Q1W7: September 26, 27

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #6
Unit of Instruction13 Colonies
Standard(s) Taught
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 can create an advertisement that includes the geography and economics of one of the colonial regions 

Classroom Activities



  • 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)


  • 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)


Due October 13/14 – Extra Credit 13 Colonies Extra Credit

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