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LESSON PLANS

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Engage your students with history! Develop their powers of analysis and inquiry by guiding them to examine and study a historical source. Use these analysis sheets with any historical source to guide their exploration.

ATTACK the Source (Elementary)

You are CLEVER enough to examine a historical source (Middle)

Historical Source Analysis Sheet (Middle)

Historical Source Analysis Sheet (High)

Nova Virginia Tabula

How did early maps of Virginia portray the colony?

SOL: 1.4, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, K.4, K.5, VS.1, VS.2, VS.3

By the King: A Proclamation Concerning Tobacco

How and why did King Charles seek to regulate the tobacco industry?

SOL: USI.1, VS.1, VS.4

Powhatan (Currently unavailable)

SOL: USI.1, VS.1

Nova Britannia

How did early promoters advertise the Virginia colony?

SOL: USI.5, VS.1, VS.3

Tobacco Counterblast

Why did King James I think that smoking tobacco was a dangerous habit?

SOL: VS.1, VS.4

James I

What connection did King James I have with Virginia?

SOL: USI.4, USI.5, VS.1, VS.3