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Captain John Smith's Shallop

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Young explorers, all aboard the shallop to discover how early European explorers would navigate the American coastline to find resources, map terrain, and trade with Native American tribes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the increased efficiency of communication and trade as a result of the shallop, and then compare it to the types of transportation and technology that exist today
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is part of a larger unit on the development of the Chesapeake region as a result of early European exploration, as well as its effect on Native American tribes
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