Students describe how geography influenced the decision to settle at Jamestown. They draw draw pictures illustrating the three reasons for the Jamestown site choices and share their illustrations with the class.
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Jamestown: The First Settlement
Students discover the Jamestown Colony. In this instructional activity on colonial America, students use primary resources to understand the hardships and challenges faced by the founders of Jamestown. Students work in small groups to...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
The American Revolution Introduction
Young historians create a replica of Jamestown Virginia, analyze the Mayflower Compact, practice penmanship by copying a famous quote by William Bradford, and read a great informational text on the beginnings of colonial America with a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Geograhy and early Virginia Settlement
Students describe the first permanent English settlement. They explain how geography influenced the decision to settle at Jamestown. Students discuss the settlers choices for settlement. They list 3 reasons why the colonists chose to...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History