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FREE WEBINAR -- Pocahontas: Her Life & Legend

from HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture for our upcoming webinar, Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend. The study of Pocahontas is an excellent exercise testing the strength of primary versus secondary sources. During this hour-long webinar, students will examine historical evidence of six episodes of her life that are recorded by English settlers, and compare those accounts to the mythology created after her death, when artists manipulated her story to support causes that they wanted to advance.

(Recommended for Grades 4 - 5)

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Length

60 Minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

250


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Literacy


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



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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

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POCAHONTAS: HER LIFE AND LEGEND
Join the Virginia Museum of History & Culture for our upcoming webinar, Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend. The study of Pocahontas is an excellent exercise testing the strength of primary versus secondary sources. During this hour-long webinar, students will examine historical evidence of six episodes of her life that are recorded by English settlers, and compares those accounts to the mythology created after her death, when artists manipulated her story to support causes that they wanted to advance.
PROGRAM FORMAT
1. Introduction/Historical Background
2. Establish Background Knowledge: The program begins by taking a quiz to find out what students know about Pocahontas. This True or False quick quiz will ask students to identify fact from fiction.
3. Discuss the Historical Record: Group Analysis of Primary and Secondary Sources: The educator will share and discuss the primary sources associated with the 6 recorded episodes of Pocahontas’ life. As these episodes are revealed, students will be asked to compare and contrast the English accounts with artists' depictions of the events.
4. Conclusion/Question & Answer Session

Objectives

OBJECTIVES
Through discussion, reading, and examination of primary source documents, students will:
1. Use reading comprehension and context clues to discover which depiction of Pocahontas is from life.
2. Discuss some of the facts, myths, and legends associated with the life of Pocahontas.
3. Use critical thinking, reading, and writing skills to analyze primary sources and determine the ways in which these depictions reflect more about the times they were created than the life of Pocahontas.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.6
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.8
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.6
Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.6
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.8
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.9
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.6
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.9
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

State Standards

VS.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
a) analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history;
b) analyzing the impact of geographic features on people, places, and events to support an understanding of events in Virginia history;
c) interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in Virginia history;
d) recognizing points of view and historical perspectives;
e) comparing and contrasting ideas and cultural perspectives in Virginia history;
f) determining relationships with multiple causes or effects in Virginia history;
g) explaining connections across time and place;

Virginia: The Physical Geography and Native Peoples

Colonization and Conflict: 1607 through the American Revolution
VS.3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by
g) describing the interactions between the English settlers and the native peoples, including the role of the Powhatan in the survival of the settlers.