Native Americans of the Chesapeake Bay: Using Primary vs. Secondary Sources

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Discover the rich Native American culture that existed at the time of early European exploration into the Chesapeake region through analysis of several primary and secondary sources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before beginning the lesson, consider discussing the concept of culture as a whole, using your own culture as an example. Have students list items or practices that they believe reflect their culture, so that they can better empathize with the information they are about to encounter
Classroom Considerations

  • This lesson is part of a larger unit designed to teach students about the impact of John Smith's arrival to the Chesapeake Bay region, including the natural resources that were sought and the types of technology that were utilized

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  • All primary and secondary source materials included

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