Janet Russeau
Technology Applications Specialist

Colonial South News

Project Published 8/22/11 Last updated on 2/28/20
In this unit, grouped students read background information and study historical maps about the Southern colonies in North America dating from 1585-1763. They will plan and develop a news show, using digital video/audio technologies, to highlight important events, and conduct interviews with fellow classmates posing as colonial settlers and Native American Indians. This unit works towards standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and 21st Century technology skills.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

  • Adobe Premiere Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your videos.

Age Levels
Content Standards
Custom Standards

5‑U2.1.1Describe significant developments in the Southern colonies, including:

  • Patterns of settlement and control including the impact of geography (landforms and climate) on settlement (National Geography Standard 12, p. 167)
  • Establishment of Jamestown (National Geography Standard 4, p. 150)
  • Development of one-crop economies (plantation land use and growing season for rice in Carolinas and tobacco in Virginia) (National Geography Standard 11, p. 164)
  • Relationships with American Indians (e.g., Powhatan) (National Geography Standard 10, p. 162)
  • Development of colonial representative assemblies (House of Burgesses) (National Geography Standard 5, p. 152)
  • Development of slavery
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
  • Video Camera
  • Computer with Photoshop/Photoshop Elements, Premiere Pro/Premiere Elements, and Soundbooth Installed
  • Computer with internet access to conduct research, complete charts, write script, develop storyboard, and other tasks
  • Microphone to record audio
  • Internet resources to gather data and multimedia (e.g., video, images, music, etc.) for project inclusion
CC License
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