This is a fill in the blank/video notes sheet to allow students to follow along word by word to - When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2
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.
If you want an example of this style of textmedia, feel free to download my free copy of the first U.S. History Crash Course video at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Crash-Course-Video-Notes-The-Black-Legend-Native-Americans-Spaniards-1902521
This script has been analyzed at a 1320 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.
It is also great for substitutes, extra credit, 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!
For a full mini-course that includes closer reading, text question analysis, and essay writing for this video, go to: