Before the Movie:


What do you know about the original thirteen colonies?

Where in the country were the thirteen colonies?


During the Movie (Pause Points):


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 3:53: What was the main reason why some Southern planters became very rich and powerful?

Timecode 5:45: Why did New Netherland end up with settlers from so many European countries rather than just Britain?  

Timecode 7:25: Why didn’t most people think of themselves as American colonists?


After the Movie:


In what ways did a colony’s business depend on geography?


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Regions of the Thirteen Colonies topic.


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Regions of the Thirteen Colonies Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.