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1 Weingarten 1 Dwight Weingarten Saturday Program Project Phoenix 30 January 2014 Jamestown Saturday Program Context: Unit: Project Phoenix Freedom s Path Saturday Programs Designer: Dwight Weingarten Lesson 1 of 5 Topic: Jamestown Settlement Date:2/8/18 Location(s): Jamestown Grade Levels: 6-8 Time Frame: 2 pm- 5pm Background Information: I went to the Jamestown historical park and museum last Saturday (January 25). It was bitter cold, but I think we have a lot to work with at the site. For a guided tour it will be $3 per person even though we are W&M students/ WJCC students. There is no way to view the outside sites without a guided tour, making this cost a necessary expense. Overview: In this Saturday Program, students will arrive at the site with their tutors, hopefully slightly before 2 pm, students will be already broken into smaller groups (hopefully no more than 6) and go on a scavenger hunt (with accompanying worksheet---see attachment 2) of the museum with their tutors. At 3 pm, students will gather in the auditorium to watch a 26 minute video called, 1607: A Nation Takes Root. After the film, at 3:30 students will be split up into two groups for an hour long tour of the outdoor sites, including the Powhatan village, the ships, and the settlement. After that, the students eat lunch and are gathered from there back into the vans and go home.

2 Weingarten 2 Instructional Model: In this program, students will be able to first do self-exploration and discovery of the museum through the guided scavenger hunt activity. Next, through the film, students will learn more about Jamestown. Finally, through the guided tour of the outside sites, what they learned will come to life and they will be able to ask the tour guide any remaining questions they have. Objectives: Essential Question: What are the lasting legacies of the Jamestown Settlement? Concept Objective: The students will be able to identify and explain the relations of the various groups that interacted at Jamestown. The students will be able to identify the reasons why the English founded the Jamestown settlement. Skill Objective: The students will be able to write a short paragraph about how different groups interact based on their experiences at Jamestown. SOL Standards: STANDARD VS.3 (6 th grade) The student will demonstrate knowledge of the first permanent English settlement in America by: a) explaining the reasons for English colonization. e) identifying the importance of the arrival of Africans and English women to the Jamestown settlement. f) describing the hardships faced by settlers at Jamestown and the changes that took place to ensure survival. g) describing the interactions between the English settlers and the native peoples, including the contributions of Powhatan to the survival of the settlers. Assessment: Before the program, students will have a worksheet to do during the week leading up to Saturday Program. The worksheet should not take more than ten minutes, but will be a good indicator of where students are at in their knowledge. During the program, students will complete the scavenger hunt activity with their tutors and fill out a small worksheet. After the program, during the next week in tutoring, students will fill out a quick follow up worksheet (or alternate worksheet, if they did not attend), which should recap what was learned and be a good lead up to the next Saturday program.

3 Weingarten 3 Content and Instructional Strategies: I. Arrive at the museum. (2-2:15 pm) 1) Students should be broken down into groups by van and tutors should be waiting there for them so they can start the scavenger hunt. (This should minimize wait time) a) Distribute a scavenger hunt worksheet to each group (this should keep the groups together) b) Tutors should reinforce the point that the groups are to stay together (The exhibit is really large and easy to get separated) 2) Enter at 1607 part of the exhibit II. Scavenger Hunt (2:15-2:55 pm) 1) The students and tutors will complete the scavenger hunt assignment. 2) Afterwards, the students and tutors can revisit any portion of the indoor exhibits as long as they stay together. 3) Tutors should be engaging students (pointing out interesting things, etc.) 4) At 2:55 pm, all groups should meet in front of the theatre, near the entrance to the exhibits to view the film. 5) Do not be late for this portion. III. Film 1607:A Nation Takes Root (3 pm to 3:30 pm) 1) Students should enter the theater and sit with their tutors. 2) Have tutors sit with students, don t be isolated. 3) Enjoy the film and stay respectful, responsible, and safe! 4) Exit the theatre and the tour guides should be waiting for us. IV. Outdoor tour (3:30 to 4:30 pm) 1) Have the kids presplit into two groups (a Laura group and a Dwight group) 2) The tour guide should take us on a hour long outdoor tour, which includes the Powhatan village, the ships, Jamestown fort. 3) Tutors should be sticking with students, making sure they are being respectful, responsible, and safe and also engaging the students and the tour guide.

4 Weingarten 4 V. Lunch, Passports, and Conclusion (4:30 pm to 5 pm) 1) Students will out their passports after their tour in order to get lunch. 2)Once they show their completed passports to the lunch people, they can eat. 3) After lunch, they can be boarded onto the vans and driven home. Resources: -Pre-Saturday Program worksheet (To be done at tutoring this week) -Scavenger hunt worksheet (To be done at the museum) -Post-Saturday Program worksheet (To be done at tutoring the following week) -Passports -Writing implements -Lunch (sandwiches for Dwight) Differentiation: This group activities should help the learners who are at different levels this program. Adaptations: Reflections: No adaptations for students this program. Pre-reflection: This trip has a lot going on, very quickly. The students will need to dress warmly and the weather will have to hold for it to be successful. If it does rain or snow, we will have to use the museum as more of a resource, elongating the scavenger hunt. We will have to have groupings done in advance of Saturday and a lot will depend on how quickly the vans arrive. Please contribute any other logistical concerns you may have! Post-trip

5 Weingarten 5 Source 1 (Pre-trip worksheet): Jamestown 1607 During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960 s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, We may have all come on different ships, but we re all in the same boat now. Jamestown is the beginning of that story, the American story. The story of Jamestown is one that includes global connections, the horrors servitude and social injustice, a continuous reshaping of the natural environment, adventures of exploration and discovery, the principles of law and justice, and legacies of important individuals. 1. In the above passage, the word principles most closely means: A. The people in charge of a school B. Values or ethics C. Beginning or start D. Most important A Joint-stock company is a number of people combining their wealth for a common purpose. When America was discovered many people in Europe sought to get rich by investing in an American colony. These investors could either get rich, if the colony did well, or lose their money if the colony failed. Jamestown, America s first colony, was founded by the Virginia Company of London, a joint stock company, in What was the main reason why Jamestown was founded by the Virginia Company? A. To explore new territory B. To give people religious freedom C. To learn new tribal dance moves, like the hustle D. To get rich When the settlers arrived in Virginia from England after a four-month long boat journey, they found Powhatan Indian tribes already here. Captain John Smith initiated trading relationships with the native peoples and the natives taught the settlers survival skills, but over time the relationship between the natives and the settlers deteriorated. 3. Why do you think the relationship went bad between the Powhatan Indians and the English settlers? (Two complete sentences)

6 Weingarten 6 In 1619, the first African men, women, and children were brought to the Virginia colony and enslaved to work on the plantations. These people originated in Angola, but were separated from their homes to help produce profit for the colony by growing tobacco in the American colony. The Virginia colony would become dependent on slave labor, and this dependence lasted a long time. This how and where America started, but as Dr. King said we re in the same boat now. 4. London, England.. 5. Pacific Ocean.. 6. Powhatan Settlement.. 7. Angola.. 8. Atlantic Ocean.. 9. What did Dr. King mean when he said, We may have all come on different ships, but we re all in the same boat now.? 10. List 3 things you want to learn at Jamestown.

7 Weingarten 7 Source 2 (Scavenger Hunt): Jamestown Scavenger Hunt Directions: As a group, complete the following questions. Your group will have to travel through the exhibits and follow directions in order to get all of the answers. After you complete an answer pass the paper to another person in your group to write the answer to the next question. 1. Read plaque entitled, Importance of Jamestown on the outside at What was the exact date that the colonists arrived? How many colonists arrived at Jamestown 2. Enter the exhibit and go right, towards the Powhatan exhibit. Feel the tanned deer hide. What was tanned deer hide used for? 3. Go to the African exhibit; look at the people, the houses, and the artifacts. Name one similarity between the Powhatans and the Africans 4. Go down the London street Where did London s poor people live? (Hint: answer begins with a t ) Where did the rich people in London live in relation to the poor people? (Hint: go in the last room of the street) 5. Turn right at the end of the street, look up for the Original Inhabitants section sign. Then find the plaque that says, Choosing Jamestown. Read the plaque. What were the two reasons why settlers chose their settlement site? & Great Job! Halfway there! Turn your paper over to the back. Different people should be writing the answers! 6. Find the statue of Pocahontas with her husband and their baby. Read the plaque underneath and the Test Your Knowledge plaque to the left. What was Pocahontas native name? Who was her father? Who did she marry? Where was her husband from?

8 Weingarten 8 7. Look up for the Golden Weed sign. Laugh, if you must. This cash crop was the Jamestown colony s financial savior 8. Find the Slave trade brings Africans to Virginia glass wall and look down at the plaque. What happened to slavery in 1662? Ask a tutor what that means and write their answer below. 9. Go in the three houses and pick which one you would like to live in. Write the houses name here 10. Watch the video below the quote In the beginning, all America was Virginia by William Byrd. What do you think is the most important legacy of Jamestown mentioned in the video? CONGRATULATIONS! YOU FINISHED! GO DOWN THE HALLWAY TO THE THEATER BY 3 PM!

9 Weingarten 9 Source 3 (Post-trip worksheet): Jamestown Wrap Up Directions: Get in groups of four to six, a few of your group members should not have gone on the trip. Your group will complete the following questions with those who went on the trip being storytellers and those who did NOT go on the trip being writers, who rotate writing down what the storytellers say. 1. Name one similarity between the Powhatans and the Angolans in how they lived before the English came to Jamestown. 2. Where did London s poor people live? (Hint: answer begins with a t ) 3. Take a group vote! Would you rather be poor in London or risk your life at Jamestown? Record your group results here: Jamestown: London: 4. Describe the process by which Africans became permanent slaves in America. (Remember the guy with the sword near the ships!) 5. What was Pocahontas father s name 6. Where was Pocahontas husband from? (OTHER SIDE) 7. This cash crop was the Jamestown colony s financial savior 8. Why do you think the colonists enslaved the Angolans? In other words, describe what the motive was?

10 Weingarten Was the United States of America a country when the colonists came to Jamestown in 1607? Circle YES or NO. YES NO 10. What do you think is the most important legacy of Jamestown? MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATIONS APPROXIMATE!

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