Smithsonian

Lesson Plan:

Pocahontas: One Foot in Two Worlds

By Linda Schneider

Grades

4 – 6

Subject

U.S. History

National History Standards

Historical Comprehension

  • Draw upon the visual data presented in photographs, paintings, cartoons, and architectural drawings in order to clarify, illustrate, or elaborate upon information presented in the historical narrative.

Historical Analysis and Interpretation

  • Identify the author or source of the historical document or narrative and assess its credibility.
  • Explain causes in analyzing historical actions, including (a) the importance of the individual in history, of human will, intellect, and character; (b) the influence of ideas, human interests, and beliefs; and (c) the role of chance, the accidental, and the irrational.