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Jamestown

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read literature that explains several reasons the Virginia Company was established. In this history lesson plan, 5th graders use different learning styles; interpersonal, artistic, logical, visual, and auditory to...
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Leadership in Jamestown

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students formulate criteria for leadership based on evaluation of Jamestown's leaders, and identify origins, compositions, and goals of the Virginia Company.
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The Jamestown Colony

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Jamestown Colony activity, students read a 2 page article on the colony, answer 3 questions with multiple choice answers, fill in 5 blanks to complete 5 facts and determine if 3 statements are true or false.
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Jamestown

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the Jamestown settlement and examine life in the colonies from 1607-1610. They explore websites, develop a timeline, select two settlers to research, and write three letters written from the point of view of their...
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The Powhatan Indians' English Boy

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write a historical fiction narrative. In this interdisciplinary lesson, 6th graders read the historical fiction Henry Spelman: The Powhatan Indians' English Boy. Students write a piece from the point of view of the main...
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VS.3c

For Teachers All
Students examine the settling of the Jamestown settlement and the importance of the Virginia Company of London. Students actively engage in various role-playing activities
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The Carlyle House and Gadsby Tavern

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders tour the Carlyle House and Gadsby Tavern while working on worksheets covering both places. They are to write an essay and thank you notes to finish the instructional activity.
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Women Of Jamestown Lesson Plan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To better understand the role women played in early 17th century US history, class members examine the National Women's History Museum's online exhibit, Building the New World: the Women of Jamestown Settlement. After studying the 11...
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The Settlement of New England

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A thorough exploration of the Puritan Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents. The presentation differentiates the philosophies of...
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The Settlement of the Chesapeake

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Focusing on the Virginia and Maryland settlements in the 1600's, this presentation is a complete and thorough resource during a unit on Colonial America. It includes pictures, maps, and interesting discussion points for you to address...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
This 54-slide PowerPoint outlines the significant events in the history of Colonial North America, beginning in 1603 with the ascendance of James I to the throne of England. Designed to accompany a lecture on this time period, the...
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Disney's Pocahontas: Fact or Fiction?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Did you know that Pocahontas was 12 when Jamestown was established? Did you know that she later married John Rolfe? Did you know that she lived in London for two years? Did you know that she died of small pox? Class members study the...
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John Smith Map Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders answer questions about John Smith, and also they figure out what was necessary are needed for surviival. Students are given a replica of Smith's 1612 map, they then answer questions using the map as their resource. ...
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Reasons for English Colonization

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explain the reason for English colonization. They review the reasons for the colonization and settlement in Virginia and trace the route from England to Virginia through the Chesapeake Bay to Jamestown on a map.
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The Jamestown Colonies

For Students 8th - 12th
In this colonial American worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about the Jamestown Colony and then respond to 5 short answer questions about the selection.
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VA History Mini-quiz -- Jamestown and Charters

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Virginia history worksheet, students examine their knowledge of Jamestown and its charters for settlement as they answer 15 multiple choice questions.
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Literature and Thought of the American Colonies

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze works by John Donne and Thomas Heriot. For this Colonial America lesson, 11th graders examine pieces of literature, documents, and video clips to identify the issues regarding religion in the colonies. Student...
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Leadership in Jamestown

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students formulate the criteria for leadership in the Jamestown colony in order to develop understanding of early U.S. government. In this history lesson, students read an article about leadership in this colony and rate each leader by...
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Overcoming Problems: John Smith

For Students 4th - 8th
In this John Smith learning exercise, students read a one page article about the problems John Smith faced in the 1600's. Students complete 7 short answer questions about the article.
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Overcoming Problems: John Smith

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this John Smith worksheet, students read a 1 1/2 page passage about the history of John Smith and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 7 questions.
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"You Shall Do Your Best Endeavor" - Working With Primary Documents

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read and interpret primary source documents regarding historic Jamestown. In small groups, they read the primary documents, answer questions, and view online maps of Jamestown Island and Virginia.
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Henry Spelman: The Powhatan Indians' English Boy

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read and analyze narrative writing by and about Henry Spelman, a boy-laborer who helped settle Jamestown. They read biographical information, discuss the harsh conditions, and write a narrative piece on Henry's experiences.

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