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The Wedding of Pocahontas and John Rolfe
Explore European settlers by researching the history of Virginia. In this Native American history lesson, students identify the famous American Indian Princess named Pocahontas, her relationship with John Smith, and her marriage to fellow colonist John Rolfe.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 35 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
Did Pocahontas Save John Smith's Life?
Students explore Pocahontas. In this U.S. history critical thinking lesson, students view a video clip about Pocahontas and John Smith. Students give opinions about whether they think Pocahontas really saved John Smith's life, and then review various historical accounts of the story as primary and secondary sources.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 75 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
American Biography: Pocahontas, Life in a Box, Colonial Timeline, Pathfinder
Fourth graders research the life and accomplishments of Pocahontas. In this historical figures lesson, 4th graders explore primary sources available from the Library of Congress regarding colonial Virginia and determine how Pocahontas worked to preserve her community in the face of great change.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 14 Downloads
Historical Inaccuracies in Movies - The Pocahontas Myth
What parts of the story of Pocahontas are myths, and what parts are historically accurate? Middle schoolers will begin to recognize that historical events in movies are not always correct. They compare and contrast the true story of Pocahontas and the myth.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 57 Downloads
The Pocahontas Myth
Students compose an essay comparing the Disney version of the Pocahontas story to the facts of the actual story. Students research both versions of Pocahontas. Students utilize Inspiration software/Venn diagrams, word processing and various search engines on the Internet.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads
Students, after studying about Pocahontas, identify ways they can deal fairly with others. Given various scenarios, students demonstrate proper social skills. They describe their contributions of peace to their family, school and community.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 7 Views 23 Downloads
Pocahontas Story: English Settlers and Powhatan, Jamestown, Virginia
Students examine the story of Pocahontas. In this early American history lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to gather clues about the interactions between the English settlers and the Native Americans. The activities are differentiated to address a diverse class with varying levels of background knowledge and reading proficiency.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 28 Downloads
Jamestown Journey Part 4
Fourth graders review their prior knowledge from the previous lessons of this unit on Jamestown. After reading a novel, they examine and discuss the life of Pocahontas. Using the internet, they answer comprehension questions and write a descriptive letter about her life.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 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 26 Views 140 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 4 Views 8 Downloads
Will the Real Pocahontas Please Stand Up?
Students explore the life of Pocahontas and Powhatan Indians. After studying information on a given website, students compare and contrast what they read about Pocahontas and what they previously thought of her. They explore life in a Powhatan village and watch the Disney movie, "Pocahontas.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 36 Downloads
Students identify how Pocahontas contributed to the common good. For this philanthropy lesson, students read a selection about Pocahontas and identify ways that she was philanthropic. Students role play an action that Pocahontas took that benefited the common good.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 25 Downloads
Zoom-In: Famous Women in US History- Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks
Third graders consider famous women in history. In this notable women lesson, students watch a slide show about Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks. Students will complete a worksheet and discuss how these women have been important figures in American history.
3rd Social Studies & History 5 Views 14 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 9 Views 42 Downloads