13 Colonies Webquest


Your expertise is needed immediately! The local museum needs three historians to report on the 13 original colonies. The information you provide will be used in an exhibit to teach others about this era in American history. Through researching the colonization of America, you will discover the similarities and differences of the Southern, Middle and New England Colonies. For each region you will uncover the hardships that the settlers faced while creating a new life that was accepting of everyone.

After analyzing your findings, your team will create a Venn Diagram and a timeline to illustrate the colonization period.


  • Identification of the colonies in your region
  • The founders of each colony and the year it was founded
  • Descriptions of why the colonies were founded
  • Geographical characteristics of each colony
  • Venn Diagram
  • A timeline of the region



Your team will be given two grades for this project. One grade will be an individual grade for the timeline. The second will be a grade based on your work within your group on the VENN diagram.


You will have a better understanding of how the 13 original colonies were founder after completing this WebQuest. You will have learned about the three regions, religion, slavery and how to work collaboratively as a team.