Lesson 1.2 English Colonization

Lesson Goals

  • SS.8.10B Compare places and regions of the United States in terms of physical and
    human characteristics.

  • SS.8.11A Analyze how physical characteristics of the environment influenced population
    distribution, settlement patterns, and economic activities in the United States during the
    17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

  • SS.8.29C Organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and
    visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps.

  • SS.8.29J Pose and answer questions about geographic distributions and patterns shown
    on maps, graphs, charts, models, and databases.

  • SS.8.30A Use social studies terminology correctly 

ISTE Standards

  • 3a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

 

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  1. Can you identify the 13 original colonies?

  2. Can you identify and categorize the colonies into three regions?

Unit 1  Lesson 2  Step 1

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Update: Update your Unit 1 Notes for Lesson 1.2

 

Copy: 1.2.1 Map & Chart Skills

Access: Section 04 - British Colonization Comic Textbook

  • pg. 34 Map of 13 colonies

  • pg. 37 Map of 13 colonies grouped into regions

 

Prepare!: After completing the activities in this step you should have taken some notes. Review your notes and practice discussing the Step Questions with a partner or group so that you are ready for the graded discussion with me. Click on the rubric below to see how Step Question Discussions are graded.

Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 
  1. Can you compare characteristics of the three colonial regions?

  2. If you moved to a certain colonial region, what jobs would be available to you? WHY? Be able to answer this question for all three colonial regions

Unit 1  Lesson 2  Step 2

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WatchThe History of Colonial America by Flocabulary

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http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/index.cfm

Landofthebrave.info

 

Prepare!: After completing the activities in this step you should have taken some notes. Review your notes and practice discussing the Step Questions with a partner or group so that you are ready for the graded discussion with me. Click on the rubric below to see how Step Question Discussions are graded.

Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 
  1. What additional maps, charts, and articles can you find on the 13 colonies?

  2. Are your resources credible? How do you know?

  3. What kind of maps did you find and what were you able to learn or deduce from them?

Unit 1  Lesson 2  Step 3

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Prepare!: After completing the activities in this step you should have taken some notes. Review your notes and practice discussing the Step Questions with a partner or group so that you are ready for the graded discussion with me. Click on the rubric below to see how Step Question Discussions are graded.

Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 

To what extent do you agree with the quote, "Geography is Destiny," in the context of the 13 colonies?

Lesson  Debrief

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Prepare!: In preparation for your graded debrief discussion, please complete the ACES writing prompt​ in your Unit Notes. Then, practice discussing the question with a partner or group. You are allowed to reference your notes during the discussion.​

 

RubricLesson Debrief Rubric

 

Lesson Resources

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Maps

 

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