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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 29 Views 102 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
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
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
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Students analyze the significance of Jamestown in the broader picture of colonization and analyze a historical document to determine the effects of previous explorations on the expectations of the Jamestown colonizers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 17 Views 60 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
Jamestown Settlement - Overcoming Hardship and Conflict
Students reflect on the hardships of the settlers and how they overcame them to build Jamestown. For this United States History lesson, students work in small groups to analyze historical documents from the colonist's time frame then discuss them with their group.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 54 Views 137 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 8 Views 37 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
Lesson 1: English-Indian Encounters
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great lesson including extension activities, additional related lessons, primary source documents, and images.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 15 Views 67 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
Learners 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 lesson, 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
Jobs in Jamestown
Students 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. Students 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