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Jamestown Settlement- An Active, Engaging Unit
In this unit:
Powhatan Indian Life-Culture and Basic Needs Sorting Activity
Trading with the Powhatan-Sorting Activity
Powhatan Indian Culture…From Prosperity to Crisis-Illustrating frames activity and two-column notes activity
The Rise and Fall of the Virginia Company-Timeline, Rights, Responsibilities, and Problems
Pack for Success!-What would you bring on the voyage?
Life on the Susan Constant-Information plus journal activity
Jamestown…Success or Failure Depends on Geography-What were the advantages and disadvantages of Jamestown’s location?
The Leisure of Gentlemen…Fair or Not Fair?-Persuasive Paragraphs Activity
We are Starved…The Jamestown Starving Time-Information and newspaper article activity
The Starving Time…A Quote from George Percy-Use this primary source quote to learn more about the Starving Time.
The Jamestown Starving Time…What Could You Eat?-sorting activity
Jamestown Starving Time Simulation-Activity and Response Sheet
Jamestown Jigsaw Activity-Students will discover the hardships, successes, and life stories of John Smith, John Rolfe, Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas, Henry Spelman, and Angela. They will discuss the contributions each of these individuals made to the settlement of Jamestown.
The Ladies of Jamestown-Information and highlight reel activity
The Ladies of Jamestown-Wanted: Wives for Jamestown Settlers Poster Activity-Create a poster advertisement that will draw the attention of young ladies who meet the qualifications required by the Virginia Company.
Tobacco…as Precious as Gold? The importance of tobacco at Jamestown-Information and activities
A Blend of 3 Cultures-How did the Powhatan, English settlers, and slaves interact?-Venn Diagram activity
Jamestown Review Scoot Game-This game is perfect for the review of information learned in the Jamestown unit. Students will be up and moving during this game. It’s definitely a student favorite!
**Unit test with answer key added 8-7-16**
Jamestown Task Cards- 5th Grade and Higher
Description of these task cards:
These quotes are directly from primary source documents concerning Jamestown. Very few words have been changed to aid understanding.
In my classroom, I break students into group of 3-4. Each group receives a Response Sheet. I hand 3 task cards to each group. I remind them to match the task card number with the number on the response sheet. I ask students to bring the cards, when they are finished with them, to a central location and choose new cards. I expect each group to answer each task card.
Task cards 1-10: Powhatan Indians-taken from various primary source quotations
Task cards 11-24: Interactions and Life at Jamestown-taken from various primary source quotations
Task cards 25-32: Laws of Jamestown-taken from Articles, Lawes, and Orders, Divine, Politique, and Martiall for the Colony in Virginea: first established by Sir Thomas Gates Knight, Lieutenant Generall, the 24. of May 1610
Jamestown Activity Pack
Contents of this activity pack:
* Jamestown Review Layer Book
* Jamestown Group Discussion
* Who Am I? Activity Sheet
* Jamestown/Powhatan Indians Practice Test (This test is perfect for standardized test review and contains several primary source questions.)
Virginia's House of Burgesses: Lesson and Interactive Notebook Activity
This lesson is ready to print and go! If your students do not use interactive notebooks, it's ok! Just ask your students to use notebook paper or construction paper to glue the tabs and answer the questions.
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