Middle Colonies Ebook

U.S. History

Middle Colonies Economic Activity and Trade

By Janet Giel-Romo, Ed.D.

The Middle Colonies were part of the 13 colonies.

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The land was good for farming. Farmers grew wheat and corn.

2

Bread is made of wheat. The Middle Colonies were called the breadbasket colonies.

3

Farmers also had livestock. They had cows, pigs, and chickens.

4

There were forests. Lumberjacks cut down trees in the forests.

5

Wood from trees is lumber. Lumber was used to build ships.

6

There were big rivers. Boats took wood and food to other places to sell.

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There were ports. Ships took food and wood across the Atlantic Ocean to sell.

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The Middle Colonies had resources. They had good land for farming, forests, rivers, and ports for boats.

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What is circled?

A. Middle Colonies B. New England Colonies

A. Middle Colonies

What is this?

A. Farm B. Airport

A. Farm

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What is this?

A. Corn B. Wheat

B. Wheat

What is this?

A. Corn B. Wheat

A. Corn

What is bread made of?

A. Corn B. Wheat

B. Wheat

What animal is this?

A. Duck B. Chicken

B. Chicken

What animal is this?

A. Cow B. Horse

A. Cow

What animal is this?

A. Pig B. Horse

A. Pigs

Is this man a farmer?

A. Yes B. No

B. No

Is this man a lumberjack?

A. Yes B. No

A. Yes

What is this?

A. Desert B. Forest

B. Forest

What is this?

A. Stones B. Lumber

B. lumber

Where is the ship?

A. Port B. Forest

A. Port

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What were ships made of?

A. Lumber B. Stones

A. Lumber

Did the Middle Colonies have rivers?

A. Yes B. No

A. Yes

What do lumberjacks do?

A. Cook bread B. Cut down trees

A. Yes

Was lumber used to build ships?

A. Yes B. No

A. Yes

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