Lesson 3: Disney versus ‘Reality’
Did Pocahontas save John Smith’s life?
The Lesson Plan: Includes instruction and documents
From The Art of Historical Detection (pp. 1-7–Serving Time in Virginia)
PDF: Serving Time In VA–pp. 1-7
Audio file of the above chapter: http://www.livescribe.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/LDApp.woa/wa/MLSOverviewPage?sid=7ZJgLSZfjzQR
Using the 4 documents (2 primary documents from Smith and 2 secondary from the historians) and the Serving Time in Virginia article, write an argument that answers the question “Did Pocahontas save John Smith’s life?”
1. Historical Thinking and Social Studies Analysis
2. Career Related Learning Standards
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