Jamestown Colony - Lesson 1: Understanding Primary Source Documents DBQ

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Here you will find the 1st lesson in the Jamestown Colony Unit focusing on Understanding Primary Source Documents. The lesson uses primary source documents from the era and provides students with an opportunity to interact with the documents in a DBQ based activities and analyze how these documents connect us to both the past and to the future.

All Easy Lit History Units by Cori Beckett have been both teacher and student tested across a variety of classrooms and within a diverse population of learners. Unlike many lesson guides and teacher units which have been written be individuals who have never been in a classroom or haven’t been in a classroom in years, be assured that all of these lessons are written out of the personal need of a teacher currently in the classroom. All lessons are engaging for the students and practical and simple for the teacher.

Each unit is Common Core Aligned. All units contain teacher background, student reading material, student worksheets, and primary source documents for use in the classroom. Student study worksheets may be easily used as a study guide for the student or a quick mini-quiz for the teacher. Unlike other commercially available products found on-line or in teacher supply stores, each Easy Lit Unit focuses on a specific reading skill throughout the course of the unit. This unique feature allows teachers to intensely target a key high-leverage reading strategy.

Other Lessons In This Unit Series
Lesson 1 - What is a Source?
Lesson 2 - Understanding English Society in Early 1600’s
Lesson 3 - The Roanoke Mystery
Lesson 4 - The Virginia Company of London & The Royal Charter
Lesson 5 - Voyage to Jamestown
Lesson 6 - Establishing a Colony (The First Charter 1606-1608)

Coming Soon
Lesson 7 – Early Government (The Second Charter Part 1)
Lesson 8 – The Starving Time (The Second Charter Part 2)
Lesson 9 - Indian Relations with the English
Lesson 10 - Women in the Colony
Lesson 11 - Indentured Service
Lesson 12 - Slavery in Jamestown
Lesson 13 - Expansion of the Colony – Green Gold (The Third Charter)
Lesson 14 - Expansion of the Colony – Emigration
Lesson 15 - Decline of Jamestown ~ Relocation of the Capital
Lesson 16 - Archeological Recovery of Jamestown

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