ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- The United States of America began as a set of thirteen British colonies.
- These thirteen colonies were loosely grouped into three regions with different economic foundations and lifestyles- New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, and Southern Colonies.
- The transatlantic slave trade (1619 to 1808 in the colonies) was foundational to the economy of the colonies, and generated lasting impacts in America.
- Within the colonies, frustration over the treatment of colonists by Britain ultimately escalated into war, which resulted in the establishment of the United States of America as a new and separate nation.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about colonial America, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about colonial America are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.