Jamestown Unit

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5th - 6th, Homeschool
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Jamestown - A place of adventure, misery, and later, success!

Are you looking for engaging activities and materials to use during your Jamestown unit? This is the perfect product for you!

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**

Click here to see my Jamestown Vocabulary Review Activities. This review resource fits perfectly with my Jamestown Unit :)

Check out this PowerPoint: A Visit to Jamestown: PowerPoint

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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