The Thirteen Colonies
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Maximum: 100 points
C Layer: Maximum 65 points in this section
Make flash cards to explain the states identified
as the original thirteen colonies and who was the founder of
that colony. 5pts.
Create a timeline poster on when each of the
thirteen colonies were founded. 5
Create a chart on the population increases
across the thirteen colonies from 1625-1775. 5 pts.
Summarize certain selected portions of the
Mayflower Compact. 5 pts.
Create a Venn Diagram concerning the differences
between the Pilgrims and the Puritans. 5
Read the section on “New Amsterdam” and answer
questions in the end. 5
Pick a colony and make a poster to try and
get settlers to come settle in your colony. Be sure to include
the religion of your colony in your advertisement. 5
all the southern states of the thirteen colonies and what their
“cash crops” were that helped them grow. 5
Listen to the textbook reading on “The Holy
Experiment” and orally answer questions about its success to
bring in settlers. 5 pts.
Draw one of the colonies and write in that
colony: the founder and the main religion of that colony. 5
Go to Youtube and watch MrZoller’s presentation
of “Thirteen Colonies: the Middle Colonies”. Be able to explain
10 things you learned from it. 10
Explain why the colonists left England to settle
in the new colonies in a one page document. 10
Work with a partner to discuss the differences
between North Carolina and South Carolina and why they were
separated into two different colonies. 10
B Layer: Choose one. Maximum 15 points in this section.
Pick two colony founders and explain their
specific process to being granted land within the colonies:
William Penn, John Smith, Henry Hudson, Thomas Hooker.
Create your own Mayflower Compact and discuss
how you would run your new society.
Explain the “Holy Experiment” and discuss its
effects with the Native Americans. Do you think all encounters
between Pennsylvanian colonists and Native Americans were peaceful?
Write a letter to your mom back in England
that describes how you’re living in the colony of South Carolina.
Describe your job, your stature, the government, and rumors
that are circling around about Florida.
In which colony do you think religion is most
important and which colony is least important? Write a page
long explanation discussing why.
A Layer: Choose one. Maximum 20 points in this section.
Form a group of 3-4 students and hold a debate
concerning the production of tobacco in the South. One side
should take the position on how it is unethical and the opposing
side should argue how it is helping fund the new colonies. The
class will act as jury and choose which side gave the best argument.
Discuss some of the lasting effects of the
thirteen colonies in today’s society using the documents in
the text, such as: Mayflower Compact, Frame of Government of
Pennsylvania, Act of Toleration, and English Debt Law.
After learning about the thirteen colonies
and knowing what happens as the aftermath leading to today’s
current society, do you think that we are better off? If yes,
explain different movements that helped shaped to what America
is today. If no, explain in what areas we are lacking in as
a society because of the thirteen colonies. This document should
be 2 pages, double-spaced, and 12 font.
Using internet resources and newspaper articles,
which religions have sustained in society and which have faltered.
Why do you think some religions were able to last as long as
A = 100-89 B
= 88-79 C = 78-69
D = 68-59
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