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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.
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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.
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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?
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