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  1. Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina The Southern Colonies California - History/Social Science 5.4 Students understand the political, religious, social, and economic institutions that evolved in the colonial era. California – English/Language Arts 1.0. WORD ANALYSIS, FLUENCY, AND SYSTEMATIC VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT: Students use their knowledge of word origins and word relationships, as well as historical and literary context clues, both to determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words.

  2. Background Information • Some Southern Colonies were settled for religious reasons, but most were settled for economic opportunity. • Early settlers found that the land in the Southern Colonies was good for growing cash crops (tobacco plants, indigo, rice). • So much help was needed to grow these crops that slavery became institutionalized . • Planters, overseers, and slaves lived on large plantations. • Due to the large agricultural production in the Southern Colonies and its dependence on African slaves, the Southern Colonies were part of the triangular trade routes.

  3. Key Vocabulary Economic Opportunity Graphic Organizer: Use the picture and the examples that you were given to explain economic opportunity in your own words. Be sure to write down your description on your vocabulary page. Sample Sentence: Some Southern Colonies were settled for religious reasons, but most were settled for economic opportunity.

  4. Economic Opportunity Definition Check how well your predicted definition matches the actual definition for economic opportunity. Economic Opportunity is the chance to earn more money to make a better life. With a partner, come up with a motion for economic opportunity. Think about how you can show the meaning of the word just using your hands.

  5. Key Vocabulary Cash Crops Sample Sentence: Early settlers found that the land in the Southern Colonies was good for growing cash crops (tobacco plants, indigo, rice). Use the picture and the examples that you were given to explain cash crops in your own words. Be sure to write down your description on your vocabulary page.

  6. Cash Crops Definition Check how well your predicted definition matches the actual definition for cash crops. Cash Crops are crops that grow well in certain areas and, when sold, provide their planters with large sums of money. With a partner, come up with a motion for cash crops. Think about how you can show the meaning of the word just using your hands.

  7. Key Vocabulary Institutionalized Use the picture and the examples that you were given to explain institutionalized in your own words. Be sure to write down your description on your vocabulary page. Sample Sentence: So much help was needed to grow these crops that slavery became institutionalized.

  8. Institutionalized Definition Check how well your predicted definition matches the actual definition for institutionalized. Something that is insitutionalized is a part of everyday life and law. Take a moment to think about some things that have been institutionalized in your everyday life. Talk about them with a partner. How many can you think of?

  9. Key Vocabulary Overseer Plantation Planter Use the picture and the examples that you were given to explain plantation, planter, and overseerin your own words. Be sure to write down your description on your vocabulary page. Sample Sentence: Planters, overseers, and slaves lived on large plantations.

  10. Plantation, Planter, and OverseerDefinitions Check how well your predicted definition matches the actual definition for plantation,planter,and overseer. Plantation – A large estate or farm on which crops are raised Planter – Plantation owners who often became very rich Overseer – White men hired by the wealthy planters to watch over the slaves while they worked Think and Talk – Why do you think that all of these words are on the same slide? Hint – What is the common thread running throughout these words?

  11. Key Vocabulary Triangular Trade Routes Sample Sentence: Due to the large agricultural production in the Southern Colonies and its dependence on African slaves, the Southern Colonies were part of the triangular trade routes. Use the picture and the examples that you were given to explain triangular trade routes in your own words. Be sure to write down your description on your vocabulary page.

  12. Triangular Trade Routes Definition Check how well your predicted definition matches the actual definition for triangular trade routes. Triangular Trade Routes – pathway across the Atlantic Ocean between North America, Africa, and Europe in which goods, including slaves, were exchanged Look back at the map showing triangular trade routes. Why do you think that these pathways are called triangular trade routes?

  13. Put on Your SPECtacles Using the cut out word cards that you have, please categorize your new vocabulary words under social, political, economic, or cultural. Be prepared to share WHY you chose to put your word cards where you did! Example: Social: Political: Economic : Cultural: Cash Crops I choose to put the words cash crops under the word economic, because cash crops refer to money.

  14. Sample Vocabulary Graphic Organizer