The First Settlers
In 1587 Roanoke Island was founded by an English expedition led by Sir Walter Raleigh. Queen Elizabeth I helped Raleigh for the expedition to the New World which had material purposes. They found indians there, but nobody really knows if they were friendly or not.
After some time there settlers started to have supply problems so Raleigh went back to England to get food supplies. He did not come back on time due to an encounter with the Spanish Armada. He took three years to come back. When he arrived he found nobody in Roanoke Island.
The second expedition that arrived to the New World (America) founded Jamestown, named after King James I. John Smith was one of the main characters in the settlement.
* Interesting facts:
1. Did you know that Virginia in USA was named after Queen Elizabeth I? She was not married so the English people used to call her the Virgin Queen.
2. Did you know that Sir Walter Raleigh was executed in England in 1618? After Queen Elizabeth I's death, Sir Walter Raleigh continued to explore but King James I was not happy with his accomplishments so he sent him to execute.
Find out how John Smith was living in Jamestown!!
Important facts about John Smith
John Smith of Jamestown.
He lived between years of 1580-1631
He was from England
He was educated at the King Edward VI Grammar School
He was a soldier & mercenary
He was a sailor
He was an author
He was leader of a Virginian colony
He was knighted by a Transylvanian Prince
Pocahontas saved him from being killed by her father Powhatan
He was never said to have any children
STUDENTS: SECOND QUIZ CONTENTS FROM HERE ON!!!!
The Mayflower, the arrival of the Pilgrims to America and the founding of Plymouth.
The Pilgrims were a group of English people living in Plymouth, England many years ago. They were ruled by King James I. They had different opinions about religion. King wanted certain religion and Pilgrims had a different religion. Pilgrims could not accept the King's religious demands and they left England. They first tried to establish in Netherlands but somehow it did not work. They decided to cross the ocean to go to America and start their own way of living with their religion.
They built a ship. They called it the Mayflower. The were living in the ship in England even before departing to America. They finally left England and crossed the ocean for 66 days. It was a difficult journey. Thay arrived to the New World in 1620. They started to settle down but they had difficulties because it was not the right time for them to plant and harvest. They suffered.
After little time they met some native Indians. They were really surpirsed that indians made contact with them. They were even more surpirsed when they heard one of the native Indinas speak very good english. This native Indian was Squanto. He greeted the Pilgrims in english and help them to prepare the land for planting through an unusual method. The Indians used fish, they put in the soil and mix with the dirt. That would make the ground rich and ready to plant. In exchange, the Pilgrims showed the Indians how to build strong houses.
The Pilgrims built many houses and make their own town which they called Plymouth.
Pilgrims and Indians shared knowledege and they created a very friendly relationship. They decided to celebrate their help by giving thanks. They prepared a feast that lasted for three days. That feast and celebration was known as The First Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is still celebrated to remember the friendship of two different worlds and to give thanks for the friendly hand they both gave to each other.
Watch the following PPT to get the story even better. Try to answer the questions at the end of the PPT presentation.
In your notebook make a comparison chart between Plymouth in 1620 and Plymouth now.
STUDENT!!!!!! HERE YOU HAVE THE WORKSHEET WE DID IN CLASS. CHECK IF YOUR ANSWERS ARE CORRECT!!! GOOD LUCK IN THE QUIZ.
Dear students, the following information will help you to study for our third quiz about rights and responsibilities. You will have access to the worksheets that we have seen in class. The link to the video about the Rights of the Child, etc.
WHAT IS DUTY OR RESPONSIBILITY?
Duty or responsibility is an obligation to perform or complete a task assigned by someone or by ourselves that we have to fulfill.
WHO HAS RESPONSIBILITIES?
Everybody has them but in different ways. Everybody is at any point of life obliged to perform or complete tasks.
Your mom can tell you to clean up your room every Saturday. So, you have a responsibility to clean your room every Saturday. She is also responsible of probably cooking or working.
WHY DO WE HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES?
They are needed in order to live in harmony and respect everybody’s life.
HOW DO WE ENFORCE THEM?
We have to think that if we have responsibilities we have to accomplish them in order to live together in harmony. You need to perform responsibilities in your house, in your school and in the community. In this way you are respecting other people’s lives.
WHAT ARE RIGHTS?
Rights are a group of principles that protect people. Rights must be respected by everybody. This is why rights and responsibilities always go together. We cannot respect other people's rights without responsibilities.
In this way, the example would be:
There are two Declarations that protect people's rights. They apply to people according to their age:
(-18) Declaration of the Rights of the Child
When you are less than 18 years old you are protected by the Rights of the Child because you are not considered an adult yet. They will protect that you live in a fair wolrd with the same opportunities than the rest of the kids of the world. They focus on children because they are minors that cannot understand the way the world acts.
(+18) Declaration of Human Rights
When you are 18 years old and older you are protected by the Human Rights beacuse at this age you are an adult. They will help you live in a fair way having the same opportunities than everybody else in the world without distinction of sex, age, race, religious, etc.
Look at the following Compare and Contrast about RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES.
Take a look at the worksheets that we have been working with in class.
Check the UNICEF Rights of the Child video below to understand your rights.
GOOD LUCK IN YOUR QUIZ!!!
PREPARING FOR THE LAST QUIZ OF THE YEAR!!!!!!
Dear students. Here you have material to study with for your last quiz. You need to know your rights and responsibilities associated to each right. You need to know the institutions that promote and defend yor rights. Difference between Human Rights and the Rights of the Child (in your copybook!!!)
Take a look at the powerpoint presentations seen in class and the prezi.
Study and prepare for the quiz!!!