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.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 16-30 of 150
LESSON 16: The Jamestown Settlement
LESSON 17: The Pilgrims
LESSON 18: The Puritans
LESSON 19: Salem Witchcraft Trials
LESSON 20: Jeopardy: Founding the Colonies
LESSON 21: Settlers Cross the Atlantic
LESSON 22: Slaves Come to America
LESSON 23: William Penn and the Quakers
LESSON 24: Colonial Period: The People
LESSON 25: Colonial Period: Ways of Living
LESSON 26: Colonial Period: Economy.
LESSON 27: Colonial Period: Trade and Commerce
LESSON 28: Colonial Period: Government
LESSON 29: Colonial Period Life and Times
LESSON 30: Match Game: Benjamin Franklin