Social Studies - 2019-20
1.3a-c - Powhatan, Pocahontas, and Christopher Newport
The student will describe the stories of influential people in the history of Virginia and their contributions to our Commonwealth, with emphasis on
c) Christopher Newport
Places and people change over time.
Every person is important and special.
One person can make a difference.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Influential people in Virginia history made important contributions.
Term to know
- contribution: The act of giving or doing something
People to know
- Powhatan: He was an American Indian leader when the settlers came to
Jamestown. He ruled over many tribes.
- Pocahontas: She was an American Indian girl, daughter of Powhatan, who
came with her father’s people to visit the settlers at Jamestown. She worked to
help the settlers receive food from the American Indians.
- Christopher Newport: He was an English explorer who brought additional people and supplies to the Jamestown settlement.