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Famous People: Pocahontas

These sites are about a Native American princess named Pocahontas. Learn about her father, Powhatan, who was chief of the Algonquin tribe, her husband, John Rolfe, and a friend, Captain John Smith. Includes several biographies and portraits of Pocahontas. There is also a classroom unit on Pocahontas, Jamestown, and the Algonquin tribe.


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Choose from among nine lessons on Pocahontas, the Powhatan Indians and the Virginian Indians.
This lesson about Pocahontas emphasizes the contributions to American history and philanthropy that women have made across time. Includes objectives, materials, instructional procedures, assessment, and a school/home connection. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
This lesson teaches students about the culture and environment of the Powhatan Indians. Includes objectives, materials needed, vocabulary, procedures and summary activity.
Learn interesting facts about the Powhatan Tribe. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This biography is about the life of Pocahontas. Read about her marriage, trip to England, and son, Thomas. Includes a portrait. NOTE: The site has ads.
This page from the Library of Congress site is about Pocahontas. The reading level is for elementary students. There are links to three more stories about Pocahontas found at the bottom.
Learn about this Native American princess and her tribe with this online interactive tour. Click on the bow icon to begin. Click on the bead icon to take a quiz about her life. NOTE: The "Communicate" link at the top leads to message boards.
Read about Pocahontas' father, who was the chief of the Powhatan federation of Indians.
Here are some classroom activities for learning about Pocahontas, Powhatan, Algonquins, and the Jamestown colony settlers.
Read a brief biography about this famous Native American.

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