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Identifying Native Americans: Powhatan, Sioux and Pueblo
Students explore Native American tribes by examining photographs. In this American Indian culture activity, students analyze images from a slide-show which presents different tribes of Native Americans which students identify. Students...
Pre-K Visual & Performing Arts
Henry Spelman: The Powhatan Indians' English Boy
Sixth graders read and analyze narrative writing by and about Henry Spelman, a boy-laborer who helped settle Jamestown. They read biographical information, discuss the harsh conditions, and write a narrative piece on Henry's experiences.
6th English Language Arts
Viriginan American Indians
Students complete a KWL chart about the American Indians using graphic organizers from websites. They read a teacher-selected book about the early Virginia American Indians and then read Becoming a Homeplace from the Virginia Historical...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Mapping the New World Lesson Plan
Learners compare two maps of the same area from different time periods. For this American History lesson, students look at two maps of the English colonies from 1636 and 1651. They discuss why the maps changed and predict maps from the...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Jamestown Colony: Who Will Survive the English Invasion of Jamestown?
5th graders will receive a brief overview of the interactions between the English, Colonists, and Native Americans during the Early Colonial Period. This presentation includes thoughtful discussion questions, images, and a link to a...
5th Social Studies & History
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...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold students comprehension of a short dialogue about the Chesapeake Bay and its tradition of log canoes. After reading the short passage, students are prompted to find three facts...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History