Add a little rigor to your History lessons by setting your students up to think critically about History. These two lessons describe the beginnings of European colonization of the East Coast in the 1600s. In addition to learning some important facts, you can set your students up to have some critical discussions about what they have learned, using sentence frames for reasoning with evidence, making connections, and offering alternative points of view. This lesson would work well in conjunction with my Jamestown Colony interactive investment activity.
In addition, the second lesson is an integrated Reading/History (Humanities) lesson, which includes a review of Informational Text reading strategies. You can download my free Informational Text reading strategies bookmark to support this!