Comparing and Contrasting
Thirteen Colonies


Content Objectives: Students will be able to:
1. ID the 13 colonies
2. Explain the economic motivations for developing colonies.
3. Describe how the colonies were governed.

Skill based objectives: SWBAT:
1. Analyze websites for desired information.
2. Critically evaluate information.
3. Create a comparison chart on the 13 colonies.

Assessment: How students will be graded:
1. Involvement, focus, and participation
2. Development of comparison chart.
*see Rubrics page

Rationale:
It is vital for students to understand how and why the English colonies developed. The development of the colonies will in turn lead to a struggle for independence from England both economically and governmentally.

Instructions:
While working with a partner, develop ONE final comparison chart to be turned in either electronically (using the drop box), typed and printed out on your own, or written.

*You may want to download and save the file to your specific folder, so that you may be able to type directly onto it.
*You will have to "Save As" and rename it, so that the file represents you and your partners name.
Example: brettassisebartsimpson-colony chart.doc


Download:
Word Document File:


*You can also copy and paste aspects of this assignment into a Word document.*


Part I. Charts
Using the websites below and other resources, complete the five charts below.
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/13colonies1.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_government_in_America
Religion: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/13colonieschurch.htm

1. Motivation
New England Colonies
Middle Colonies
Southern Colonies
What was the motivation for founding the colonies?



What similarities can you find between the regions?




2. Economies of the Colonies
New England Colonies
Middle Colonies
Southern Colonies
What was the economy built on in each region?



What differences can you find between the regions?




3. Government in the Colonies
New England Colonies
Middle Colonies
Southern Colonies
How were the colonies governed?




4. Religion in the Colonies
New England Colonies
Middle Colonies
Southern Colonies
How was religion practiced in each region?



What was the Great Awakening?




5. Daily Life in the Colonies
New England Colonies
Middle Colonies
Southern Colonies
What types of schools, foods, and farming techniques did they use in the different regions?



What similarities can you find between the regions?




Part II. Summarizing
Based on the information collected in your charts above answer the following questions:

1. What were the main reasons for settling the 13 Colonies? (2-3 sentences)


2. Why did the Southern colonies depend on slave labor more that the New England or Southern colonies? (3-4 sentences)


3. Which region do you think was the most religious? Why? (3-4 sentences)


4. If you had to choose a region to move to back then, which would you choose? Why? Discuss aspects of their daily life that attracts you. (6-8 sentences)


Grading Break Down:
Each completed chart will be worth 10 points. (x 5 charts = 50 points)
The summary review section will be worth 25 total.

Total 75 points.