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Students examine how the Jamestown settlement changed the first few years after it was founded. They take a virtual field trip of Jamestown, read primary source documents, discuss census information, and write a summary of changes in Jamestown.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 24 Views 99 Downloads
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 53 Views 258 Downloads
The Settlement of Jamestown and the Pocahontas Story
Use the post reading strategy of "cloze reading" to assess your fourth graders' understanding of Jamestown and Pocahontas. The lesson includes a presentation to show your class, as well as the directions for a final assessment using Cloze.
4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 36 Downloads
Jamestown in Context: The Colonization of North America
Students analyze the significance of Jamestown in the broader picture of colonization and analyze a historical document to determine the effects of previous explorations on the expectations of the Jamestown colonizers
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 59 Downloads
Finding James Fort
Welcome to Jamestown! Third and fourth graders read and analyze primary source documents about Jamestown or Fort James. They read and analyze descriptions of Fort James from primary sources. They access a website to explore more information and complete an associated worksheet.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 5 Views 26 Downloads
When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and Massachusetts.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Jamestown Settlement - Overcoming Hardship and Conflict
Students reflect on the hardships of the settlers and how they overcame them to build Jamestown. In this United States History instructional activity, students work in small groups to analyze historical documents from the colonist's time frame then discuss them with their group.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 51 Views 136 Downloads
Settlement Exploration: Then and Now
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This instructional activity is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of Jamestown in the 1600s to a future settlement of the lunar surface.
6th - 8th Science 20 Views 109 Downloads
The Settlement of the Chesapeake
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address with your history students.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 58 Downloads
Tenth graders study census data showing the names and occupations of early settlers of the English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, to discern how life changed in the Jamestown settlement in the first few years after it was founded.
10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 21 Downloads
Jamestown Fort: Finding History
Students identify artifacts discovered from the exploration of the Jamestown fort in order to help them create a short fictional account about the lives of Jamestown's first inhabitants. In this history instructional activity, students research the founding date of Jamestown, artifacts that have been recovered from the sight, and the design of the town.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads
The Jamestown Colony
In this Jamestown Colony learning exercise, students read a 2 page article on the colony, answer 3 questions with multiple choice answers, fill in 5 blanks to complete 5 facts and determine if 3 statements are true or false.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 67 Views 433 Downloads
Jobs in Jamestown
Young scholars research data on Jamestown settlers in order to learn about the daily life and events in the colony. In this investigative history lesson, students work in groups to analyze the results of the Jamestown census. Young scholars take on a job assignment and decide the importance of their occupation within the Jamestown community.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 3 Downloads
Jamestown Colonies and the Powhatan Indians
Eighth graders discuss the Jamestown colony and the Powhatan Indians. In this colonial history lesson, 8th graders talk about conflicts between the Native Americans and the colonists. They read a biography about Pocahontas to help them understand her relationship with John Smith.
8th Social Studies & History 25 Views 140 Downloads
Jamestown Celebrates 400th Anniversary
Students view a world map and identify the locations of England and Virginia and discuss what kinds of things they would take with them on this kind of trip. They read the words in the news box on the student page and fill in the blanks using the words.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads