Colonial Region Activity

Riley Pratt (John) Hour 1

The 13 Colonies

Here is a Colonial Map with the 13 colonies labeled. The New England region includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The middle region includes New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Last of all the southern region includes Maryland, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.

Visit Beautiful Richmond Virginia!

Experience New York!

One of the first American Settlements! Visit Jamestown!

Visit the Colonies largest City Boston, Ma.

Mother Nature's own Savannah Georgia!

The Ohio River

Welcome to the beautiful Ohio River. The Ohio River is 981 miles in length and is the source of drinking water for over 3 million people. Over 10% of the U.S population also lives on the river. The river is also home to thousands of species of fish and wildlife.

Chesapeake Bay

Welcome to Chesapeake Bay. Did you know that Chesapeake Bay is actually a estuary, where salt water meet? The Chesapeake Bay is 200 miles in length stretching from Havre de Grace, Maryland to Virginia Beach. The bay is also very shallow, if you are 6 feet tall, you can stand in over 600,000 acres of the bay holding 18 trillion gallons of water.

1. The British wanted to establish Pennsylvania and Georgia as social experiments to see if they would thrive as colonies

2. William Penn wanted Pennsylvania to be a "haven for quakers" because the Anglicans and Puritans persecuted the Quakers. He also names it the "holy experiment"

3.New Amersterdam

4. Charles the II kept part of New Amersterdam and renamed it New York, and gave the rest, now New Jersey to two of his friends.

5. King Charles the second had a grant for land in North and South carolina, making it the first available land to the british to colonize. The colonies attracted a diverse crowd and developed North and South Carolina.