This is a fun play written to introduce students to the Jamestown story. There 18 parts so this play can be used in a general education or inclusion class setting. This activity is suitable for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade and it supports the Virginia history standards and Common Core. It is also suitable for the language arts teacher or special education class. Short easy parts have been written into the skit and can be used to differentiate for special needs or ELL/ESL students. Realistic photos, drawings, and/or paintings have been included to facilitate comprehension of the Jamestown story. It should be noted that great care has been taken to include factual information which is supported by past as well as recent archeological finds and colonial diaries. This skit was just recently updated this past summer and includes new information from Jamestown primary sources. Character names and their jobs were taken from the Jamestown manifest and other primary sources. I have included two different endings, one depicts the facts that the settlers resorted to cannibalism during the Starving Time, and the other omits this information allowing the teacher to choose the story ending which best suits the class and grade level. There is more information in this play than in your current history text, because of the recent archeological findings at the Jamestown archeological site in 2015.
Additional Jamestown Resources You May Wish to Consider:
Everything Jamestown: Photo Writing Prompts
Jamestown Unit for the Inclusion Classroom
Jamestown Unit for the Inclusion Class Contains both the Powhatan Indian Writing Prompts, the Everything Jamestown Photo Writing Prompts, and includes over 300 pages of instructional materials to include closed notes, activities, study guides, 9 foldables, the Powhatan assessments, and much, much, more! This unit will keep your children busy for 6 weeks! Included are modified activities for your ESL/ELL learners and special needs students.
Jamestown Unit Bundle 4 Favorite Jamestown Activities (BONUS: Roanoke Skit)
Jamestown Social Studies Assessment: Hardship of the Settlers
Jamestown Unit Bundle 1 Foldables
Roanoke and Jamestown: Using Primary Resources to Learn about the Past
Jamestown Hardships: A Cut and Paste Activity
Powhatan Indian Unit
Powhatan Indians Unit Bundle