⭐️ In this social studies unit, students explore what life was like for people living in Colonial America and how it changed over time. Topics include the colonial American’s homes, clothing, work, education, and how children lived. Students will watch original videos, follow along through a Google Slides (downloadable to PowerPoint) presentation, and complete activities that will help them understand how the early colonists lived and how their way of life changed over time. This resource includes 11 days of lessons, videos, and activities on this topic.
⭐️ Includes a mix of multimedia and printables, along with an original video to introduce the material. Everything you need in one spot!
⭐️ This unit is perfect for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. It was created to align with SS.2.A.2.4 but can be used in any classroom to teach students about colonial life.
Please Note: The following picture books are recommended for use to complement these lessons: Samuel Eaton’s Day, Sarah Morton’s Day, and Tapenum’s Day.
✏️ Convenience – Everything you need for this unit is all in one place!
✏️Engaging Multimedia – This resource will capture your students’ attention while they learn important social studies topics. Integrates text, activities, and multimedia to help students understand the topics and stay engaged in the material.
✏️ Included Lesson Plans – Lesson plans provide an eleven-day strategy for easy classroom implementation.
- Unit Overview
- 15 Thirty Minute Lesson Plans
- Vocabulary Cards
- KWL Graphic Organizer
- Google Slides Presentation
- Passages on colonial life
- Custom Videos (this professional quality video was created specifically for this resource is embedded into the presentation)
- Student Mini-Book (students use this to record information during presentation and video)
- Slavery in Colonial America
- Vocabulary Sort
- Read Aloud: Colonial Life
- Career Spotlight: Historical Reenactor
The information provided in this unit is research-based. It was carefully created to be historically accurate and represent the indigenous groups the way they wish to be represented. Graphics and photos were carefully selected to be as historically accurate as possible.
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