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  • The unit (all the "Jamestown" lessons in one download) presents a letter from a servant near Jamestown and has students "translate" it into modern English. A math worksheet uses the Jamestown population as the basis for a lesson in ratios and percentages. Finally, the location of Jamestown is used to discuss the importance of geography and climate.
  • "The settlers at Jamestown were told to find a place that was not already occupied, that would be easy to reach by ship, and that would be difficult to attack." How important are geography and climate to survival? This worksheet can be used as a writing assignment or an in-class discussion prompt.
  • Richard Frethorne, an indentured servant in Virginia, wrote a letter detailing the awful conditions in colonial America. Read the letter, update the spelling and vocabulary, answer the comprehension questions, and then "translate" the letter into modern English.
  • "At least 27 of the new settlers were gentlemen. What percentage of the settlers were gentlemen?"
  • A study guide for the first 12 chapters of the prize winning historical novel, Blood on the River, by Elise Carbone. Includes multiple choice, completion, short answer, long answer essay and true/false questions.