Research Features of Your Region
Each of the early settlements were influenced by their geography. Many Jamestown colonists died in the first years because the water near the settlement was too salty. The colonists in New Amsterdam benefitted from the natural harbor near their location and their access to the Hudson River as an easy trade route.
Now research the geography of the location of your new settlement and reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of the location as you explore the slideshow below.
Geography of the Region
Discuss with your classmates the key advantages and disadvantages of the geography near your proposed settlement. Take notes on the decision trees on pages 5 – 6 of your portfolio.