A great deal of information needs to be taught surrounding the era of the colonial American. From 1587 when the first permanent North American European settlement was founded by the Spaniards in St. Augustine, Florida, to the Revolutionary War in 1775–1783, there is quite a bit of ground to cover.
These Colonial America lesson plans will focus on the original 13 colonies. Students will be placed in 13 groups that represent colonial America: Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
This cooperative group lesson could work for upper elementary students or middle school students. High school students can complete these lessons as well, but teachers should, of course, expect more in-depth research.