LuCKy 13…oH THe iRoNY


We previewed our new packet, Lucky 13.  The BrainPop video, Thirteen Colonies, provided a short overview of the factors (economy, society, political, and geography) that influenced the development of the 3 Colonial Regions. The video was a springboard for analyzing and interpreting a Map, Making A Living.  MAP SAMPLES may be accessed in the classroom. We also used the iPads and the BrainPop App for the Quiz.

BrainPop Thirteen Colonies


Students will use the iBooks App on the iPads or the Google Docs on the blog to interpret and analyze text and images.  Chester the Crab Comix written and illustrated by Bentley Boyd, provide engaging snapshots of people, places and events in time.  Check out his website by CLICKING HERE.

Please follow these steps when Reading for Information – Chester Comix:

1st: Preview questions/prompts. 

2nd: Look at the images ONLY. 

3rd: Do a QUICK READ

4th: Read carefully and Respond to questions/prompts.

Chester Comix by Bentley Boyd


SUMMARIZING – Ask and answer the questions, WHO? WHAT? WHERE? for each Panel with text.


Students will examine INTERACTION between the colonists and Native Americans. Use the same Comic Strip Packet ABOVE.  Focus is placed on historical thinking:

  • Compare and Contrast the ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, and GEOGRAPHIC factors of Native Americans and Colonial Society.  
  • Chronological Thinking: History is the study of people, places and events in time.  Therefore, students will analyze the cause and effect relationship between events by studying King Philip’s War.

Concepts and skills (interpreting and analyzing text and images) provide the background to understand future concepts (i.e., The French and Indian War”).

Please watch the short clip below summarizing King Philip’s War and gain a better understanding of the devastating impact of colonial settlement for the Native American tribes in New England.

Students will wrap up the inter-ACTIVE review of the Crab Walks. Strive for Accuracy by checking and editing your responses and reading directions carefully.
*Refer to the Post title, “8 Teens lied…People Died” for the handouts, video clips and lesson summary.

One thought on “LuCKy 13…oH THe iRoNY

  1. Hello Mrs. Digangi. Today in class we had a discussion about some of our thought to be corrupt government today. I totaly agree that our government is corrupt but it does not seem to affect minors. Our rights are being changed but minors are not realizing they are going away. You mentioned a case dealing with freedom of speach. Most teens would not turn on a television set to watch a court trial unless it had to do with Xbox shutting down or some other social network closing. Occupy wall street is paying attention to these cases and makes sure the government does not get too powerful. We talk about Afghanistan being a corrupt country but we never seem to think about our own country. I am glad there are orginizations keeping track of what our government does and acting if they do something wrong. This makes me feel secure so I don’t always have to keep track of corrupt court cases and chase down our government for making the wrong decisions.
    P.S I will comment on the blog a little more often now and then.

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