Social Studies - 2017-18
VS.3f - Jamestown Hardships
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the first permanent English settlement in America by
f) describing the hardships faced by settlers at Jamestown and the changes that took place to ensure survival.
Bloom's Level: Understand
Many people face hardships at different times in their lives.
When moving to a new place, establishing a new colony, or trying something new there may be hardships.
Hardships can be overcomes.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The English settlers
found life in Jamestown
harder than they had expected.
What hardships did the Jamestown settlers face?What changes took place that resulted in survival of the settlers?
Determine cause-and-effect relationships. (VS.1b)
Compare and contrast historical events. (VS.1c)
Draw conclusions and make generalizations. (VS.1d)
Sequence events in Virginia history. (VS.1f)Interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives. (VS.1g)
Hardships faced by the settlers
- The site they chose to live on was marshy and
lacked safe drinking water.
- The settlers lacked some skills necessary to
provide for themselves.
- Many settlers died of starvation and disease.
Changes that resulted in survival
- The arrival of supply ships
- The forced work program and strong leadership of
Captain John Smith
- The emphasis on agriculture