|13 Colonies assignments
1. 13 Colonies Map: Label and color the 13 colonies. Include a key which identifies which colonies are New England, Middle or Southern Colonies. Label the Appalachian Mountains, the Ohio River, The Mississippi River, the Atlantic Ocean, The major cities: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston. (Use the maps in your text book)
2. Timeline: Create a timeline showing 15 important events of colonial times.
You may include: founding dates of various colonies, the Mayflower’s arrival, certain wars, the birth year of important people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, etc. Any format is acceptable as long as the timeline is clear and attractive.
3. Biography Booklet: Using construction paper, make a booklet and on each page have a brief biography of an important colonial person. Include the important information; what did they do? You may include a small picture on each page if you wish. You may type your paragraphs and glue them into the booklet if you wish.
You must choose 10 people from the following list:
John Smith William Bradford John Winthrop Jonathon Edwards
Roger Williams William Penn James Oglethorpe Anne Hutchinson
Nathaniel Bacon John Rolfe Pocahontas Tisquantum (Squanto)
Thomas Hooker Lord Baltimore(Cecil Calvert
4. Letter from a Colonist:
1. Pick a colony and do some research about life in that colony using your textbook and any additional sources you wish. You may use the information we discussed in class.
2. Pretend you live in that colony and write a letter to a friend who lives back in England
3. In your letter you will describe what life is like in your colony, important events that have occurred, important people you have met, what the land is like, how you make a living, how other people around you make their living, what religious beliefs you have, etc, Show what you have learned during the colonies unit by making your letter rich in information.
4. When you are done, stain your letter with tea to make it look like an authentic historic document.
5. Primary Document Analysis: Choose any primary document form colonial times. You may use the Mayflower Compact which is included in your study guide or you may find your own. Many primary documents are available on the internet.
1. Read your primary document.
2. On a separate piece of paper: Explain who wrote this document, when it was written, what does it mean, why was it written, and why was/is it important.
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