8 Distance Learning activities that focus on the Unit 3 Topic 1: Colonies of the 17th Century: Religious Motivations topic as outlined by the Louisiana State Department of Education.

It also includes the original Interactive and Worksheet Edition Unit 3 Topic 1 – Colonies of the 17th Century – Part D

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

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Students examine and research the first colonies in the New World to understand why colonists chose to emigrate and what colonists needed to have and do to successfully establish a permanent settlement/civilization. For example, they examine the geography of North America and draw on their knowledge of the regions of the United States to understand how geography contributed to the success of the colonies. Students also make connections between the available supply of resources in the New World and the scarcity and demand of those resources in Europe to understand how trade contributed to the success of early colonies in North America.


  1. Puritan and Pilgrams
  2. Puritan Settlements
  3. Relationships with Native Americans DBQ’s
  4. Should the colonies have religious freedom?
    1. What are the major religions in the 13 colonies?
    2. What is religious freedom?
    3. What are the motivations for religious freedom?
    4. What rights were gained because of religious freedom?