Activity Overview

Creating a summary of each region is a great way for students to organize what they have learned and to better be able to separate each of them. In this activity, students will create a storyboard that displays their understanding of one colonial region's geography, resources, economic opportunities, demographics, and local governments during the 1700s..

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Demonstrate your knowledge of the natural resources, economies, demographics and governments of one of the American colonial regions in the 1700s

Student Instructions

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the description boxes, write: where the colonial region is located and which colonies are included, the natural resources, reasons for founding (why did colonists come to this region) and the types of local governments they created.
  3. Create an illustration for each cell using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.


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