Why was farming so important in the southern colonies?/em Primary sources offer a glimpse into what life was like in the southern colonies! Students analyze primary sources with informational text to explore the formation of colonies and the plantation system in the South. Features images and documents with explanatory captions and vocabulary Builds literacy skills and Social Studies content knowledge Leveled content is accessible to every type of learner Aligned to C3 Framework Copyright 2017. Middle school. 32 pages. Book Download: PDF. Print Book: Softcover. 7 x 9 inches.