Unit 1 North American Colonization
2 Direct Instruction
The students will view the teacher created videos at:
These short clips are designed to provide facts and teach concepts about the colonization of North America. The students are to use these videos to create their notes for the unit.
3 Guided Practice
This gives students an opportunity to use their handheld computing devices in class to answer an opinionated question at the beginning of one class period during the unit. This Kahoot question asks whether or not the English should have colonized North America and there are four options, two yes and two no, the students are to answer it and then use that as a jumping off point for the class that day.
4 Independent Practice
View the videos on Jamestown at:
and use the flipped notes activity sheet to complete the assignments related to these videos.
This assessment tool will have the students write a letter to their favorite band or singer, give them facts that they would like to have the singer or band put into a song about the subject of colonization. Students can even get extra points for making a video of themselves singing a song they created based off the letter. Students will get a teacher created example to work with. The students will write the letter using the letter generator at:
The students need to email their letters to the teacher, however, it is recommended to print the letter off as well.