The 13 Originals
Exploring the who, when, where, and why behind the 13 original colonies of early America.
TLW: Identify the 13 original English colonies, when they were founded, who established them, and why.
TLW: Complete map activity related to establishment of 13 colonies.
S.P.I. 8.5.6: Classify characteristics of major historic events: colonization.
S.P.I. 8.5.7: Recognize the historical impacts of European settlements in North America.
What would it be like to start a new town?
What kind of obstacles would you face?
Would you have enough support (money and friends) to do it?
Is there something you have ever tried to start in your life that might be like this?
These may have been some of the questions the early settlers asked themselves when they started.
What do you think?
Letís get Started
Founded in 1607 (Jamestown)
Captain John Smith is given credit for starting this colony.
Many people at this time wanted to leave their homeland in order to have more freedoms and to not be under the strict rule of the kings of England.
Colony # 1: Virginia
Map of Virginia published by John Smith (1612)
At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newport's 3 ships are docked in the harbor.
A Pocahontas statue was erected in Jamestown, Virginia in 1922
Founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims.
Plymouth was the original name of the settlement.
John Carver was the leader of the Pilgrims and author of the Mayflower Compact.
Puritans then came and settled Boston (Mass. Bay Colony)
John Winthrop was the governor of this settlement.
New England Colony
Plymouth Plantation, with Cape Cod Bay visible in the distance
Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882)
Colony # 2: Massachusetts
The first Thanksgiving.
Founded in 1634 by George Calvert who started a charter but didnít live to see it come true. He believed all people should have religious freedom.