History of Jamestown Lesson Two Essential Question: What significance did the early settlement of Jamestown have in American History? Objective: The students will interpret the importance of the Jamestown settlement’s struggle and success. Also how the colonists’ settlement impacted the Native Americans. Social Studies CCO II 1C, IF Technology Competency VII Resources: • Harcourt Brace textbook pages 152-154 • History Alive pages 61-62 • A History of US book 2, pages 26-30 • Nat’l Geographic Society’s: Colonial America overheads 6,7,8,11,12 (These are visuals of Jamestown scenes, other resources may be used instead.) Website resources: www.virtualjamestown.org www.apva.org/history/index.html Lesson: Students will read about the history of Jamestown using the above resources. Tell students they will be making a class timeline and a partner Inspiration 5Ws web (or you may want to copy the included web if the Inspiration program is not an option). While reading, the students will take notes using the 5Ws format. Next create a class timeline (TCR Connections Timeline Maker may be used) using the Smart Board or poster paper. Note: It is important that while discussing the timeline that the teacher focus on Jamestown’s struggles and eventual success. Discuss with the class the cause/effect relationship between Jamestown’s success and the development of other settlements. Students will then work with a partner to share and compare their notes which they will use to create one 5’Ws Inspiration web. (Sample attached) Students will work with their partner to create one Inspiration 5Ws web. Informally, each pair can share their web with the class. Assessment: Students will reflect upon “the importance of Jamestown in American History,” by creating a well- developed paragraph that includes three pieces of historical evidence to support their position. Note: See scoring guide for criteria. When Who Where did they settle? Why Jamestown Settlement What happened? Include dates on all events (if available) Jamestown Historical Significance Scoring Guide Student Name: ________________________________________ CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Student is able to Student is able to Student attempts to Student does not Organization effectively organize ideas adequately organize organize ideas in a organize ideas in a of Ideas in a paragraph. ideas in a paragraph. paragraph. paragraph Student has an excellent Student has a strong Student has a basic Student does not understanding of essential understanding of essential understanding of understand essential historical events and is historical events and is essential historical events historical events and is Use of able to demonstrate able to demonstrate and is able to demonstrate unable to demonstrate Vocabulary understanding by understanding by understanding by understanding by using referencing three pieces referencing two pieces of referencing one piece of historical evidence in their of historical evidence in historical evidence in their historical evidence in their writing. their writing. writing. writing. Student is able to write a Student is able to write a Student is able to write a Student is unable to write well-constructed paragraph explaining the paragraph but is unable thoughts and is unable to Reflective paragraph explaining the significance of Jamestown to explain the significance explain the significance of Writing significance of Jamestown in American History of Jamestown in American Jamestown in American in American History. History. History.
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