Jamestown Ship Simulation and Reader's Theater from Blood on the River

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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This lesson plan includes a dynamic lesson for how to have a class simulation of the sailing of the Susan Constant, Discovery, and Godspeed. Your students will love seeing how big the ships really were that started the first permanent English settlement in America! Your class can recreate the ships outside with sidewalk chalk!

This lesson plan includes:
-Detailed plans for how to create your simulation
-Primary and Secondary Sources that are from Jamestown
-Measurements for all three ships
-Reader's Theater from the book "Blood on the River"
-Additional ideas of what you can do in your ships

**Here is a blog post about how you can take this lesson and vamp it up a bit by adding a 3-D element to your ships with dowel rods and streamers: http://acraftyteacher.blogspot.com/2013/10/jamestown-ship-build.html
Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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