Your Journey Through U.S. History Starts Here!

Unit #1: Let's Play Musical Colonies!
Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY  and SUMMARIZE important characteristics of each of the 13 English colonies.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

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 "Musical Colonies!". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option.  Place the title "Musical Colonies!" in the title box of your text-media box.




Red Activity:

  Between 1607 and 1703 England established 13 colonies in North American that would later become the United States of America.  Each of these colonies were unique in the way
  they were established.  Life was also very different for the people who lived in each of the 13 colonies.  In this assignment, we will be learning about how each of these colonies
  differed and having a lot of fun in the processes.  Follow the teachers directions in order to complete the chart.  Be sure to place your summaries in your LiveBinder textbox. 

      
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Assignments to Complete:


 Part #1: Let's Play Some Musical Colonies! - New England Colonies 

 

1.  In your LiveBinder text box, please the following title for this section: "Part 1: Musical Colonies - The New England Colonies"

2.  Next, download a copy of the "
Musical Colonies Digital Worksheet" and save it to your folder.  This worksheet should open in your Microsoft Word.  PLEASE USE THE DOWNLOAD OPTION.  SAVE THE
     DOWNLOAD TO YOUR FOLDER.


3.  Now your teacher will assign you a color group "red," "white," or "blue."  When the activity begins, you should work on completing one colony at a time in the order in which they appear in your group's box
     below.  You can click on each colony to access the resources you will need to complete the activity. 


 Red Group  White Group Blue Group

Massachusetts

Connecticut

Rhode Island


New Hampshire
New Hampshire

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

Connecticut
 Connecticut

New Hampshire

Rhode Island

Massachusetts


3.  Get ready!  When the music starts, click on the link above to access the materials needed to complete the chart.  You will have ONLY the length of the song being played to complete each colony.  The idea
     is to gather as much information as possible in a short amount of time.    When the first song is complete, stop what you are doing and SAVE YOUR WORK.  When the next song begins you will move
    onto the next colony.  We will be listening to three songs for this part, one for each colony.   SAVE SAVE SAVE! Good Luck!!

4.  Once you have completed the three colonies above, compose a WELL WRITTEN PARAGRAPH summarizing what you have learned in your LIVEBINDER textbox. 


                                
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Part #2: Let's Play Some Musical Colonies! - The Middle Colonies 

 

1.  In your LiveBinder text box, please the following title for this section: "Part 2: Musical Colonies - The Middle Colonies"

2.  Open your saved version of the "
Musical Colonies Digital Worksheet" you saved in your folder.  This worksheet should open in your Microsoft Word.  REMEMBER TO SAVE SAVE SAVE as you
     complete the assignment. 

3.  Now your teacher will assign you a color group "red," "white," or "blue."  When the activity begins, you should work on completing one colony at a time in the order in which they appear in your group's box
     below.  You can click on each colony to access the resources you will need to complete the activity. 


 Red Group  White Group Blue Group

New York  

P
ennsylvania

N
ew Jersey

D
elaware

Delaware

Pennsylvania

New York

New Jersey
 New Jersey

Delaware

Pennsylvania

New York


3.  Get ready!  When the music starts, click on the link above to access the materials needed to complete the chart.  You will have ONLY the length of the song being played to complete each colony.  The idea
     is to gather as much information as possible in a short amount of time.    When the first song is complete, stop what you are doing and SAVE YOUR WORK.  When the next song begins you will move
    onto the next colony.  We will be listening to three songs for this part, one for each colony.   SAVE SAVE SAVE! Good Luck!!

4.  Once you have completed the three colonies above, compose a WELL WRITTEN PARAGRAPH summarizing what you have learned in your LIVEBINDER textbox. 


 


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Part #3: Let's Play Some Musical Colonies! - The Southern Colonies 

 

1.  In your LiveBinder text box, please the following title for this section: "Part 3: Musical Colonies - The Southern Colonies"

2.  Open your saved version of the "
Musical Colonies Digital Worksheet" you saved in your folder.  This worksheet should open in your Microsoft Word.  REMEMBER TO SAVE SAVE SAVE as you
     complete the assignment. 

3.  Now your teacher will assign you a color group "red," "white," or "blue."  When the activity begins, you should work on completing one colony at a time in the order in which they appear in your group's box
     below.  You can click on each colony to access the resources you will need to complete the activity. 


 Red Group  White Group Blue Group

Virginia

Maryland

Georgia
Georgia

Virginia

Maryland
 Maryland

Georgia

Virginia


3.  Get ready!  When the music starts, click on the link above to access the materials needed to complete the chart.  You will have ONLY the length of the song being played to complete each colony.  The idea
     is to gather as much information as possible in a short amount of time.    When the first song is complete, stop what you are doing and SAVE YOUR WORK.  When the next song begins you will move
    onto the next colony.  We will be listening to three songs for this part, one for each colony.   SAVE SAVE SAVE! Good Luck!!

4.  Once you have completed the three colonies above, compose a WELL WRITTEN PARAGRAPH summarizing what you have learned in your LIVEBINDER textbox. 


 

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White Activity:

  Between 1607 and 1703 England established 13 colonies in North American that would later become the United States of America.  Each of these colonies were unique in the way
  they were established.  Life was also very different for the people who lived in each of the 13 colonies.  In this assignment, we will be learning about how each of these colonies
  differed and having a lot of fun in the processes.  Follow the teachers directions in order to complete the chart.  Be sure to place your summaries in your LiveBinder textbox. 
      
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Assignments to Complete:


 Part #1: Let's Play Some Musical Colonies!  

 



1.  Copy and paste the text below into your LiveBinder textbox so that you can place your answers to the activity below the headings:

     Let's Play Musical Colonies!
  New England Colonies:

     Massachusetts

     1.  Which two groups of people founded Massachusetts?

     2.  What was the reason Massachusetts was founded? 

     3.  What type of climate and geography does Massachusetts have?

     4.  What type of economy did people in Massachusetts have?

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about Massachusetts.

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     Connecticut

     1.  What was the reason Connecticut was founded? 

     2.  What type of climate and geography does Connecticut have?

     3.  What type of economy did people in Connecticut have?

     4.  What were the "Fundamental Orders" in Connecticut

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about Connecticut.

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     Rhode Island

     1.  Who was Roger Williams?  Why was he kicked out of Massachusetts?

     2.  What type of religious freedom was practiced in Rhode Island?

     3.  What type of climate and geography does Rhode Island have?

     4.  What type of economy did people in Rhode Island have?

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about Rhode Island.

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     Middle Colonies:

     Pennsylvania

     1.  Who was William Penn? 

     2.  Who were the Quakers?

     3.  What type of religious freedom was practiced in Pennsylvania?

     4.  What type of climate and geography does Pennsylvania have?

     4.  What type of economy did people in Pennsylvania have?

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about Pennsylvania.
 
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     New York

     1.  What was New York originally called? 

     2.  Which European country originally settled New York?

     3.  Who were the "Patroons?"

     4.  What type of climate and geography does New York?

     4.  What type of economy did people in New York have?

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about New York.

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     New Jersey

      1.  Who were the founders of New Jersey?

     2.  What is a "proprietary colony?"

     3.  What type of climate and geography does New Jersey have?

     4.  What type of economy did people in New Jersey have?

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about New Jersey.

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     Southern Colonies

     Maryland

     1.  Who was Lord Baltimore?

     2.  Why were Catholics encouraged to move to Maryland?

     3.  What type of climate and geography does Maryland have?

     4.  What type of economy did people in Maryland have?

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about Maryland.
   
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     Georgia

     1.  Who was James Ogelthorpe?

     2.  Why were people in debt sent to live in Georgia?

     3.  What type of climate and geography does Georgia have?

     4.  What type of economy did people in Georgia have?

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about Georgia.

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     Virginia

     1.  What year was Jamestown Virginia founded?

     2.  What types of people lived in Virginia?

     3.  What type of climate and geography does Virginia have?

     4.  What type of economy did people in Virginia have?

     5.  List at least ONE other fact you learned about Virginia.
  
   

3.  Now that your LiveBinder is set up and ready to go, choose TWO colonies in EACH colonial region to research.  You can delete the extra colony from your Livebinder.

4.  Next, use the resources below to find the answers to the questions under the colonies you chose.

 New England Colonies  Middle Colonies Southern Colonies


Massachusetts

Connecticut

Rhode Island


Pennsylvania

New York

New Jersey
 Maryland

Georgia

Virginia


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Part #2: Colonial Connections - Essay time!

1.  Choose ONE New England Colony and ONE Southern Colony you learned about above. 

2.  In your LiveBinder textbox, compose a well written essay answering the following question:

     Compare and contrast the New England colony you chose with the Southern colony you chose.  Explain how the two colonies are the same and how they are different.  Be sure to include supporting details you   
     learned such as geography, economy, reasons for being founded, etc.  


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Part #3: Submit your work - Click that button!

1.  Now that all of your hard work is neatly saved within your livebinder, click on the button below to complete the google form. 

    Turn in your Musical Colonies here!


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