Indentured Servant & Native American Primary Source Reading Worksheet

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Students of History
Grade Levels
4th - 10th
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Jamestown Indentured Servant Primary Source Reading Worksheet

This fantastic primary source reading tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who indentured himself to go to Jamestown colony in 1609. However, soon after arriving, he was sold to the Powhatan Indians by John Smith. While there, the young man experienced countless amazing events and described how dangerous the New World really was.

This is a fantastic story to use in class or for homework during a unit on Jamestown, American Indians, or early US History. It is written in an lively style that will engage readers and help them gain insight into both Native American life and Jamestown.

Following the reading is a set of comprehension questions and an included answer key.

An editable Google Docs version of the reading and worksheet is included as well!

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3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.


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