Where Did America’s First 13 Colonies Come From? I. Subject Area: Applying Geography in U.S. History II. Grade Level: 5th GradeIII. History Standard: 5.4 Students understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era. Understand the influence of location and physical setting on the founding of the original 13 colonies, and identify on a map the locations of the colonies and of the American Indian nations already inhabiting these areas. Identify the major individuals and groups responsible for the founding of the various colonies and the reasons for their founding (e.g., John Smith, Virginia; Roger Williams, Rhode Island; William Penn, Pennsylvania; Lord Baltimore, Maryland; William Bradford, Plymouth; John Winthrop, Massachusetts).IV. Time Sequence of Lesson: One class sessionV. Learning Objectives: Discuss how the first thirteen colonies came to exist. Students will understand what country the ships came froom Have students understand the history of the first colonies in the United States. Have students incorporate the location of the 13 colonies of the United States into maps.
VI. Assessment: Map Handout Teacher will grade map for accuracy.VII. Materials, Resources, and Equipment: Computer, Flash Drive, Projector. Blank Map Map with colonies listed.VIII. Guiding Questions: What are the 13 colonies? Can you put all the correct colonies on a map? IX. Instructional Strategies: Procedures and Activities: 1. Explanation of our History Standard. 2. Warm-up: Ask the class what they know about America’s past. Ask if they know what the first thirteen colonies are. 3. Use the website, http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/graphics/13mapnew.htm Show the class where the thirteen colonies were located. 4. Explain the countries’ that founded the colonies along the Atlantic Coast of North America. (Britain). 5. Explain the Geographical order of the colonies. From North to South New England Colonies: Province of New Hampshire, Province of Massachusetts Bay, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and Connecticut Colony.
Middle Colonies: Province of New York, Province of New Jersey, Province of Pennsylvania, and Delaware Colony. Southern Colonies: Province of Maryland, Colony and Dominion of Virginia, Province of North Carolina, Province of South Carolina, and Province of Georgia. 6. Using the website,http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/graphics/13mapnew.htm the teacher will click on each colony to learn more about that colony. 7. After each colony has been clicked and reviewed by the class, students will be given a map to locate and label the original thirteen colonies. Students will place the colonies date of creation on their map. Students will color code their maps according to their location. New England Colonies (Green), Middle Colonies (Blue), and the Southern Colonies (Yellow). Using the computer and projector, the teacher will project a map of the original thirteen colonies.Inform students they have ten minutes to fill in and complete the map.X. Closing/Reflection: Can you name each of the colonies from North to South? What are the geographical orders of colonies?XI. Extension Activities: Take a blank map home and try filling in the thirteen colonies with your parents.
Lesson Plan by: Nathalie Lupercio, Sarah King, Jordan Cadena. In this lesson plan, students will understand the history standards that are beingpresented. They will be able to learn the following objectives: Discuss how the first thirteencolonies came to exist, understand the British ships thatarrived in the coast of America andunderstand the history of the first colonies in the United States. By using the website provided inthe lesson plan the teacher can successful teach the history behind each colony along the Eastcoast of America. Geography is being incorporated in this lesson plan by explaining the Geographical orderof the colonies from North to South. Once the students have an understanding of this concept andof each colony, the teacher will present them with the blank map activity. In this activity,students will have ten minutes to label each of the colonies by their appropriate name and date ofcreation. Students will also have to color code their maps according to their location. NewEngland Colonies (Green), Middle Colonies (Blue), and the Southern Colonies (Yellow)..