12 Distance Learning activities that focus on the Unit 2 Topic 2: Interactions Between Groups  topic as outlined by the Louisiana State Department of Education.

It also includes the original Interactive Notebook and Worksheet Edition Unit 2 Topic 2 – American Colonies – Part A

This version can be used in both Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

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  • 4.2.3 – Explain the voluntary migration of people and its significance in the development of the boundaries of the United States.
  • 4.5.2 – Analyze how physical characteristics of a region shape its economic development
  • 4.5.3 – Identify and explain how the physical characteristics of a region influenced human settlement.
  • Explain the reasons for the establishment of the Jamestown and Plymouth colonies (Jamestown was an economic venture for England, Plymouth was established by families who wanted religious freedom).
  • Compare and contrast the climate and geographic features of Jamestown and Plymouth.
  • Explain how life was different for colonists in the Jamestown and Plymouth colonies.
  • Explain how geography and climate affected the survival of colonists.
  • Explain how colonists interacted with Native American people to help ensure colonist survival
  • How did the colonists’ reasons for migrating influence where they chose to settle?
  • How did geography influence life and economic activities in the colonies?


● Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint versions of all the activities.
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● Teacher guides and answer documents.


  1. Reasons for the establishment of settlements
  2. Geography and Climate of Jamestown
  3. Geography and Climate of Plymouth
  4. Compare and Contrast the Geography and Climate of the colonies.
  5. Test Prep (Google Forms Only)
  6. How did Geography and climate impact the survival of the Colonists
  7. How did the colonists’ reasons for migrating influence where they chose to settle?
  8. How was life different between the two colonies?
  9. How did colonists interact with the Native Americans?
  10. How did Native Americans help the colonists survive?
  11. Compare and contrast the viewpoints of Native Americans and English Colonist.
  12. Item Set (Google Forms Only)