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John Smith’s Map of the Chesapeake Bay

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Young geographers travel back through time with primary source and map analysis and envision Captain John Smith's arrival at the Chesapeake Bay. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • As part of a larger series of lessons, pupils should have an understanding of several concepts prior to beginning this lesson, such as the effect of European exploration on natural resources, interactions with Native American tribes, the the purpose of a shallop
  • Great way to practice analyzing distinct primary and secondary sources on the same topic
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