US History 10/9-10/13

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #8
Unit of InstructionOrganizing Principle 3: Between 1607 and 1763, the British North American colonies began to develop practices of self-government, religious freedom, and economic independence from Great Britain.
Standard(s) Taught

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

SS.8.A.2.5 Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 factors that made the Middle colonies successful
  • Compare and contrast the Middle and New England colonies in at least 6 different ways
  • Research a colony’s social, geographic, economic and political history
Classroom Activities

This week we are focusing on the Middle colonies (Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware). Students will learn both about the region as well as the individual histories of each colony. In addition, they will begin a research and presentation project on one of the original 13 colonies. 

Activities this week are:

Reading from the textbook/guided notes

Class discussion

Venn Diagram of the Middle and NE colonies

Begin the research for project

Assignments Due

Research portion of project is due October 16 for 1/2/3/4th periods and October 17 for 5/6/7/8th periods. 

Presentation portion of project is due October 19 for 1/2/3/4th periods and October 20 for 5/6/7/8th periods. 

Additional Resources

Vocabulary of the week:

Charter – a document that granted the right to form a colony

Joint Stock Company – Company in which investors buy stock for a share of future profits

Pacifist – a person who refuses to use violence

Dissent – to disagree with or oppose

Persecute – to mistreat someone because of their beliefs

Tolerance- the ability to accept or put up with different views or behavior

Subsistence Farming: growing just enough to meet immediate needs.