To become familiar with the people and events involved in the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in America.
1 class period
Students read a story about the Jamestown Settlement. Afterwards, the stories are collected by the teacher.
Each class member is then given a different version of the story about Jamestown. This version is different in that many key words, names, and terms are missing. Students must try to fill in the spaces with the missing words, names, and terms that correctly complete the sentences. Students can find the correct answers in a list that is provided.
This lesson can be turned into a fun contest between individual class members, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. You can also turn this into a game by dividing the class into two teams that will take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the story with them.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.