Matching Capitals

Matching Capitals Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is a matching activity where students are tasked with pairing each of the original 13 colonies with its corresponding capital. The left column lists the names of the 13 colonies, while the right column provides a selection of city names. Students must draw lines or otherwise connect each colony to the city that served as its capital. The activity combines elements of history and geography, requiring recall of specific colonial information.

The worksheet aims to teach students about the historical capitals of the original 13 colonies, reinforcing their understanding of early American geography and governance. Through this exercise, students are encouraged to think about the political centers of colonial America and how these centers were instrumental in the administration and development of each colony. This knowledge provides a foundation for understanding the evolution of state capitals and their roles in American history. Additionally, the exercise helps students to sharpen their memory and association skills regarding historical facts.