When your students think of the beginnings of America, they often think about the Pilgrims. You know, the God-fearing Christians who escaped the restrictive laws of the Church of England and set off for the New World to settle a land filled with heathens. The pilgrims, in a lot of people's minds, were the group of people who founded our country, who helped to establish our Christian nation. Well, is that really what happened? What settlement really holds the truth to the beginnings of "America?" Use this lesson plan to help your students discover Jamestown, Virginia and the forgotten economically based start to what is now the United States of America. Includes learning targets, objectives, activities, discussion questions, and ideas for differentiation.
Plimoth v. Jamestown: Which came first? Gold or God?
by Kate Martin
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