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Life of George Washington--The farmer

[Detail] Life of George Washington--The farmer

Lesson Overview

European settlement patterns were influenced by geographic conditions such as access to water, harbors, natural protection, arable land, natural resources and adequate growing season and rainfall. Examine a variety of primary sources to determine why colonists were drawn to a particular region of the country.


Students will be able to:

  • analyze, interpret, and conduct research with online primary sources;
  • examine regional differences in Colonial America;
  • determine reasons for location to a particular region; and
  • identify how colonists adapted to their environments


Time Required

  • Three classes

Recommended Grade Level

  • 6-8


  • Maps & Geography


  • The New Nation, 1783-1815


Bobbie Chase and Anna Muher