  • Economics of your region (3pts)
  • Culture/Religion of your region (3pts)
  • Include at least 1 vocab word (1pt)


Group up to 3

  • Write a skit in which a person from each of the colonial regions brag about why their region is the best over dinner. 
  • Include:
  • Geography of each region (3pts)
  • Economics of each region (3pts)
  • Culture/Religion of each region (3pts)
  • Include at least 3 vocab words (1pt)


Assignments Due

Roanoke Theory and Evidence Board (in class)

Roanoke Report

Additional Resources