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How Did Women’s Fight for Freedom Impact the Law in Early America?

LESSON PLAN Grade Level Upper Elementary; Middle; High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies; US History 1; Virginia and US History Standards of Learning: VS.4a; US1.5b; US1.5d; VUS.2b; VUS.3c Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Making

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How Did Colonial Women Demonstrate Their Patriotism?

  LESSON PLAN Grade Level Elementary; Middle; High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia Studies; U.S. History 1; Virginia and US Government VUS.2; VUS.3; GOVT.2.d; GOVT.3 Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Making Connections; Exercis

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Using Primary Sources: John Pory’s Proceedings from the 1619 General Assembly

What Can We Learn About People from the Laws They Pass? LESSON PLAN Grade Level High School Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: Virginia and US History; Virginia and US Government VUS.2; VUS.3; GOVT.2.d; GOVT.3 Using Information Sources; Questioning and Critical Thinking; Organizing Information; Making Connections; Demonstrate Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting;

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‘So Fitt a Messenger’—How John Pory’s ‘Proceedings’ Got to London

By Nancy Egloff, Historian, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation An English man-of-war, the White Lion, played an important role in not just one, but two significant events in Virginia in 1619. In late August 1619 the ship sailed into Point Comfort (present-day Hampton) with “twenty and odd Negroes,” bringing the first recorded Africans to Virginia. Piloted by Englishman Marmaduke Rayner, it entered t

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Scouting Merit Badges

Choose from one of three programs that will support the completion of the following merit badges: American Cultures, Virginia Indians or American Heritage. Cultures at Jamestown – Through an interactive guided tour at Jamestown Settlement, Scouts are introduced to the Powhatan Indians, English Settlers and West Central Africans. Discover how the ideas and knowledge of these 3 cultures impact, b

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What did the English bring to Jamestown?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.3, VS.4 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies. LESSON OVERVIEW Objective: There are very few detailed re

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Government and Leadership Tour

What did it take to be a leader in the Powhatan, English or African cultures? On this two-hour tour of the gallery and outdoor areas, students participate in hands-on activities and role play to answer the question, “What makes a good leader?” Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning.  “A lot of students, myself included, might not of had much knowledge about Jamestown.  I

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Why did some colonial Virginians continue to support the King?

[caption id="attachment_24996" align="aligncenter" width="773"] Dunmore's Proclamation, Library of Congress[/caption] Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questi

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Why did some colonial Virginians seek independence?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies. LESSON OVE

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