Chapter 3

Life in Colonial America

England established thirteen colonies along the Atlantic coast with a variety of lifestyles. Geographic differences led to the emergence of three distinct regions: New England, the Middle Atlantic, and the Southern colonies. Differences were based on the physical characteristics of

their environment, religious beliefs, the origins of the colonists, the presence of slaves, and different ways of earning a living.

Video Lessons

Click on  links below to watch the informational lectures that we use in class beofre we dive into deeper understanding of the content. The notes are also there to help guide questions about the information.


The videos are to help you understand the content BEFORE diving deeper in our Google class. You can also access them in the classroom as well as on here.

Guided Notes

These are Cornell Notes that will guide you to a deeper understanding as well as a section for questions and a summary that will be asked in class.