Q1W6 September 16-20

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 evidence, and use it to create and support a theory on what happened to Roanoke colony

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


Classroom Activities



Student write resumes as an explorer from the 1500’s. They then evaluate those resumes and decide who to hire for the job. 


Vocabulary cards and WBT

KWL on 13 Colonies

Roanoke Intro Video – discuss possible theories



Roanoke Activity

  • Read through 1st 10 documents as a class
  • Groups theorize what happened and organize evidence cards for support
  • Groups write on white boards their theory, evidence and justification
  • Gallery walk of boards
Assignments Due

Roanoke Theory and Evidence Board (in class)

Additional Resources