Description: This app lesson will develop social studies students’ early American history background knowledge.
Instructional Objective: Students will research Spanish, French, and English colonies in the Americas, creating both a poster on one of the colonies and a compare/contrast essay analyzing the differences between the three different American colonizers.
Step 1: Students will break apart into groups of 3. Students will then be given either the Spanish, French, or English colonies as their assigned main focus colonizer. Students will then research their colonizers using the Bing app. Each student will then research the other two colonizers for the comparative essay.
Step 2: Students will collaboratively compile their research in the Google Drive app.
Step 3: Students will create a poster in Poster Lab illustrating facts about a specific colony founded in the Americas by their assigned focus colonizer.
Step 4: Students will write a compare/contrast essay using the information they researched analyzing the similarities and differences between the Spanish, French, and English colonies in the Evernote app.
Inspired by Rebecca Christine