Friday, February 22, 2013

American History~ Jamestown

Discovering Jamestown

For American History, we have started learning about the first English colony of Jamestown. Our main textbook  is This Country of Ours by H.E. Marshall. To learn even more about the Jamestown colony, we went to our local library and check out a few extra books.

Here is a list of books we found....


We found a wonderful selection that appealed to Lego Man and Princess P.

I,m sure we will find more when we go back.

Here is a list of a few sites I found about Jamestown, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas.

A lesson about Colonial Money

Lap book resources

Here is a great lap book to go along with the story Pocahontas by Ingri and Edward D'Aulaire

Unit Study for 3rd,4th.5th graders can be found here

A fun interactive adventure from National Geographic called On the Trail of Captain John Smith

Coloring Pages

If you prefer the Disney's Pocahontas, you can find tons of them for free online. I wanted to keep ours non Disney.

We did watch the Disney movie Pocahontas. The kids immediately pick up on all the inaccuracies. The biggest one was Pocahontas doesn't fall in love with John Smith but John Rolfe.

I couldn't find a coloring page for John Rolfe.

This site an amazing selection of Native Americans.

I have a variety of projects to go along with this study.

Creating a salt map of Virginia, building a wigwam, creating a native American dream catcher, make a Native American pouch, recreating Jamestown, and  making a dugout canoe are just a few of the things on our list.

As we complete the projects, I plan on posting them.

So check back and see what we get done!

God Bless,

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