1. Topic-
The Struggle to Found Colonies
2. Content-
Jamestown: The first permanent English Colony started in North America
Places(Roanoke Island, Virginia, Jamestown) People(Queen Elizabeth Ist, Walter Raleigh, John White, Francis Drake, King James 1st, John Smith, Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas, John Rolfe) Vocabulary (charter, stock, cash crop, indentured servant, House of Burgesses)
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Identify the importance of Roanoke Island
2.Explain the part Jamestown plays in the development of America
3.Explain the part that tobacco played in the development of Jamestown
4.Know who the Important people where in the development of Jamestown and the part each played in that development
4. Objectives-
1.When given a list containing at least 5 important individuals in the growth of the Jamestown Colony the students will be able to explain who they were and the part that each played in the development of Jamestown with 85% accuracy.
2.Students will be able to state what Roanoke Island was and postulate what might have happened to that Colony with good idea development and logical sequencing in writing achieving at least 15 points on a rubric system of 20 possible points.
3. Students will score at least a 80% on a comprehensive test of Chapter 4 lesson 1
5. Materials and Aids-
Video on Roanoke Island, Interactive Board with vocabulary word presentation,
Text, Audio CD of Lesson
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. It will be explained to the students that it took alot of courage for the early settlers to relocate to a new world not knowing what they might find. That understanding the motivations of these settlers could help them better understand why the United States came to be. That understanding the reasons behind the founding of the colonies might help us to learn the principals that our founding fathers tried to bring with them in forming our country.
2.Students will then see a presentation on the new words from page 156.
3.Have the students view the video on the Roanoke Colony.

B. Development-

1.Have a classroom discussion on what might have happened to that colony.
2.Ask students what could happen to them if they where thousands of miles away from home and it took 3 months to get resupplied especially if they had to face a very cold winter like we are facing now.
3. When finished they will write about their imaginary experiences in Roanoke.
4. Then we will read pages 156 through 163.

C. Practice-

1.Students will be asked to pretend that they are members of that Roanok party and write about how they were feeling and what was happening to their group.
2.Teacher and Assistant will monitor the writing process during the first draft stage.
3.Students will be allowed to use computers to look for additional information about Roanoke Colony on the Internet.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students will synthesize a story about their life in Roanoke Colony.
2.Then students will practice their new Vocabulary words (daily)

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. corrections during the writing process. Students will receive direct help from teacher and assistant with
2. weaker readers and writers will be allowed to dictate their stories and the teacher or assistant will discuss sentence structure, capitalization and punctuation with these students as the process progresses.
3. Students will read along with a CD of the Lesson instead of being asked to read it themselves.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Students will Complete lesson review at the end of the lesson
2.Students will produce a written story about their lives in the Roanoke Colony

G. Closure-

1.Students will explain what they think might have happened in the Roanoke Colony
2.Students will be able to explain how the events in Chapter 4 Lesson 1 where important to the development of the United States
7. Evaluation-
1.Students will complete a comprehensive test on the lesson achieving at least 85%
2.Teacher evaluation of the written story.

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