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Standard 5.0 History

Topic A. Individuals and Societies Change Over Time

Indicator 2. Analyze the chronology and the significance of key historical events leading to early settlements in Colonial America

Objective a. Describe the major settlements in Roanoke, St. Augustine and Jamestown

Have students imagine that they are colonists in the early 1600s about to establish colonies in the New World. As a class, brainstorm some of the basic needs and challenges the colonists will face. Some examples might include: food, shelter, disease, other supplies, relations with Native Americans, etc. Next, divide the class into small groups. Ask each group to decide where in North America they will settle, what they will name their colony, and who will be their colony's governor. Students should develop a plan for their new colony that addresses each of the needs and challenges. Students may also draw a picture of what their new colony will look like. When finished, the governor of each colony will present their plans to the rest of the class.

Resources for Objective 5.A.2.a:
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