Researching the 13 Colonies

Researching the 13 Colonies Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is a research-oriented activity focusing on the original 13 colonies of America. Students are tasked with selecting one of the colonies to investigate various aspects of its establishment and development. The worksheet provides a structured template for students to fill in information about the colony’s founding, transformation into a state, economic activities, notable citizens, and significant historical events. The goal is to compile a detailed profile of a single colony, reinforcing research skills and historical knowledge.

The worksheet is designed to teach students how to conduct research on historical topics, synthesize information, and present it concisely. It guides them to discover the founding year of a colony and the year it became a state, providing a timeline of its political evolution. By researching the economic practices and identifying important figures, students gain insight into the social and cultural fabric of the colony. Documenting historical events allows students to contextualize the colony’s role in larger narratives of American history, fostering a deeper understanding of the colony’s importance in the formation of the United States.