NAME DATE CLASS Guided Reading netw rks Life in the American Colonies Lesson 1 Colonial Economy ESSENTIAL QUESTION How does geography influence the way people live? Making a Living in the Colonies Listing The first column below lists the three main regions of Colonial America. Write three facts about farming in each region in the second column. Colonial America 1. New England Colonies Facts a. b. c. 2. Middle Colonies a. b. c. a. b. c. 4. Describing Write three sentences that describe industry in each region of Colonial America. Copyright by The McGraw-Hill Companies. 3. Southern Colonies NAME DATE Guided Reading Cont. CLASS netw rks Life in the American Colonies 5. Identifying Give three examples of cash crops grown in the colonies. 6. Analyzing What gave the Middle Colonies a cultural diversity not found in New England? The Growth of Slavery 7. Explaining Why did Southern planters begin to use enslaved Africans to work in the fields? 8. Specifying Use the graphic organizer to describe the three steps in the triangular trade between England, West Africa, and the colonies in America. For each step in the route, be sure to include what the ships were carrying and the purpose. Copyright by The McGraw-Hill Companies. NAME Guided Reading DATE Cont. CLASS netw rks Life in the American Colonies Copyright by The McGraw-Hill Companies. NAME DATE Guided Reading Cont. CLASS netw rks Life in the American Colonies 9. Assessing What made the Middle Passage such a terrible ordeal for the enslaved Africans? 10. Analyzing How did slave codes govern the behavior of enslaved people? Copyright by The McGraw-Hill Companies.