Colonial Life and Government
What was the background of each colony?
What was life like for the people who lived there?
How did they keep themselves alive?
What forms of government did they choose?
Life was not the same in all the colonies. Conditions and circumstances varied widely from north to south. In this assignment we will prepare a presentation about life in each of the thirteen colonies.
Students will identify and describe the patterns of settlement and lifestyles among the colonists.
Here are the questions you will answer.
The scoring rubric is shown on the printed assignment.
Here is a link to the rubric for this assignment.
Here is a link to the Power Point file about governing the colonies we used at the start of this unit.
Here is a link to a brief directory about the 13 colonies.
Here is a link to a great directory from the Library of Congress about the 13 original colonies.
Here is a link to an overview about the colonies. It is a little bit generic, but it has some good resources.
Try a Lili search! It's good practice for the next few years! Use the Explora button.
Here is an excellent link to a very large directory about the colonies.
OK, this is a huge link. You will need to find the background of the writer, or you could just wander through it, but this is a big, big collection of early colonial writings.
Here is a good link for information about diaries from the colonial period in New England.
Here is a large collection of articles and journals about colonial life. You will need to dig a little, but there is quite a bit here.