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13 Colonies Web Quest
The Founding of the 13 Original Colonies WebQuest
Mrs Constantine's class, your expertise is needed immediately! We need historians to report on the 13 original colonies. The information you provide will be used to teach others about colonial times. Through researching the colonization of America, you will discover the similarities and differences of the Southern, Middle and New England Colonies. For each region you will uncover the hardships that the settlers faced while creating a new life that was accepting of everyone. You will discover the challenges they faced territorial, differences and similarities, and religious factors.
The task is to identify and make discoveries of the 13 original colonies. You will uncover this information through research. Your final report will include:
Identification of the 13 original colonies
The founders of each colony and the year it was founded
Descriptions of why the founding of the colonies
Geographical characteristics of each colony
The role of religious development
A timeline of the regions
Choose one of the Regions below.
You will either print the regions you chose by clicking the link below or I will give you your sheet.
The Southern Colonies
The Middle Colonies
The New England Colonies
Using the information sheet that was printed, answer the questions below for your area of expertise. The links will help you with your research.
List the colonies in your region and who was the founder of the colony?
Founding the American Colonies
Clickable Map of the 13 Colonies
Learn about the 50 states
Description of why these colonies were founded.
Social Studies for Kids
List three geographical characteristics of each colony.
Geography of the 50 States
Regions of the 13 Colonies
South Colonies/ Kids Info.
Middle Colonies/ Kids Info.
New England Colonies/Kids Info
Additional Information on the 13 Colonies
What role did religion play in the development of your region?
Religion in the colonies
Life in the 13 Colonies
How did the colonists deal with illnesses?
Religion, education, and medicine
Once the Information Sheet has been completed, I will let you know who your partners are and experts from each region will come together to share findings. Each member needs to share their information with the other members. After discussing the information determine the similarities and difference discovered between the regions. Create a
showing the similarities and differences of the three regions. The presentation
be a collaborative effort.
Develop a pictorial
for Colonial America. Work together as a group to complete the timeline.
American History Timeline
Your team will be given two grades for this project. One grade will be an individual grade and the second will be a grade based on your work within your group. Group work
. Individual work
You will have a better understanding of how the 13 original colonies were founder after completing this WebQuest. You will have learned about the three regions, religion, slavery and how to work collaboratively as a team.
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