Central Question: Was there a common experience for women in colonial North America? 

Timucua people planting corn or beans. Florida, United States. From the Library of Congress.

U.S. History Investigation 1

Students learn about the ways that race, class, and gender intersected and influenced a person’s access to power and opportunity in colonial North America. After reading and analyzing a collection of sources, students will use evidence and reasoning to construct an argument and counterargument about whether and how women had a common experience in colonial America.

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Materials Accommodated for Language Learners
Note: The Spanish investigations are from earlier work and do not match other versions of this investigation at this time.


Standards Alignment

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Literacy in History/Social Studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1-8.2, 8.4-8.7
ELA Reading: Information Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1-8.2, 8.4, 8.5-8.6, 8.8-8.9
ELA Writing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1, 8.4-8.5, 8.7-8.10
ELA Speaking & Listening

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Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8.
Dimension 2: D2.Civ.1.6-8.-3.6-8, D2.Civ.6.6-8, D2.Geo.4.6-8, D2.Geo.8.6-8, D2.His.1.6-8-2.6-8, D2.His.4.6-8.-6.6-8, D2.His.10.6-8, D2.His.13.6-8, D2.His.16.6-8.
Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8-4.6-8.
Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8-5.6-8., D4.8.6-8.

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