2 Standards Main Standard: SS4H3 The student will explain the factors that shaped British colonial America.a. Compare and contrast life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies. b. Describe colonial life in America as experienced by various people, including large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, slaves, and Native Americans.Related Standards:ELA4R3 The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.Reads a variety of texts and incorporates new words into oral and written language.ELA4LSV1 The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student,and group verbal interactions. The studenta. Initiates new topics in addition to responding to adult-initiated topics.b. Asks relevant questions.c. Responds to questions with appropriate information.d. Uses language cues to indicate different levels of certainty or hypothesizing(e.g., “What if. . .”; “Very likely. . .”; “I’m unsure whether. . .”).e. Confirms understanding by paraphrasing the adult’s directions or suggestions.f. Displays appropriate turn-taking behaviors.g. Actively solicits another person’s comments or opinions.h. Offers own opinion forcefully without domineering.i. Responds appropriately to comments and questions.j. Volunteers contributions and responds when directly solicited by teacher ordiscussion leader.k. Gives reasons in support of opinions expressed.l. Clarifies, illustrates, or expands on a response when asked to do so; asks classmatesfor similar expansions.ELA4LSV2 The student listens to and views various forms of text and media inorder to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas.When responding to visual and oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio,film productions, and electronic media), the student:a. Demonstrates an awareness of the presence of the media in the daily lives ofmost people.
3 Standards ContinuedRelated Standards: M4N3. Students will solve problems involving multiplication of 2-3 digit numbers by 1 or 2 digit numbers. SS4CG4 The student will explain the importance of Americans sharing certain central democratic beliefs and principles, both personal and civic. a. Explain the necessity of respecting the rights of others and promoting the common good. b. Explain the necessity of obeying reasonable laws/rules voluntarily, and explain why it is important for citizens in a democratic society to participate in public (civic) life (staying informed, voting, volunteering, communicating with public officials). SS4G2 The student will describe how physical systems affect human systems. c. Explain how the physical geography of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies helped determine economic activities practiced therein. SS4E1 The student will use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events. c. Describe how specialization improves standards of living (such as the differences in the economies in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies). d. Explain how voluntary exchange helps both buyers and sellers (such as prehistoric and colonial trade in North America). e. Describe how trade promotes economic activity (such as how trade between the colonies and England affected their economies).
5 TaskYou have just arrived in Colonial America by way of Professor Money Bags’ time machine. Your job is to learn all that you can about the region of the colonies you have been assigned. Your goal is to be able to convince a group of settlers to move to your area. You will design a colonial home that fits the needs of the area as well as the settlers.
6 Process Creating Your Advertisement Creating Your House Within your group you will explore your region’s web quest.You will research the colony background, land, government, and economy as a group.Each team member will be responsible for taking the role of a typical settler. You will need to learn all about life for this type of colonist.Realtor1: WomenRealtor2: ChildrenRealtor3: FarmersRealtor4: MerchantsNext, come together as a group to discuss how your colonists’ life is alike or different from your other group members’ colonial lives.Now, using all that you have learned design a house as a group that you would be able to sell to a group of settlers. To sell the home you will need to create a Real Estate flyer to advertise your home to the setters. Each group member’s responsibility is to make sure that the needs of their colonial person are advertised and convincing.Once your real estate team has created a house to sell and an advertisement flyer decide on how you will present this to the next boat of settlers arriving in the 13 colonies. Be creative in the presentation and look at the rubric for required elements.Creating Your AdvertisementCreating Your HouseCreating Your Presentation
7 Creating Your Advertisement RubricRemember be creative and follow the rubric! As you go through the quest think about what you are learning and how you can use it to help sell your home. You want the settlers to move to your area so take good notes and apply what you learn!
9 Creating Your Presentation RubricRemember be creative! You are trying to convince the settlers to move to your region. Use what you have learned throughout your quest to make your colony appealing for all. Most importantly have fun!
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