Meet Joan Peirce "an honest, industrious woman" Living History at Historic Jamestowne DVD
Both the DVD and the Lesson Plans meet the National Standard of Learning for history.
Recommended for grades 4 – 8.
Experience thirty years of Jamestown history through the eyes of Joan Peirce, who came to Virginia in 1609 with her husband and daughter. Joan will share with you the hardships and struggles of the early years of settlement along with the growth and prosperity that follow as tobacco becomes a profitable crop and promises of land draw hundreds of new settlers to Virginia.
Running Time: 35 minutes.
Also included is a Teachers' Guide to using the DVD with students.
In the DVD Joan Peirce tells us that in 1638 Virginia is a good place to live. Turn your students into investigative reporters and have them decide whether she is right or not. The teacher's guide contains a basic lesson plan and an assortment of activities and materials that teachers may use to customize the lesson plan to suit their needs and those of their students. The activities and materials (on the web site) are meant to supplement the information in the video and bring depth to the story of the first permanent English settlement in North America.
All the materials are Word files which can be downloaded. To view what is included just go to the Lesson Plans page.