OBJECTIVE:Develop critical thinking skills while looking at ways of living in America during the 1600s and 1700s.TIME:1 and 1/2 class periodsFifteen paragraphs on the lesson pages give information about life in America during the 1600s and 1700s. Each is followed by an underlined question. Using their critical thinking skills, students must give brief written answers to each question.
The first industry in the Thirteen Colonies was the making of beads and drinking glasses at Jamestown, Virginia. The beads were traded to the Indians for furs. The furs brought high prices when sold to merchants in Europe. Why do you think the Indians would accept cheap glass beads in exchange for valuable furs?
Paragraphs/questons 1-7 can be done by students during class time with answers discussed later in the period. Paragraphs/questions 8-15 can be assigned for homework with answers discussed during the next class period.Teacher Instructions included.