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
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:

Part 1
  • 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
Part 2
  • Venn Diagram
  • A timeline of the regions
The Process

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 Venn Diagram showing the similarities and differences of the three regions. The presentation MUST be a collaborative effort.

  • Develop a pictorial Timeline 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 rubric. Individual work rubric.
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.