Theme Project: Create a brochure that would attract settlers to the east coast of North America in the late 1600s or early 1700s.

1. Choose a Region Pick one of the three regions below for your brochure. Put a checkmark in the box of the region you choose.

  • New England Colonies
  • Middle Colonies
  • Southern Colonies

2. Create a Map Use an outline map to create a map of your region. Make sure to label each of the colonies in your region.

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3. Gather Facts To attract settlers to your region, your brochure will need to include information about resources, environment, and opportunities there. As you work through the unit gather facts about the region you chose. Fill in the blanks for each section below with the information you collect.

Geography: Some of the important landforms and bodies of water in my region are:

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Climate: The climate in the region is:

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Natural Resources: The natural resources found in the region are:

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People: The Native American groups in the region are:

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Other people in the region immigrated from these countries or geographic areas:

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Government: The system of government in the region is:

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Economy: The different ways in which people in the region make a living are:

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Religion: The religious beliefs of the colonists in this region are:

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Daily Life: Some interesting aspects of daily life include:

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4. Write Descriptions Write a one-paragraph description for the each of the above aspects of your region. The purpose of the brochure is to convince people to come to the region. Therefore, as your describe each aspect of the region, make sure you include how it is a benefit for the settlers there.

Check off each description as you complete it.

  • Description of geography completed
  • Description of natural resources completed
  • Description of people completed
  • Description of government completed
  • Description of economy completed
  • Description of religion completed
  • Description of daily life completed

5. Draw Pictures Create bold, strong images that will make settlers want to come to the region. Create pictures for each of the descriptions above.

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6. Create the Brochure Design a page for each aspect of your region. Give each page a title, such as “Geography” or “Daily Life.” Then arrange and paste in each description of the region and the images that go with it. You may wish to create a separate page in the front of the brochure for your map. Create a table of contents and a cover page for your brochure. Then staple the pages together. Share your brochure with your classmates.

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