NIcole Cianelli


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  •  By the end of this unit, students will be able to use the success/failure of the thirteen colonies in order to create a new colony in the New World.


Social Studies

  • 1.A.2.A Explain and report on the early examples of self-government, such as the Mayflower Compact and the House of Burgesses.
  • 2.A.1.C Analyze the religious beliefs of early settlers, the motives for migration and the difficulties they encountered in early settlements
  • 3.A.1.C Explain how geographic characteristics affect how people live and work, and the population distribution of a place or region
  • 5.A.1.B Evaluate the results of the interactions between European explorers and native peoples


Performance Assessment

  •  In this unit, you investigated how and why the different colonies were established in the New World. Using the successes and failures of the other colonies, you will create your own colony in a region of the New World. 


As you create your colony, be sure to explain:

  1. Why your colonist traveled to the New World

  2. What region the pilgrims settled in

  3. Roles of the men and women in the colony

  4. What Native American tribes were in your region and the interactions with the colonist (Refer to the Native American Region Map)

  5. What did the colonist grow and trade

  6. Where did they live and how did they protect themselves


To present your colony you may use any of the following methods:

  1. Creating a Powerpoint

  2. PowToons 

  3. Prezi 


Course content

  • Introduction

  • Exploration of a new world

  • St. Augustine and Quebec

  • Roanoke

  • Jamestown

  • Creating a Classroom Compact

  • Plymouth and the Mayflower Compact

  • Comparing Colonies Day 1

  • Comparing Colonies Day 2

  • Colonial Life in Williamsburg

  • Designing your colony

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