In this lesson, students will analyze documents in order to learn more about the people and their way of life at Jamestown in the 17th century.
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In this lesson, students will analyze pictures in order to learn more about some of the people important to the history of Jamestown and the Virginia colony.
In this lesson, students will analyze a picture of a Powhatan object shown on the John Smith map in order to learn more about Powhatan Indian life.
In this lesson, students will read and analyze passages and photographs in order to learn about everyday life in colonial Virginia.
In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the parent cultures of the three groups of people who came together at Jamestown--the Powhatan Indians, the English, and the Angolans--and describe similarities and differences.
In this lesson, students will compose diary entries from the perspective of Pocahontas that discuss events that affected the Powhatan Indians during her lifetime.
Students make a visual representation of Jamestown in the 17th century using the Five Themes of Geography as guidelines. Students will work in collaborative groups, with each group focusing on one of the five themes. Once complete, they will share their products with the rest of the class.
In this activity, students will watch a video explaining how and why John Smith created his map of Virginia, understanding that it was an important guide for explorers looking for resources in Virginia. Students will be able to identify the major aspects of a map (legend, scale, compass rose, etc.) and construct a map of their own neighborhood, noting important features.
In this lesson, students will analyze information about the Jamestown settlers in order to determine what goods might be essential for the trip to Jamestown.
In this lesson, students will read and analyze articles from an eighteenth-century newspaper in order to explore how a single event in one Virginia community helped to turn people against Great Britain as the Revolutionary War approached.
In this unit, students will be able to describe how tobacco was used as money, give reasons why the English colonized America, describe the processing of tobacco, and explain tobacco's significance to the institution of slavery.