In order to adequately teach any unit of study you must always embed some level of technology directly in your lessons. The Jamestown Webquest Adventure Game Lesson is not only the perfect way for you to accomplish this but will also directly complement what you are already doing in your classroom regarding the subject area.
I created this Webquest a few years ago surrounding a website (that is still in existence) that has an online children’s strategy survival game about Jamestown. From there I went ahead and developed a graphic organizer with both questions and a ranking system in which students would answer questions about how they would handle life when they first landed in Jamestown. Consider it “Survivor-Jamestown,” for the classroom.
Included with the handout are of course the URL for the website, the student version of the handout, and most importantly a teacher version which has the answers for the students’ choices. Based on their rankings their total scores can actually add up to a possible total sum, which can “predict” if they would have survived, or not in the original Jamestown. There are even silly little sayings after each numerical average based on what category you find yourself in when you add up your total numbers.
In the past when I have used this handout to assist in teaching Jamestown it has proved to be quite helpful. Students enjoy not only using the technology but also grasp on to the idea of thinking critically in a new way. This task can be done either as a pair or individually as both seem to work well. Thank you as always for looking at my curriculum products. As I have said in my other items, I stand behind everything I sell 100%. Thank you for looking.