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Identify the first 13 colonies and describe how regional differences in climate, types of farming, populations, and sources of labor shaped their economies and societies through the 18th century.
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ow did regional differences in climate, types of farming, populations, and sources of labor shape the economies and societies of the first 13 colonies during the 18th century
Webquest for the 13 original colonies
by a 7th grade teacher Kathy Roberts.
Differences Among Colonial Regions
from Center for History and New Media
Government and Types of Colonies
Royal Colony: Governor chosen by the King of England
Charter Colony: Members of a corporation; electors controlled the government
Proprietary Colony: Owned by individuals with direct responsibility to the King
Daily Objects, 19th Century America
. Historian David Jaffee analyzes three 19th-century objects (a Hitchcock chair, a family portrait, and a lithograph of the West), discussing how they were made, how they were used, and what they can tell us about the past.
Native Americans in the Original Colonies
Click here for a map of
Native American Tribes in North America (1783)
from the Mapping History Project at the University of Oregon.
Click here for interactive maps on the
Development of Native American Culture to 1500
, also from the Mapping History Project at the University of Oregon that includes views of cultural areas, materials used for clothing, population density, sources of food, and linguistic divisions.
see Grade 5.6
Order of Ratification of the Constitution by Colony
The Original Thirteen Colonies
from Congress for Kids contains interactive activities and games for learning about the colonies.
European Colonies Challenge
Image IDs from left to right
Narragansett Indian Tribe Flag
Wikimedia Commons, "Bandera Narragansett".
Onedia Indian Tribe Flag
Wikimedia Commons, "Bandera Oneida".
13 Original Colonies
University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection - Cambridge Modern History Atlas, 1912, "The Thirteen Original Colonies at the End of the Colonial Period".
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