S1 CO5 PO5: Describe the geography, cultures, and economics of the Southern, Middle Atlantic, and New England Colonies.
S2 CO5 PO1: Describe the following effects of European exploration, trade, and colonization on other parts of the world. b. colonies established and settled d. trade established between Europe, Africa, and Americas. f. triangular trade
S3 CO2 PO1: Describe the role of town meetings and representative assemblies in colonial government.
S4 CO2 PO1: Describe how the following regions exemplify the concept of region as an area with unifying human or natural factors:a. three American colonial regions.
S5 CO2 PO1: Explain how price incentives affect peoples' behavior and choices, such as colonial decisions about what crops to grow and which products to produce.
S3 CO6 PO3: Write an informational report that includes main ideas and relevant details.
This social studies lesson could be integrated into a literature lesson as well. To expand this lesson have the students read literature about this time period. This will give them a different perspective of the time. A great book to find activities to include in lessons is Colonial Kids by Laurie Carlson.
Some suggestions of fictional books:
Calico Bush by Rachel Field
The Seekers by Ellis Dillon
The Primrose Way by Jackie French Koller
My America Series: Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary by Patricia Hermes
A suggestion of a non-fiction book:
Homes in the Wilderness: A Pilgrim's Journal of Plymouth Plantation in 1620 by William Bradford