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13 Colonies Unit with Leveled Passages, Activities, Flip Book & Test


Learning about Life in the 13 Colonies couldn't be more fun! This pack has 20 differentiated reading passages, organizers, tri-fold brochure activity, unit test, flip book, map activities, vocabulary posters, case files on ten tradesmen of colonial times, comprehension and connection activities, and so much more!

Now updated with differentiated reading passages, flip book, brochure organizers, and a unit test with answer keys!

There are reading passages and lots of activities for the three different regions. The passages focus on each region related to people, natural resources, climate, daily life, crops, houses, schooling, and the economy.
⭐New England Colonies
⭐Mid-Atlantic Colonies
⭐Southern Colonies

This unit includes many interactive activities and learning opportunities for students with differentiated reading passages on:
✔Life in New England
✔The Puritans
✔Life in Mid-Atlantic Colonies
✔The Quakers
✔Life in Southern Colonies
✔The Plantations
✔Technology: Shipbuilding & Plows

This unit also includes reading passages about trades, craftsmen, and artisans in Colonial America including:
✔Town Criers
✔Who am I? Flip-Up Activity

After reading about each region have students complete organizers, brochure activity, or close passage. There are maps and mystery flaps pages to round out all the activities. Newly added...a 5-page flip book.

Lots of activities for differentiation depending on the needs of your students and the time allotted for this unit.

Plus the vocabulary posters with real-life photos make an attractive bulletin board.
✔Vocabulary Posters
✔Spotlight on Vocabulary Activity
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔Writing Apprentice Prompt
✔For Elementary Grades - 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade
✔Great for Core Knowledge
✔Common Core Aligned

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