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2 Life in early America Objectives/Standards: Describe the contributions of geographic and economic conditions, religion, and colonial systems of government to the development of American democratic practices. Describe the geography, cultures, and economics of the Southern, Middle Atlantic, and New England Colonies. Describe interactions (e.g., agricultural and cultural exchanges, alliances, conflicts) between Native Americans and European settlers.

3 Jessica Giuliani

4 Colony – What is a colony? A _________in a new area. The first colonies in_________ were along the eastern coast. Settler – What is a settler? A _________that moves to an area, usually to colonize.. Settlers came from Spain, France, Sweden, Holland, and_________.


6 Some people didn’t like, or _________with, the Church of England. They wanted the Church to be more pure. These people were called_________. They decided to start a colony in the ________part of ________.

7 Wealth and resources New _________ Get out of ______ Escape ______ ___________

8 Each colony was unique in it’s characteristics. However, they are grouped together_________________, reasons they were founded, and what types of industries they had. New England Colonies Rhode Island Connecticut Massachusetts New Hampshire Middle Colonies DelawarePennsylvania New York New Jersey Southern Colonies MarylandVirginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia


10 Frontier– What is a frontier? Lands beyond the areas already settled. Colonists would ________their _______beyond what was already colonized by heading in a westerly direction. Sometimes this expansion would cause _______________ with Native Americans. Charter – What is a charter? An ______paper. Settlers had _________from the King of England to start colonies in America.

11 The settlers here wanted to keep their family together and _________their own _______. They were used to doing many things _________and not _________ on other people for much. Some were looking for _________ opportunities. Some starting fishing settlements

12 People in New England towns lived, worked, and worshiped close together. People used a __________instead of money. This means to trade goods. The ________ was the most ____________building in the town.

13 Women and girls spent hours _________ and preparing food. They __________and dried fruits. This _______was stored to last through the winter. They used ________ to make ___________________Th e ________ would ________work in the fields. They also _______their __________tools.

14 -_______ and ________communities -made their own clothes and shoes -corn and _________grew in large numbers and much was ________ to __________ -_________ was the major New England port.

15 By 1750, ____________cropped up around the __________ colonies. Some colonists lived in ___________ surrounded by _________outside of the big cities.

16 One ________ ________ teacher Very strict, _______ were often ________ for punishment The ________was _________


18 Refuge– What is refuge? A _______place. Many colonists longed to find a refuge to live and worship that was __________from the __________.

19 Immigrant– What is an immigrant? A person that comes into a country to start a new life. People came to America from many different places to start a new life. Diversity– What is diversity? A group of people from very different backgrounds. The Middle colonies were an interesting place to live because of the diversity among the people.

20 The settlers here were ________ to ________their own _________ or to make __________. Many of these people ________ bring their ________ with them from England and were the perfect workers for the hard work _________ in _________ and _____________.

21 -These Colonies were part __________, part industrial -Wheat and other _______were grown -Factories _______iron, paper and ____________ -____________ goods with England was common

22 -Sometimes called the “___________________ colonies because they grew so many crops for making bread. -In addition to the lush land for ____________, there were several large harbors. - Germans built the _________________wag on here

23 -Settlers that lived here came from many _______________places and backgrounds. -Dutch, Swedish, _______________, Belgian, English, and more! Many __________in Philadelphia -Philadelphia means _________in Greek. It was founded on the _____________of living _______________togeth er.

24 -Believed ___________people were _______________- ____________to swear loyalty to the king or queen -Refused to ______________in war -Came to the Americas for ____________and ____________- _____________ in New Jersey, New York, _______________


26 Overseer– What is a overseer? Someone that was hired to watch ____________as they worked. ____________ owners hired _____________________to watch the slaves and make sure they did their jobs. Indigo– What is indigo? A plant that was used in making blue dye. The farmers grew indigo plants. Indigo was an important _______________________________for the Southern colonies.

27 The settlers here, for the most part, __________to make money. The_______________ their families and they kept their them _________ on the____________. But their main reason for being here was to make the ____________________.

28 -almost entirely _____________- _________________ _ were abundant -a ___________part of the workforce was ___________slaves - plantations________ _tobacco, rice, and___________

29 -Slavery was __________-Children -_______to slaves became slave ____________- Sometimes_________ ____ were broken ___________and __________to other ___________owners - Enslaved__________ _ were often ___________or beaten


31 Boys normally went to ____________while girls went to __________school. There were no _____________maps, or paper. School teachers were strict and were allowed to ________their students or make them wear a_________ hat if they were________ or said the_______________.

32 In the New England colonies, children were taught to read so they could study the Bible. Boys got to also learn Latin and Math and other subjects to get into college. Girls could learn to read, but they weren't allowed to go to grammar school or to college. In the Middle Colonies, most schools were private. Students also learned other subjects so they could get into college. Girls weren't allowed to attend (unless they were Quakers). In the Southern Colonies, children were mostly taught at home. As in the other colonies, Southern girls did not go to higher schooling.


34 As colonists settled and spread across New England, they entered land that was already lived on by Native Americans.

35 The _________________and colonists began _______________________________ __________each other’s villages. They had _______about owning land. Natives believed_____ one could _______while colonists believed _______________________it. Arguments ________to lead to war resulting in lives lost. Some ________were nearly __________out.

36 Colonysettlerfrontiercharterindigo Refugeimmigrantdiversityoverseer

37 Colonysettlerfrontiercharterindigo Refugeimmigrantdiversityoverseer 1.A plant used to make blue dye. 2.Someone hired to watch slaves. 3.An official piece of paper. 4.The area west of a colony that is to be settled. 5.A settlement in a new area. 6. A safe place. 7. A person that comes into a country to start a new life. 8.A person that settled in the colonies. 9.The word from when people are from all different backgrounds.

38 Decide which are facts and which are opinions. On the next slide, decide if the statement is fact or opinion. Then, tell why. Fact: A state that is supported by evidence and is true. Opinion: A statement that tells what a person might believe or feel.

39 Decide which are facts and which are opinions. 1.The settlers traded goods with each other. 2.Farming families were the best workers. 3.Slaves were owned by plantation owners. 4.Leaders during this time were excellent speakers. 5.The Quakers had the best ideas about religion. 6.If children misbehaved in school, they would be punished. 7.Trading is a better way to run a community than using money. 8.The Southern colonies had many plantations. FACT OPINION FACT OPINION FACT OPINION

40 Write 3 facts and 3 opinions about the colonists and their lives by making a t-chart.

41 OBJECTIVE: Students will write an historical fiction paragraph in the form of a narrative. Step 1: Imagine you are a colonist from either the New England, Middle, or Southern colonies. Step 2: Write a journal entry of your life during this time. It should be a few paragraphs long. Step 3: Include your thoughts, feelings, activities around you, conflicts, daily life, etc. Hint; use a combination of the notes your took from this presentation, research from your Social Studies book, library books, or internet to assist you in your facts.

42 1234 Too short, less than 6 sentences. Not in journal form. 7 - 10 total sentences Paragraphs are small. 11 - 15 total sentences. In journal form. Appropriate length of 15 + sentences split into 2 paragraphs. Is in journal form. Does not reference daily life. References daily life sometimes. Daily life is referenced, facts accurate. Daily life is referenced, facts accurate. Feelings and thoughts some great effort. Is not clear what colony area you are from. No facts to back it up. Is semi clear what colony area you are from. Some facts as evidence. Colony area is mentioned. Facts are clear. Colony area is clearly identified and described. Effort is above and beyond.

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