Students explore a timeline to learn which explorers founded Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The students will then locate the colonies on a map and learn about the influence of climate and geography on those places. Students will then learn about the cash crops that were cultivated on Southern Plantations. The lesson will also go over the economy and teach students that producing those crops took a great deal of land and labor. Students will learn about indentured servitude and slavery within the Southern Colonies. Students will explore the daily roles of men, women, and children. Lastly, they will watch a video to learn more about the government, religion, and social structure of the Southern Colonies.