You be the Judge: English Colonies

You be the Judge: English Colonies
You be the Judge: English Colonies
You be the Judge: English Colonies
You be the Judge: English Colonies
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Do you want to turn your students into historians?! This lesson is a great addition to your Colonies unit.

"You be the Judge" requires students to use critical thinking skills and judge how successful the English were in the New World. They will read and annotate information on Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth and use historical facts to prove their opinion.

You will be given everything you need to execute this lesson, including 4 pages of text, a writing activity and a summary page. Also included, step by step teacher instructions with enrichment ideas.

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Goal: This lesson has many purposes.

-Examines the development of early English Colonies in America
Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth

-Allows students to familiarize themselves with the purpose of a thesis, therefore
developing the necessary skills of essay writing.

-Shows students how to use information from a source (in this case secondary) to
provide evidence that would support their thesis.

-Uses 3 important historical thinking skills
Argumentation, Contextualization and Synthesis

-Forces students to identify and explain their thinking process, and how it may
have changed from beginning to end of the lesson.

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8 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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