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For this lesson, students investigate why the Jamestown settlers died so quickly when they settled in Virginia. The weigh the reliability of 4 different theories and analyze the evidence associated with those theories. There is a graphic organizer and an exit ticket already provided for easy analysis. There are also three pages of interactive doodle notes to help students understand the historical information, including Pocahontas, John Smith, the reasons for settlement, and the influence of tobacco.
This lesson is really fun and interactive and will get your students talking! Cooperative learning, critical thinking, and formative assessment!
The lesson is linked to NYS Social Studies Standards, but you could easily cut and paste in your own standards for your state.
NYS Framework Standards:
7.2c.1 - Students will investigate the reasons for colonization and the role of geography in the development of each colonial region.
This zip file includes a PDF version, a PowerPoint version, and a link to a Google Slides version. Both the PowerPoint and the Google Slides versions are fully EDITABLE.
If you like this resource, check out my other resources in this unit!
The First Americans - “First Peoples”
Native American Cultural Areas
Exploration and Encounter (Doodle Notes)
The Columbian Exchange
The English vs. the Wampanoag
The First Jamestown Settlers
Columbus Day Debate
The Meeting of Three Worlds - Review and Assessment
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