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13 Colonies Lesson

Learn about the 13 Colonies - written resources and a non-visual digital map included!

The 13 British Colonies joined together to form the original United States. A colony, is a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement while still under control of the parent nation.

13 Colony Map Activity

13 Colonies Map

Use the non-visual digital 13 Colonies Map to learn where the colonies were originally settled and the spatial relationships between the colonies. Note: The map’s data points have been placed approximately where the original colonies were settled and may not be entirely accurate. Each data point includes the name of the colonly, the date that the colony was established and the name of the current city at that location.

Additional Map Resources

Additional 13 Colony Resources

Teacher Note: Other information can be included in the data points, such as which of the three regions each colony belongs to, economics and trade, religion, etc. Do you want to customize this map to align with the things that your student’s class is studying? Use the current 13 Colonies Map as your base; edit the data points to add or delete information about each colony. See Editing a Non-Visual Digital Map from the Map Library post for details.

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