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Unit #1: Life In The 13 Colonies
Learning Target: I can EVALUATE which colonial region I would like to live in if I was a teenager living in Colonial America.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "Life In The 13 Colonies". 
 
3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Learn About Life In The New England Colonies

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Learn About Life in the New England Colonies"

2.  Explore the resources below about life in the New England Colonies:

     -  Watch the video about the New England colonies:

        

     -  Check out the interactive map and text information about the New England Colonies

     -  Watch the videos about Puritan Life and life as a Puritan teenager

     -  Check out the video about the Salem Witch Trials

3.  After you have explored both resources about life in the New England Colonies, answer the following questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  List the colonies that made up the New England region.   

     B.  What type of climate and geography were found in the New England Colonies?

     C.  What type of religious beliefs were found in the New England Colonies?

     D.  What type of economy was found in the New England Colonies?

     E.  What was education like in the New England colonies?

     F.  What were some characteristics of Puritan life?  What were the Salem Witch Trials? 

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Part II: What Would It Be Like For a Teenager to Live in the New England Colonies?


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: What Would It Be like For A Teenager to Live In The New England Colonies?"

2.  Now that you have learned about life in the New England colonies, imagine what it would have been life for a teen ager to have lived in a Puritan New England town.  Be sure you have watched the videos
     about Puritan Life and life as a Puritan teenagerUse what you have learned about the New England Colonies to write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) in your LiveBinder text box answering the
     following question:

      - Would you have wanted to be a teenager living in a New England Puritan town in Colonial America?  Explain your answers using facts about what you have learned. 

3.  Do an Internet search to find an image of the Puritans.  Save the image to your computer using the control > click > Save Image option.  Upload the image to your Live Binder media box by clicking on upload
     > file > choose file. 


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White Activity:
Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Learn About Life In The Southern Colonies

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Learn About Life in the Southern Colonies"

2.  Explore the resources below about life in the New England Colonies:

     -  Watch the video below:

       
         video resources about life in the Southern Colonies

     -  Check out the interactive map and text information about the Southern Colonies

3.  After you have explored both resources about life in the Southern Colonies, answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box.  If you need assistance, you can do your own research to find the answers.
    
     A.  List the colonies that made up the Southern Colonies region.   

     B.  What type of climate and geography were found in the Southern Colonies?

     C.  What type of religious beliefs were found in the Southern Colonies?

     D.  What type of economy was found in the Southern Colonies?

     E.  What kinds of crops were grown on Southern Plantations?

     F.  Why was there a need for slave labor in the Southern Colonies?  From what part of the world were southern slaves imported?

     G.  Do an Internet search to define the term "Southern Gentry"

     H.  What was education like in the Southern colonies?

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Part II: Colonial Trades


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part 2 Colonial Trades"

2.  It's time to look for a job in Colonial America!  Spend some time exploring the various trades or jobs found in the 13 colonies

3.  Choose one of the trades found in the 13 colonies and make a list of 5 facts about this trade in your LiveBinder text box.

4.  Do an Internet search to find an image of the colonial trade you chose  Save the image to your computer using the control > click > Save Image option.  Upload the image to your Live Binder media box by
     clicking on upload > file > choose file. 

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Blue Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Learn About Life In The Middle Colonies

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Learn About Life in the Middle Colonies"

2.  Explore the resources below about life in the Middle Colonies:

     -  Watch the video about the Middle Colonies:

        

     -  Check out the interactive map and text information about the Middle Colonies

3.  After you have explored both resources about life in the Middle Colonies, answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box.  If you need assistance, you can do your own research to find the answers.
    
     A.  List the colonies that made up the Middle Colonies region.   

     B.  What type of climate and geography were found in the Middle Colonies?

     C.  What type of religious beliefs were found in the Middle Colonies?

     D.  What type of economy was found in the Middle Colonies?

     E.  Where did the population of the Middle Colonies originally come from in the old world?

     F.  What was education like in the Middle Colonies?

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Part II: Colonial Trades


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II Colonial Trades"

2.  It's time to look for a job in Colonial America!  Spend some time exploring the various trades or jobs found in the 13 colonies

3.  Choose one of the trades found in the 13 colonies and make a list of 3 facts about this trade in your LiveBinder text box.

4.  Do an Internet search to find an image of the colonial trade you chose  Save the image to your computer using the control > click > Save Image option.  Upload the image to your Live Binder media box by
     clicking on upload > file > choose file. 

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