Learning about the Colonies

Our 5th graders have been having a lot of fun while learning about life in the 13 Colonies. Rather than just reading about them, the students have taken part in simulations to decide what to bring while moving to the New World. To demonstrate all they have learned, the students were required to produce an infomercial using their persuasive techniques to convince viewers to settle in a particular colony. The most popular colony to move to seems to be Pennsylvania–renowned for its religious freedom, antiwar beliefs and the fact that women can be preachers!