Q1W7: October 12-16

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #7
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 compare and contrast the 3 colonial regions geographically, economically, and culturally. 

Students will engage with primary documents and have a discussion on slavery. 


Classroom Activities



Indentured Servants vs Slaves

Slavery Socratic Seminar


Indentured Servants vs Slaves (In class) 

Slavery in the South Socratic Seminar:
Use the 3 documents to answer the questions: South Slavery Docs South Slavery WS

Either contribute to the discussion in class via Zoom or discuss at least 1 times on Canvas.


Students work on brochure/poster/skit

Present Skit at the end of class


Please upload your work to Focus/Gradebook.

If you are done, study for the test Friday. 13 Colonies Study Guide



Kahoot Review

13 Colonies Test


Kahoot link: https://kahoot.it/challenge/09585993?challenge-id=33287bbe-0baa-45d9-81ca-22d25f20337a_1602590598325 

Game Pin: 09585993

Test on Socrative – Room name: VIRTUALWILSON

Please use Last, First name

Assignments Due


Students must participate in the class discussion


Students will choose one of the below assignments due Thu/Fri


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


  • Write a skit in which a person from each of the colonial regions brag about why their region is the best over dinner. You will present this on Wednesday.
  • Include:
  • Geography of each region (3pts)
  • Economics of each region (3pts)
  • Culture/Religion of each region (3pts)
  • At least 3 vocab word ( pts)



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