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Life in the 13 Colonies

Description: 

 

This is a unit about the 13 British colonies prior to the Revolutionary War. In this unit, students will learn regional differences between the colonies. They will also get an understanding about how views of self-government inherited from England shaped colonial assemblies. This is foundational knowledge they will need when examining the causes of the American Revolution as well as the values written into America’s founding documents. In this unit students will also be introduced to divisions within colonial society based on class, race, gender, religion, etc…

Learning Targets: 
Describe the ideas, experiences, and interactions that influenced the colonists’ decisions to declare independence.