POP CULTURE SMACKDOWN!Objective: Analyze people’s words, deeds, and relationships from different racial, ethnic, religious, and social groups Analyze the Cause (Why/How did it happen?) and Effect (What Happened?) relationship between eventsGoal: communicate understanding by making connections between the Past and the Present
RULES:Teams of 3 designate who is responsible forreading the Events in Column 1, Column 2,Column 3After reading: Interact with the text throughcollaboration to make Pop Culture ConnectionsTEAM TO BEAT: 1st team to raise their handsCHALLENGERS: any team can challenge the“Team to Beat” but the TEAM TO BEAT selectstheir ChallengerSHARE - Points Awarded by class and/orteachers
Reasons for leaving homelandIn the late 1500s, England lackedjobs and land. Therefore, manypeople from England saw theopportunity for a better life inAmerica.Interact: Facebook Status
Starting JamestownIn 1606, a group of Londonbusinessmen, called the VirginiaCompany, got permission from theking to start a colony, in what wouldeventually become Jamestown,Virginia.interact: Permission Slip: “I give…permission to…”…
Arrival in VirginiaIn 1607, the English arrived (104 menand boys) and named a settlementafter their king, James I. Many of thesettlers hoped to get rich by findinggold, silver, trade, NW passage toAsia & to spread Christianity.interact: College mascot
the colonists & native Americans interactFrom the beginning, the relations between theEnglish settlers and the local Native Americantribe (the Powhatan) were very uneasy. TheNative Americans traded with the English,supplied food, taught them the ways of theforest, how to clear the land, intro’d new crops(yams, corn), yet, the English would also useviolence to steal from the Natives.interact: College football teams
the first monthsThe first months were difficult because theColonists built their site too close to thewater. This led to problems includingmarshy soil, poor drinking water, andexposure to disease-infected mosquitoes.interact: MTV doc title (i.e., Jersey Shore)
A leader saves The colonyJohn Smith’s strict style of leadership,“he that will not work shall not eat,”was needed at this time, and helpedcontribute to the colony’s growth.interact: If John Smith taught a college class what would it be called?
John smith & PocahontasMany years following Pocahontas’ deathand John Smith’s adventure in Jamestown,he wrote about his capture by thePowhatan. He reported that Pocahontas,Chief Powhatan’s daughter, saved his life.Why have some historians discounted hisversion of the storyinteract: Become a character from the Jersey Shore & write Smith’s version of the story.
A deadly timeWhen John Smith returned to thecolony in early 1608, he found thatthey had suffered many setbacks,including the deaths of manycolonists.interact: Habit of Mind
trouble aheadShips arrive, bringing more colonists,and the colony grew in size. An injuryfrom a gun powder explosion forcedJohn Smith to return to England.interact: If “trouble ahead” were a pharmaceutical drug what would the warning be on a drug commercial?
The Starving TimeThe winter of 1609-1610 was knownas the “Starving Time.” Many colonistsdied because they were not farmers,hunters, builders, etc. Also, in responseto cruel treatment from the English, thePowhatan refused to trade. The Englishate cats, dogs, rats, corpses, & snakes. interact: Name a deli sandwich
A New BeginningThe 1610 arrival of Lord De laWarr brought much neededresources and manpower to thestruggling colony.interact: Doritos flavor
Brown GoldThe planter John Rolfe helped developa desirable tobacco crop in Jamestown,which would become the colony’s maincash crop. However, tobacco depletes thesoil and the settlers starting planting inNative American lands.interact: Name a cigarette that wouldn’t appeal to kids
John Rolfe & PocahontasAfter being kidnapped by theEnglish, Pocahontas lived with theJamestown settlers for a time,eventually marrying the tobaccoplanter John Rolfe.interact: Celebrity Couple Name
Peace of PocahontasThe marriage brought brief peacebetween the Powhatan and theEnglish. Soon, Pocahontas wasbrought back to England, where shebecame very well-known & soon died.interact: Rap Name
MassacreIn 1622, Powhatan’s brother tookover the tribe, and led a surpriseattack against the English, killing350.interact: Energy Drink
Native Americans are defeatedAs a result of the massacre, theEnglish armed themselves andbegan regular attacks on theNative Americans.interact: Make a Nostradamus Prediction.
Slavery Arrives in Jamestown,1619Dutch sell tobacco planters 20African slaves. Initially, slaveowners treated Africans likeindentured servants. Some werefreed or bought their freedom.interact: TV Show title
Slavery GrowsAfter 1660, two major factorspromote the expansion of slavery.First, slavery becomes a legalizedinstitution in Virginia. Secondly,prices drop for slaves as the slavetrade expands.interact: Horror Movie Title
Owning SlavesSlave owners often treated theirslaves inhumanely. For example,Slaves lived in cramped cabinsand were controlled by fear andpunishment. For example,runaway slaves could be killedinstantly.interact: Horror Movie Sequel
Plantations & Tobacco TradeAs plantation owners gained morewealth, they gained more power and wereable to buy out small farms. Plantationswere both farms and villages, growing ormaking everything that was needed, likebricks. Tobacco was traded for goodsfrom England.interact: website
House of Burgesses, 1619Initially, this first elected legislature inThe English colonies met onceannually. One of the first things theydid was to give all colonists the Rightsof Englishmen (i.e., right to trial byjury). Colonists were British Royal Subjects.interact: Video Game
End of Virginia CompanyAfter the Virginia Company wentbankrupt (possibly fromoverproduction of tobacco), KingJames I revoked the charter andappointed a royal governor.interact: Create a “Catch Phrase” like Donald Trump’s, “You’re Fired!”
Voting RightsAfter 1620s, the Virginia Colony stretchedbeyond the James River. Only whitelandowners could vote (gentry: largelandowners and small farmers).Consequently, the House of Burgessesoften protected the rights of the gentry.interact: Pop Tart Flavor
Political TroublesAfter Governor William Berkeley declaredwestern land off limits to colonial settlementto keep the peace with the NativeAmericans, indentured servants and poorfarmers ignored the governor’sorders. Fights broke out amongst theNatives and settlers.interact: Announce the fight like a ring announcer, “In this corner…”
Bacon’s RebellionNathaniel Bacon, a burgess &plantation owner, raised an army toattack Native Americans, killinghundreds. He and his men burnedJamestown but he died suddenlyending the rebellion. Consequently,Berkeley lost his job as governor.Interact: Jury Verdict Against Bacon
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