Colonial America Unit: Informational Texts, Maps, & Activities Low Prep


Subject: Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grade Levels: 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Printables
File Type:
File Size: 11 MB
Number of Pages: 70
Answer Key: Yes
Teaching Duration: 2 weeks


Colonial America Integrated Unit for Upper Elementary

This integrated unit of study focuses on Colonial America, including Colonial Regions. The unit includes a reading skill lesson (Main Idea), as well as a timeline activity. It includes 8 lessons and activities, including informational texts. A summative test is also included. Everything needed to teach the material is included – just add pencils and crayons!

Lessons included are:

1. Main Idea

2. Timeline

3. Early European Colonies in North America

4. New England Colonies

5. Middle Colonies

6. Southern Colonies

7. Economics in the British Colonies

8. The Thirteen Colonies Activity

A summative test is also included.

Lesson Overview, Answer Key, and Teaching Tips are also included, as well as suggested CCSS Reading Standards and NCSS social studies standards. 5th Grade Florida social studies standards are also included.

This unit could be used with grades 4, 5, and 6.


How to Use This Unit

Teachers can use this unit in a number of ways.

– Social Studies Lessons

– Informational Texts

– Reading Skills

– Test Review

– Homeschool Spines

– Summer Slide Reading

Lessons include focused texts and most have at least one activity that requires students to apply what they learned in the reading.


Flexible Use

In order to accommodate the needs or teachers and homeschool families, the lessons are included in three different formats.

1. Flipbook – The flipbook is a paper saver! It is made with 4 sheets of copy paper, printed back to back. Simply fold and staple!

2. Folded Book – In case teachers only want to use some of the lessons, they are also included in a folded book format. The folded book is made by copying the lessons back to back, cutting the pages in half, and stapling!

3. Lesson Pages – Just want a full page lesson? They are also included in a pdf as well as in Google Drive.


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