**THIS ASSIGNMENT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS. IT DISCUSSES EVIDENCE OF CANNIBALISM AT JAMESTOWN
This product contains 10 questions I created to accompany an article that National Geographic published about cannibalism in Jamestown. The article shows the desperation the colonists faced during the 'Starving Time'. I included a transcript of the article that you can print to go with my questions. I also included a link to the actual article on National Geographic's website. The link is in the title of the transcript. I included the transcript of the article because my students annotate the text to find the answers to the questions. The questions can be used along with the website if your students do not need a hard copy of the article. It is an excellent way to combine History, Language Arts and Science.
Included in this purchase:
-Questions for the article
-2 page transcript of the article (included as a courtesy for you, also includes link to the online article)
-4 Images of the young colonist, Jane
The article discusses the remains of a young girl whose remains were found at Jamestown during an excavation. The girl's remains showed strong evidence of cannibalism, which proves how terrible conditions became at the colony during, 'The Starving Time'. The young girl's identity is unknown, however, researchers named her, 'Jane'.
I have also included pictures of a 3-D image that was created based on the facial bones of the girl. This image allows us to see what Jane likely looked like. Also included are 2 pictures of her actual skull, including knife markings.
I use this article with my 8th graders and they really get into the story. While it is gruesome, it holds their attention; even my struggling readers. My kids really get a kick out of seeing what 'Jane' looked like.
If you'd like to extend the assignment, you could have students write a diary or journal entries from the perspective of Jane during her time at Jamestown before her death.
This assignment is great to use just before showing the 'Jamestown: Against All Odds' video. Be sure to checkout my other products in My Little Teacher Store for video question to the video.
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