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(Comparison of Jamestown and Plymouth) PDF
Social, economic and political systems structure a society.
students will be able to compare and contrast the colonies of Plymouth
students will use knowledge of social studies and technology to research
and analyze information.
The students will employ the steps of the writing
process to write for various purposes, using technology. (3)
The students will gather information and conduct
research using electronic sources. (5)
The students will use technology to collect, organize
and analyze data. (6)
Imagine that it is the year 1620 and you have recently immigrated from
England. Your family has sent you to investigate the two settlements, Jamestown
and Plymouth, and to determine which one the family should select for its
new home. After visiting both settlements, you will be expected to
analyze the information you have gathered and determine which is the better
place for a new home. You will then write a letter to your parents in England
to tell them about your decision. Make sure your letter clearly explains
the differences between the two settlements and the reasons for your selection.
A: You will compare and contrast the two settlements.
Use the graphic organizer to record facts about each colony.
After reading information on the
year 1620, click the back button to return to this page.
Click on the picture below to read about the settlement
Once on this web page, scroll down until you see
a timeline of dates. Starting with the year 1607, click on that link and
read the information.
When you are finished reading, click on the back
button to choose the next year.
Repeat those steps for each year, ending with
on the picture below to read about the colony of Plymouth.
Analyze the details you've gathered
about the colonies. Determine which colony would be the better choice for
relocation of your English family. Now write a letter to your parents in
England. Using facts from your organizer explain why you selected that
Take a virtual tour of Plimouth
Plantation, a recreation of the settlement at Plymouth.
Recommended for 5th Grade
Created by Karen Garczynski and Sharon Bouchard
Last Updated September, 2000