Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jamestown Charters Cloze Activity

My students were having a hard time understanding what the charters that established the colony of Jamestown meant.  We read about them, we discussed them, and... still couldn't explain them in our own words.  Then I remembered an activity I had tried a few years ago. 


The complete document has the three charters written by King James I for the Virginia Company of London.  One set has blanks for students to fill in, and the second set has the answers filled in.  I use the second set not only as an answer key, but also to differentiate for students that are unable to copy notes from the board.  If you teach Virginia Studies or World History, these will really help students remember the details of these historical documents that were the basis for the establishment of Jamestown.


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Do you teach Virginia Studies or World History?  How about the charters?  What do you use for this?

2 comments:

mrsyoung said...

Thanks for posting! I teach Virginia Studies too, and plan to use your cloze this week to review.

Young Daze in 5th Grade

Heather said...

I'm glad you can use it! Let me know how it goes.