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On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure -- National Geographic Kids

On the Trail of Captain John Smith ~~ Jamestown Adventure from National Geographic


when teaching early American colonists, make gruel for the kids to try; "To explore what it was like to live in the Jamestown Colony we ate gruel for breakfast. It is pretty much flavored water. We learned that the colonists in early Jamestown were mainly ‘gentlemen’ and they didn’t want to plant crops or work. Many starved. The only food they had to eat was what they could grow in their garden or hunt."


Jamestown video clip from Drive Thru History (2 min) - describes why the settlers chose this location for their colony.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Jamestown Colony Newspaper Project

Jamestown Project- The Jamestown Settlement was the first successful permanent American Colony. Turn social studies into a fun and entertaining time of the day for students with this download. Students will use what they learned to create a newspaper with four articles to reflect life in Jamestown. They will create the following sections: - A shocking story (to reflect a real event) - What's New and Exciting - Someone You Should Know - Classified