Lesson Plan

Jamestown Changes

In this lesson, students will study census data showing the names and occupations of early settlers of the English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, to discern how life changed in the Jamestown settlement in the first few years after it was founded.

Guiding Questions

What was it like to live in the English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia?

Learning Objectives

To gain experience gathering information from primary sources.

To examine changes over time in conditions at Jamestown as revealed in primary documents from early years in the colony.

To organize a statement of findings.