In 1606, some 105 adventurers set off from England to try and establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. They settled in what is now the state of Virginia and called their colony first James Fort, and then James Towne, in honor of James I, the King of England. The early years of the colony were nearly a total disaster. Almost half of the settlers died due to poor choices in settlement location, management of resources, and quarrels with the indigenous Powhatan Indians. You are the Captain of the Jamestown Colony: Can you do any better than the real colonists? You will have a copy of the London Company's Instructions to help guide you. Scoring Factors: After you make all your decisions, you will receive a report on the state of your colony based on these factors: Food: How well can you provide it for your colonists? Make History: You will get to compare your colony to the historical Jamestown at the end. Good luck and Godspeed!
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Written in Bone - The Secret in the Cellar: A Written in Bone Forensic Mystery from Colonial AmericaThe Secret in the Cellar, is a Webcomic based on an authentic forensic case of a recently discovered 17th Century body. Using graphics, photos, and online activities, the Webcomic unravels a mystery of historical, and scientific importance. Online sleuths can analyze artifacts and examine the skeleton for the tell-tale forensic clues that bring the deceased to life and establish the cause of death. Launch The Secret in the Cellar Webcomic. Important Notes: Turn off your browser pop-up blocker to experience all the features. Use the Print & Help area to download and print the entire Webcomic and any of the activities, articles, and other supporting documents. After you read the Webcomic, don't forget to complete the short survey on the last page.
Pilgrim Hall Museum - About the PilgrimsSargent’s “Landing of the Pilgrims" The Pilgrims have become larger than life figures in American history, their story an enduring narrative of America’s founding. At Pilgrim Hall Museum, we share monumental paintings depicting key moments in their early history which have become iconic moments in America’s history. Many of these paintings, as well as literary depictions of the Pilgrims, tell us more about the times in which they were created than they do about the Pilgrims themselves. We also share the Pilgrims’ own possessions, including objects that came over on the Mayflower, to tell the story of the realities of life for those first settlers and their native Wampanoag neighbors. We invite you to explore The Pilgrim Story. You may go directly to personal information about individual Pilgrims by visiting Passenger Biographies. For further reading, please visit our extensive Bibliography.
Reading Like A HistorianThe Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. How do I use these lessons in my classroom? The 91 lessons in the U.S. curriculum, 41 lessons of the world curriculum, and the 5 lessons in the introduction to historical thinking unit can be taught in succession. 1) Establish relevant background knowledge and pose the central historical question. *Note: United Streaming requires a subscription to Discovery Education. Of course!
Virtual Tour - Statue Of Liberty National MonumentWant to know what's going on inside the Statue of Liberty's head? The eTour will take you around the island and up to the crown. NPS Photo Whether you want to relive a previous visit to the Statue of Liberty, or you've never been to the park and want to get an idea of what it's like, a virtual tour is the way to go. You control your experience within the virtual tour, choosing from 360-degree panoramas, videos, pictures, and sounds. Take the Virtual Tour! This unique experience will enable a global audience with equal and unprecedented access to one of the world's best known, beloved and inspiring symbols; The statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" (7.3mb) Please contact us if you have any problems or comments about virtual tours of the park.
Pocahontas (c.1595–1617) | National Portrait GalleryPocahontas c. 1595–1617 | Born near present-day Richmond, Virginia (left image) Unidentified artist, after Simon van de Passe | Oil on canvas, after 1616 | Transfer from the National Gallery of Art; gift of the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, 1942 (right image) Simon van de Passe, 1595–1647 | Engraving on paper, 1616 Pocahontas, the Indian princess who allegedly saved the life of English colonist John Smith, survives and flourishes as an example of an early American heroine. While Smith certainly embellished the story of his rescue, the importance of Pocahontas to relations between colonists and Native Americans is undisputed. Following her conversion to Christianity and marriage to Englishman John Rolfe, Pocahontas journeyed to England with her family to demonstrate the ability of new settlers and native tribes to coexist in the Virginia colony. In 1616, while in England, Pocahontas sat for her portrait, which was engraved by Simon van de Passe.
America in ClassLearn: For Students: WWII History: Take a Closer Look at Primary SourcesExploring Primary Sources with the National WWII Museum There are a lot of ways to learn history: reading books about a certain time and place, watching videos about a past event, traveling to a different part of the world. When you visit a museum—or in this case a museum’s website—you come in contact with actual pieces of history. Those pieces of history are called Primary Sources. They come in the form of artifacts, archives, and oral histories. When you explore primary sources from WWII, you get to see what people saw 70 years ago at a very interesting time in world history. Follow the links below to start your exploration of some of the documents in the Museum’s education collection. The Home Front: The Soldiers: Propaganda Posters: