2. The Colonies
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVESStudents will be able to:
|• ||Compare and analyze how various colonies were established and governed|
|• ||Describe the religious and ethnic diversity in the colonies|
|• ||Identify and explain the differences among the major economic regions in the colonies|
|• ||Determine the problems colonies had in common|
Students will work in groups to develop profiles of key colonies, then present their findings
to the class. Their analysis will cover the social, religious, and economic life of the colonies, as
well as problems the colonies shared.
Colonial Overview (copy for each student)
Reserve the computer lab.
CLASS LAYOUT AND GROUPING OF STUDENTS
Students will work in groups around the computers while researching, then will resume theirusual seat assignments for the presentations.
|1. ||Explain that the American colonies were diverse. They were settled by different groups of
people for different reasons, and they developed in different ways. Some were rural with
homogeneous populations; some had towns and were more diverse in their population
makeup. Some colonial economies were based on cash crops, others on small farming,
and still others on commerce. Some granted more religious freedom than others. Yet they|