This is a reading/writing/history mini unit using: When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2 video.
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I have included a step-by-step Powerpoint to use, if desired.
Students will complete a textmedia video notes sheet to allow students to follow along with the video word-by-word.
I would recommend showing the video once without having students fill in the notes and then have them pause and play while they fill in the blanks of the entire document. You should play this video with the Closed Captioning on to help students see and spell the words correctly.
This script has been analyzed at a 1300 Lexile level. With that being said, this is a great way to have students read along, reread, and break down the information being provided in a unique and fun way with multimedia.
You can play and pause the video as an entire class, or have the students watch it independently while filling it in on their own computer or tablet.
After completing the textmedia video notes, students will complete a text annotation activity. They will dig deep into the text.
Once the text is annotated, students will have a list of comprehension questions to complete.
I have also included a quiz/exit ticket and a choice board for you to incorporate in the unit.
Lastly, the students will complete a step-by-step 5 paragraph essay that will summarize important details from the text.
It is also great for substitutes, extra credit, in school and out of school suspension work, or homework.
Here is the link to this CrashCourse video:
In which John Green teaches you about the (English) colonies in what is now the United States. He covers the first permanent English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, the various theocracies in Massachusetts, the feudal kingdom in Maryland, and even a bit about the spooky lost colony at Roanoke Island. What were the English doing in America, anyway? Lots of stuff. In Virginia, the colonists were largely there to make money. In Maryland, the idea was to create a colony for Catholics who wanted to be serfs of the Lords Baltimore. In Massachusetts, the Pilgrims and Puritans came to America to find a place where they could freely persecute those who didn't share their beliefs. But there was a healthy profit motive in Massachusetts as well. Profits were thin at first, and so were the colonists. Trouble growing food and trouble with the natives kept the early colonies from success. Before long though, the colonists started cultivating tobacco, which was a win for everyone involved if you ignore the lung cancer angle. So kick back, light up a smoke, and learn how America became profitable. DON'T SMOKE, THOUGH! THAT WAS A JOKE!
Turn on the captions, you'll like them!