Q1W7: September 23-27

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #7
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 compare and contrast Jamestown and Plymouth

Students can place each of the 13 colonies into a colonial region

Students can create an advertisement that includes the geography and economics of one of the colonial regionsĀ 

Classroom Activities




Discussion on Roanoke and why it failed/Roanoke activity

Notes and discussion on Jamestown and Plymouth

Venn Diagram of Jamestown and Plymouth




New Vocabulary Words

13 Colonies Map




Students chart the geography and economics of each colonial region

Analyzing primary sources on the colonial regions

Students create advertisements on one of the regions based on the geography and economy

Assignments Due
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