Q1W5 September 28- October 2

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #5
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



Test Remediation/Correction

Vocabulary/Vocab Cards

13 Colonies Map

Roanoke Video – Read through first 10 sources


Test Remediation- Retake the test on Socrative – open book


13 Colonies Map – 13 colonies map geo

  • Label each of the 13 colonies
  • Shade/Color the 3 regions of the 13 Colonies 
  • Use your textbook pages 73 (New England/Northern), 77 (Middle), and 82 (Southern)

Roanoke Video – We will watch it as a class, unfortunately the file is to large for CC.

Roanoke Sources – 30 Evidence Cards




Roanoke Source Analysis 


Use the sources to create a theory on what happened to Roanoke Colony – 30 Evidence Cards

You can use this chart to help organize your evidence (I am not grading the chart, but it should help) – Roanoke Chart



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
  • Individual Reports on theories/evidence


Use the evidence cards to write a report on you theory on what happened to Roanoke: 30 Evidence Cards

What happened to Roanoke?
Claim (2 pts)
Reasoning ( Cite as many sources as needed) (4 pts)
Justification (explain how your sources prove your claim) (4pts)

Submit to Focus/Gradebook

When you are done, go to Canvas to discuss you findings with others – everyone should make at least 1 post. 

Assignments Due

Roanoke Theory and Evidence Board (in class)

Roanoke Report

Additional Resources
  • Charter- a document granting a right
  • Joint-stock Company- a company in which investors buy stock in return for future profits
  • Dissent – to disagree with or oppose
  • Persecute – to mistreat someone because of their beliefs
  • Tolerance- the ability to accept different views or beliefs