Jamestown - A place of adventure, misery, and later, success!
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Jamestown has a story to tell and we, as history teachers, have the privilege of revealing this amazing story! Jamestown was a turbulent settlement that ultimately became successful!
Contents of 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!
**Jamestown Unit Test with answer key added 8-7-16**
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Jamestown Task Cards- 5th Grade and Higher
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