Subject Area(s): Social Studies / Language Arts

Grade Level(s): 6

Format of Library of Congress media: Documents, Images

Best Instructional Practices


SOL USI.5: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the factors that shaped colonial America by


Depending upon time allowed: 2 days to 1 week - can be teacher/lab lead or independent work

Lesson Summary

As a result of this lesson, students will know: describing factors of the three regions of the 13 British Colonies, focusing on, but not limited to geography/climate; economy; social life; and political/civic life.

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All of the materials used in this lesson plan are available for downloading as PDF Files and PowerPoint files, as appropriate. PDF Files can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

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