Students will identify historical ideas about the New World and colonization
and formulate ideas about leadership. They will also evaluate candidates
for the leadership of Jamestown, debate their merits, and write persuasive
Students will use census data to research occupations of colonial settlers
and create graphs to answer questions about labor and economy in Jamestown.
Students will research questions about life in the colony and use ClarisWorks
to create a newsletter about Jamestown.
Students will use photographs of material artifacts to study the economic
relationships between Native Americans and colonists.
Students will identify the location of the original Jamestown Fort and
identify artifacts from archaeological explorations.
and Runaway Slave Ads
Students will examine and compare the language masters used to describe
runaway slaves and runaway indentures.
- Planning an
Students will study runaway slave advertisements in order to determine
the range of factors a slave had to consider before escaping.
Students will use runaway slave advertisements to compare masters' attitudes
toward slaves and indentured servants.
- Who Got Away?
Eighteenth-Century Runaway Slaves
Students will read runaway slave advertisements, consider which slaves
may have been best equipped, and speculate about who may have successfully
- State of Affairs Between the Native Americans and the European Settles
Students will use online primary resources to examine relations between the Native Americans and the European settlers during the Age of Discovery.