This engaging and fun discussion web resource will have your students actively participating in events related to the Jamestown colony. They will take on the point of view of a colonist and decide whether to stay in Jamestown or abandon the colony. Lesson plans and resources provide guidance and scaffolding for you and your students. There is an introduction reading and guiding questions, discussion cards with primary source document excerpts (each with a clear explanation in kid language) and an exit slip. There is also an extension letter writing activity with letter templates and loads of great links and resources for you to use for more background information for this lesson and beyond! Your kids will work cooperatively, be engaged in the learning and apply what they know about Jamestown in a unique way: all while delving into new information gleaned from interesting primary source documents such as letters, pictures and recorded conversations. I have done extensive research on this topic so that you don't have to! Just read the plans, organize your kids into small groups, print off the resources, and get ready for a fun learning experience!
-Detailed lesson plan
-Handout with introduction reading, guiding questions + exit slip
-4 Discussion cards with the primary source documents (on 2 sheets-print and cut in half)
-Answer Key (sample answers)
-letter templates for the extension activity
-more links for research or your own benefit
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