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 Jamestown.
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The Chesapeake Bay in Captain John Smith's Time
When Captain John Smith visited the Chesapeake Bay in the summer of 1608, what types of animals and habitats did he encounter? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents to answer this question, as well as compare the...
4th - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Did Pocahontas Save John Smith's Life?
Students explore Pocahontas. In this U.S. history critical thinking lesson, students view a video clip about Pocahontas and John Smith. Students give opinions about whether they think Pocahontas really saved John Smith's life, and then...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Jamestown Settlement - Overcoming Hardship and Conflict
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 In this United States History lesson, students work in small groups to analyze historical documents from the colonist's time frame then...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
A Colony is Born : Lesson 4 - What Went Wrong?
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...
5th English Language Arts