Revisiting Pocahontas Unit

Lesson Two
Pocahontas as a Resource

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  • Brief Description

        Students will view the film and write guided responses in journals. Journal responses will be shaped by a set of questions that students will use through out the unit to evaluate resources they use. Students will begin to note possible inconsistencies in the film. Up to Contents of this


        Students will watch the Disney movie Pocahontas as a piece of historical evidence. Up to Contents of this

    Materials and Resources Needed

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    1. Special hardware requirements: TV and VCR.
    2. Special software requirements: A copy of Disney's movie Pocahontas
    3. Classroom materials: students should have materials to take notes on inconsistencies that they find in the movie and record possible research questions.
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