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Settlement Exploration: Then and Now
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This lesson is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of Jamestown in the 1600s to a future settlement of the lunar surface.
6th - 8th Science
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 plan including extension activities, additional related lessons, primary source documents, and images.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
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 Society website.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Mapping the New World Lesson Plan
Students 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
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
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
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 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
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
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