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Lesson 1: English-Indian Encounters

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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...
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US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War

For Students 8th - 11th
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker...
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When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and...
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World History of Colonial America 1497 - 1763

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A fast-paced history of the colonization of North America takes viewers through almost 300 years of world history in just over six minutes! The major explorations, first settlements, and claims of land made by a variety of countries are...
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Bartering in Jamestown

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore bartering. In this bartering instructional activity, students study everyday life in the Jamestown colony. Students discover how bartering was used as a way to acquire necessary supplies.
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Finding James Fort

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Welcome to Jamestown! Third and fourth graders read and analyze primary source documents about Jamestown or Fort James. They read and analyze descriptions of Fort James from primary sources. They access a website to explore more...
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Jamestown Celebrates 400th Anniversary

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students view a world map and identify the locations of England and Virginia and discuss what kinds of things they would take with them on this kind of trip. They read the words in the news box on the student page and fill in the blanks...
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Jamestown Changes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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The Settlement of the Chesapeake

For Teachers 8th - 11th
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...
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John Smith Leadership Exercise

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how in times of need the qualities of leadership automatically surface in individuals to see that necessary tasks get accomplished.
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Jamestown in Context: The Colonization of North America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students analyze the significance of Jamestown in the broader picture of colonization and analyze a historical document to determine the effects of previous explorations on the expectations of the Jamestown colonizers
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An English Colony

For Teachers 5th
Putting the colonization of Jamestown in perspective, this resource provides a quick overview of the topic. As part of a discussion of the colonies, this would be a helpful tool.
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Jamestown Colony: Who Will Survive the English Invasion of Jamestown?

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Early Settlements

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students embark on a journey through colonial times.  For this early settlement lesson, students come to understand what life was like for the settlers in the early colonies. Students research and create projects illustrating their new...
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For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine life at the Jamestown settlement. In this colonial America instructional activity, 7th graders visit the noted Web site to analyze artifacts from the settlement. Based on their findings, students write descriptive...
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Jamestown Settlement - Overcoming Hardship and Conflict

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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...
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore Pocahontas.  In this U.S. history critical thinking lesson, students view a video clip about Pocahontas and John Smith. Young scholars give opinions about whether they think Pocahontas really saved John Smith's...
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What Really Happened at Jamestown?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch video clips and research online in order to postulate why there was widespread death at Jamestown. They discuss their ideas in groups and present and justify them to the class.
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The Jamestown Newsletter

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine several websites regarding Jamestown and choose a topic for a newspaper story. They write their stories and choose pictures to accompany it. Working in small groups, they design a newsletter that incorporates all the...
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Jobs in Jamestown

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research occupations of Jamestown settlers using census data, and evaluate the data to show the needs and activities of the colony.
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A Colony is Born : Lesson 4 - What Went Wrong?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare and contrast two early colonies and make a T chart. They list examples of worked well and what did not, and significant historical events. They use higher order thinking skills by deducing how different scenarios...
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Thirteen Original Colonies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars use maps, the Internet, graphic organizers and discussion to explore the history of the Middle American Colonies. They consider how the colonies were founded and the ideas of religious freedom and self-government they...
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Meet American History Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students answer questions about US history by visiting web links to find the answers. They write their answers on a worksheet. Students who get finished early go back to the web sites they liked the best and take a virtual tour.
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The Brief American Pageant: The Planting of the English America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A series of maps illustrate the early growth of English America, which includes the Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, and Georgia colonies. Settlements such as Jamestown, Roanoke, and Charleston are labeled on the map, allowing a teacher or...