Lesson Plan

From the first settlers in Jamestown to the first shots at Lexington, American colonists set up their own governments. How did colonial government take shape and what exactly did it look like? In this lesson, students explore how colonial government was both similar to and different from government in Britain and how it influenced the government we have today. 

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Colonial Beginnings- Colonial Government Lesson Plan - Reading
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Colonial Beginnings - Colonial Government Lesson Plan- Compare and Contrast US and British Governments

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