Social Studies - 2017-18

VS.3c - Virginia Company of London

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the first permanent English settlement in America by

c)  identifying the importance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London in establishing the Jamestown settlement.

Bloom's Level: Understand

Adopted: 2008

BIG IDEAS

Every group of people needs a political structure.

Political rights and freedoms can motivate individuals to come to a new land.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The King of England had the power to grant charters allowing settlement in North America.


What was the importance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London to the Jamestown settlement?

ESSENTIALS

Identify and interpret artifacts and primary and secondary source documents to understand events in history. (VS.1a)

Draw conclusions and make generalizations. (VS.1d)

Make connections between past and present. (VS.1e)

Interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives. (VS.1g)

Importance of Virginia charters
The King of England granted charters to the Virginia Company of London to

  • establish a settlement in North America
  • extend English rights to the settlers.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Apr 29, 2016