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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 13 Views 94 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 6 Views 20 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 3 Views 3 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 3 Views 1 Download
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 10 Views 128 Downloads
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 In this United States History lesson, students work in small groups to analyze historical documents from the colonist's time frame then discuss them with their group.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 35 Views 124 Downloads
Virginia: Jamestown and Its People
Young scholars familiarize themselves with the settlement of Jamestown and practice describing objects and their use. In this Jamestown lesson plan, students listen to stories about Jamestown, complete an artifact activity, and explore the story 'The Life of Pocahontas.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 82 Downloads
The Original Survivors: Jamestown
Students examine the people who settled at Jamestown and why. They discover the hardships they encountered and how they survived. They also examine the Virginia Company of London and why they chose to send people to Jamestown.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 10 Views 53 Downloads
Jamestown Journey Part 1
Fourth graders work to solve one of the major problems facing the Jamestown settlers, the best location to settle upon arrival in Jamestown. Students discuss and review the past European and American events that lead to the colonization. Then they label a map with the best location to settle the Jamestown colony and then effectively communicate the reason for the selection.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
Jamestown Journey Part 3
Fourth graders study the economy of Jamestown. In this early settlers lesson, 4th graders read about the trade between the English and the natives in Jamestown. This lesson is part of a larger unit and coincides with the novel The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz.
4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 8 Downloads