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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 Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Our Native Americans
Third graders complete a unit of lessons on Native Americans. They label maps, list resources the Native Americans used in their daily lives, create an original short story, define key vocabulary, and develop a model of something that represents a tribe.
3rd Social Studies & History 11 Views 11 Downloads
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 Society website.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 20 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
Mapping the New World Lesson Plan
Learners compare two maps of the same area from different time periods. In 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 1700s and 1800s.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Zoom In: Sioux
Second graders compare and contrast Native American groups. In this Native American history lesson, 2nd graders explore primary sources available from the Library of Congress to compare and contrast the Powhatan, the Sioux, and the Pueblo Indians.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 Jamestown Cyberhunt.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 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
Log Canoes: A Chesapeake Bay Tradition
This activity uses a question and answer format to scaffold learners 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 from the reading and then use critical thinking skills to explain their thinking about the material covered in the reading.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 30 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
New Review Colonial North America
This 54-slide PowerPoint outlines the significant events in the history of Colonial North America, beginning in 1603 with the ascendance of James I to the throne of England. Designed to accompany a lecture on this time period, the presentation could also be viewed outside of class prior to discussions and activities.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 18 Views 19 Downloads
Who was affected by North American Colonization and How?
Conduct research on various aspects of American Colonization and explore how different groups were affected, including those involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Your class will read books, write journals, participate in class discussion, make foods, play games and develop class presentations.
5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 70 Downloads
Kiskiack: Changing Architectural Landscape
Students compare and contrast the changing Native and English colonial architectural landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries. Students research and evaluate how economic technology, and the environment reflected cultural changes in the country, then write about their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads