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1 The New England Colonies
A SPECtacular beginning to our great country

2 CA Standards Social Studies: 5.4 Students understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era. Language Arts: 6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

3 SPECtacular evidence about the New England Colonies
With your SPECtacles on, your group will research a colony to find: why the colony was founded, the different beliefs, their customs, how they made a living, and how they ruled themselves. Choose another group with a different colony and compare or contrast your results. Be prepared to present your findings to the class.

4 Show what you know T F Maine was once part of the Massachusetts Colony. Roger Williams founded Connecticut. The Protestant work ethic was important in all the New England Colonies. Puritans admired the teachings of Calvinism. The Pilgrims of Plymouth were Separatists.

5 T F New Hampshire’s first colonists came from Plymouth.
The Colony of Rhode Island had a great amount of religious freedom. Mercantilism, control over trade, was a protective British trade policy. The economy of the American Colonies depended on three different “rectangular” trade routes The Colony of Connecticut was established when three towns joined together.

6 A SPECial Way to Learn about History
Social: How do they interact with people? Political: What are their rules and how are they carried out? Economic: What do they value? Cultural: What are their beliefs? How do they express themselves?

7 Facts about the Social, Political, Economic and Cultural aspects of the New England Colonies
All aspects Economic Facts Political Facts Religious Facts

8 Massachusetts Bay Colony
The Puritans came to the New World to find Religious freedom and new economic opportunities in farming. Reflections -- Social Studies book pages 206 – 221. Find out more here Or

9 Rhode Island and Providence
Find out more here TFK Reader The Creation of the Rhode Island Colony or Rhode Island and Providence were settled because more religious freedoms were needed. Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson were important founders and leaders of these settlements.

10 Connecticut Colony The Connecticut Colony was settled searching for freedom of beliefs, better farmlands and a new form of government. Thomas Hooker was an important leader in this colony. Find out more here

11 New Hampshire Colony New Hampshire was settled to find more economic opportunity. John Mason, an Englishman, sent settlers to create a fishing colony. Find out more here

12 Quiz on the New England Colonies
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13 Presentation Ideas Power Point
Make a book – each chapter showing a letter from SPEC Your choice

14 Resources Anthony Fitzpatrick, American History Foundation. SPECtacular History. Google Images Reflections. United States History Making a New Nation. Harcourt, 2007. Time for Kids: The Creation of the Rhode Island Colony. Harcourt, 2007.

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