Created for a middle school special education (mild/moderate) class, but I honestly think you could use this with general education students (I did a similar activity as a general education student in high school). Students were placed in groups of 3 to complete the activity (you can easily change the group sizes depending on your students' social abilities).
-brief background excerpt (new president takes over, and things get out of hand)
-students' "mission" (4 steps: map, natives description, laws/consequences, and roles)
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This is a great collection of tasks that can be used for a rainy day or substitute activity. My goal was to help students:
-think about Jamestown / America's beginning
-think about how government is formed
We used this activity for a minimum day after we learned about the Jamestown, the Continental Congress, the American Revolution, etc. We have been using United States History: Independence to 1914. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2006; ISBN 0-03-041228-5, 978-0-03-041228-8 (chapters 2 and 3 mostly relate to this lesson).
You could easily have more advanced students elaborate or relate this activity to a government / political science / social studies lesson.
Students who finish early could make a flag, create an essay on what is happening back home in America, compare and contrast their colony with the original 13 colonies, etc.
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