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Activity Overview


Once students have learned about the 13 colonies, they can create a travel brochure! This is a fun way for students to demonstrate what they've learned about one of the colonies. They can choose the colony or the teacher can assign them. In this activity, students will create a travel brochure for a colony, including examples of natural resources, jobs, and other opportunities the colonies sought out.

Students can print and fold their brochures and use them as part of a presentation. They can pretend to be a tour guide or a travel agent trying to convince people to move to the colony!

You can also find more brochure templates to add to this assignment if you want to provide students with a few options.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/5/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/5/4] Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/5/7] Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.


Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)



Due Date:

Objective: Create a brochure that advertises all the opportunities that can be found in your chosen colony!

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the picture boxes, choose pictures, symbols or illustrations that represent the job opportunities and other positive aspects of your colony.
  3. In the text boxes, include information about your colony. Add a slogan or catchy phrase to entice the viewer!
  4. On the backside, write in more detail about the natural resources, job opportunities, freedoms and government offered by your colony. Include more pictures or symbols to accompany your text.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Must have at least 3 pictures/illustrations and at least 3 captions that describe your colony as well as a slogan or catchy phrase.



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