Our literacy content which focuses on perspective and point of view continued from yesterday. The previous lesson covered an excerpt from a journal entry circa 1608 which described a brief battle between English settlers and native warriors. The text that the students were exposed to yesterday was of the settler perspective. Today's was on the native point of view.
This is the text that the students used:
“At night, when we were going aboard, there came the Savages creeping upon all fours, from the Hills, like Bears, with their Bows in their mouths, [who] charged us very desperately in the faces, hurt Captain Gabriel Archer in both his hands, and a sailor in two places of the body very dangerous. After they had spent their Arrows, and felt the sharpness of our shot, they retired into the Woods with a great noise, and so left us.”
Today's emphasis was on taking on the native perspective, both inferring and predicting how they would have described the violent encounter from their standpoint.
We did not do JA Biztown today since we are taking a reading test tomorrow.