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Exploring Primary Sources: John Smith's Map of Virginia

from HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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Maps gained in importance during the Age of Exploration. European explorers needed maps to follow and created their own as they explored new lands. Some maps became so important that they were copied over and over again. These map copies, or derivatives, were especially useful to travelers and explorers to the New World. John Smith’s map of Virginia was one of these influential maps, because of the importance of the Virginia settlement and the accuracy with which Smith conducted his work.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00


Programs are offered at a $50 discount to schools within the state of Virginia.

Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners University Public Library: Library Patrons Retirement Communities

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

No maximum, but we suggest no more than 30 students.


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)



Booking Information

Programs are available Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. If these times do not work for your group, please contact Evan Liddiard at eliddiard@vahistorical.org and we will make every effort to find a convenient time for your program.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Richmond, VA
United States

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.

HistoryConnects is an outreach education initiative by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture utilizing video and web conferencing to reach learners of all ages across the state of Virginia and around the world! HistoryConnects is made possible in part by the Hugh V. White, Jr., Outreach Education Fund.

Contact:
Hailey Fenner
hhouse@VirginiaHistory.org
8043429689

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction/Historical Background
2. Group Primary Source Analysis
3. Discussion
4. Conclusion
5. Questions and Answers

Objectives

Through discussion, reading, and examination of primary source documents, students will:
1. Use reading comprehension and context clues to discover Smith’s motivation and audience for his map of Virginia.
2. Discuss some of the hardships that people faced as they relocated from England to Virginia.
3. Use critical thinking, reading, and writing skills to analyze primary sources and determine the ways in which this map informed people about the Virginia settlement.
4. Understand the factors that led people to decide to move across the Atlantic and begin the settlement in the New World.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards:
NL-ENG.K-12.1 English
-ENG.K-12.2 English
NL-ENG.K-12.4 English
NA-VA.K-4.4 Visual Arts
NA-VA.5-8.4 Visual Arts
NA-VA.9-12.3 Visual Arts
NSS-G.K-12.2 geography
NSS-USH.K-4.2 History
NSS-USH.5-12.3 History

State Standards

Our HistoryConnects programs are aligned with both national standards and Virginia Standards of Learning. While our programs can be tailored to suit learners of any age, they are initially designed for students in upper elementary and secondary schools.