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Can You Survive at Jamestown? WebQuest

Description: In 1601, some 105 adventures set off from England to try and establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. They settled in what is now the state of Virginia and called their colony first James Fort, and then James Towne, in honor of James I, the King of England. The early years of the colony were nearly a total disaster. Almost half of the settlers died due to poor choices in settlement location, management of resources, and quarrels with the indigenous Powhatan Indians.

Author: , Aldert Root Elementary

Lesson ID: 186

Children's Attitudes about Slavery and Women's Abolitionism as Seen through Antislavery Fairs

Description: Over two days, students examine the attitudes that children from Northern states had about slavery during the 1830s to 1860s and how abolitionists tried to change their way of thinking. They will also explore how women abolitionists used antislavery fairs to generate support for the antislavery cause. Standards 5.4.6 and 5.4.7

Author: Carla Nordstrom, History Now

Lesson ID: 1495

Class, Ethnicity and Social Geography in Early New York

Description: Select the DBQ from Day 5 of the course outline. How is Stuyvesant's New Amsterdam unique among the colonies of the period? How does it foretell the American Dream? How does New Amsterdam/New York begin to move from a colonial sideline to a center? Answer the questions provided through the primary source maps/images provided in the DBQ. Standard 5.4.5

Author: Andrew Meyers, Inventing Gotham: New York City and the American Dream

Lesson ID: 599

Convoy Up the Mississippi

Description: Simulate the activities surrounding the convoy of 1752 and the convoy itself by creating characters based upon people within the community of Kaskaskia. Running between New Orleans and the upper Illinois French communities, the convoy of "bateaux" carrying luxuries and news from Europe was the most important link between people of these rural communities and the outside world. Standard 5.4.5

Author: Illinois Museum

Lesson ID: 261

Death at Jamestown

Description: In this Internet-enhanced lesson, students act as historians and scientists investigating the mysterious deaths of the original colonists of Jamestown, the settlement founded in 1607 in what is now Virginia. Students work with historical, archaeological and climate-related evidence. They also evaluate the credibility of their sources. After forming and answering their own research questions, students evaluate a new theory proposed by Dr. Frank Hancock. Standard 5.4.1 and 5.4.2

Author: Laurel Blaine, Thirteen Ed Online

Lesson ID: 288

For Lands' Sake: George Washington as Land Surveyor

Description: Discuss the importance of land ownership and the purpose of land surveying in the eighteenth century. Read and interpret a transcript of an eighteenth-century land survey. Reflect on the significance of George Washington's early surveying career and how it contributed to his personal development. Survey an area of land and create a written or visual description of it. Construct a piece of historical fiction (for example, a journal entry, newspaper article, or letter) that demonstrates an understanding of Washington's qualifications for and interest in becoming a land surveyor. Standard 5.4.5

Author: National Portrait Gallery

Lesson ID: 414

Freedom's Journey from Jamestown;jsessionid=F2C6082B42C94780254C435A0F8C0F97.N1

Description: The promise of democracy in America began with a series of journeys. The landing at Jamestown was only the beginning of a journey that is still in progress today. This lesson examines the perspectives of those who made the voyage to Jamestown, or those who witnessed the arrival, and the struggles they faced in creating a New World. Students to explore varying cultural perspectives, their differences and similarities, and the process of acquiring freedom. After examining how our nation has evolved, students suggest where the journey of democracy will lead in the future. Standards 5.3.2, 5.4.2, and 5.4.5

Author: University of Virginia Center for Politics

Lesson ID: 1540

How did European Colonies in North America Differ?

Description: Look at colonial America from a geographic perspective. Locate the physical features of North America, the boundaries of lands controlled by the English, French, Spanish and Dutch, and explain how geography influenced claims and settlement. Describe the economic, political, and social factors that influenced the development of the colonies. Create a persuasive poster to bring immigrants for a specific colony. Standard 5.2.4, 5.3.1 and 5.4.5

Author: Council for Citizenship Education, Crossroads Curriculum

Lesson ID: 523

Interpreting Primary Sources: The Puritan Mind

Description: Using six primary sources from American colonial history, students identify the basic Puritan beliefs illustrated in them, determine what the quotations suggest about Puritan attitudes toward women and children, and decide in what ways Puritans attempted to make religion a controlling force in everyday life. They use these ideas to evaluate Puritanism. Standard 5.4.3. Useful for Advanced Placement U.S. History

Author: Digital History

Lesson ID: 1499

Jamestown Changes

Description: Study census data showing the names and occupations of early settlers of the English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, to discern how life changed in the Jamestown settlement in the first few years after it was founded. Explore Virtual Jamestown to see how these occupations influenced the development of the colony. Standard 5.4.5

Author: EDSITEment, National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson ID: 593

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