QR webquest activity covers the following VA SOLs 3.14ab and some 3.14c -
Complete with a buddy on ipads or other device with QR Reader
Students will use a timeline to locate and gather information
Students will use graphic features- maps and captions- to make inferences
3.14a Essential Questions:
Who lived in our local area long ago?
How did the early residents of our area live?
Where do we see the influence of these early residents today?
There were many people who lived in the local area long before European settlers came. Life long ago was different from the way we live today. We continue to use many of the names American Indians gave to our rivers and towns.
FIRST RESIDENTS OF PWC
Very little is known of these Eastern Woodland Indians
They were hunters, gatherers, and fisherman
Their homes were made of lashed stick frames covered with tree bark and are called wigwams
Dogue Indians were farmers who had a village near Occoquan
Occoquan - a population center of the Dogue Indians, English settlers moved to this river town creating several small industries including a tobacco warehouse (grist mills, saw mills, and iron forge).
Many PWC names are Indians words (Occoquan, Marumsco, Quantico, Potomac)-
3.14b Early explorers and settlers of PWC contributed to the development of the state of VA and the USA
The first English explorer to visit the local area was Captain John Smith - he explored the Potomac River in 1608 to trade with the local Indians in our area.
When was PWC created and for whom was it named?
PWC was formed out of the northern part of Stafford County in 1731. It is named for the English King George II's ten -year old son, William Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland. Prince William grew up to become a military general and war hero of England.
-I plan to create a resource for notable early residents of PWC and Cause and Effect relationships