Using Bacon's Castle--built in 1665, the oldest brick structure in North America–as a lens, this program will use visual aids, primary sources, historic objects, and Q&A to explore and examine the creation of the first government founded at Jamestown in 1619.
Students will consider the events leading up to the formation of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown in 1619 and who had a voice in the creation of the first representative government in the New World. Students will exercise skills in primary source analysis, historical inquiry, critical thinking, connecting past to present, and evaluating change over time.
VS1.a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h; VS2.a, b, c; VS.3a, b, c, d, e, f;
USI.1a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h; USI.5a, b, d, e;