Students explore a timeline to learn which explorers founded New York, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and when they were founded. The students will locate the colonies on a map and learn about the influence of climate and geography. Students will learn why the MiddleColonies were nicknamed “The Breadbasket Colonies” and how the colonists earned a living to provide for their families. They will also learn about the diversity and religious tolerance in the Middle Colonies. They will watch a video to learn more about the Quaker religion. Students will explore the daily roles of men, women, and children. Lastly, they will learn about William Penn’scontributions to democratic government policies.