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  • The New World: Settlers and Their Hopes

    american history
    world history
    colonialism
    colonial america
    This clip, voiced over by John Smith, explains some of the ideals and motivations that drew settlers to the New World.

  • The New World: John Smith is Accepted by the Natives

    american history
    world history
    native americans
    colonialism
    In this clip, John Smith is carouses with (and is taught by) the Native Americans who spared him. He reflects on how he (a European) views their culture and values.

  • The New World: Founding of Jamestown

    u.s. colonization
    new land
    age of exploration
    virginia colony
    English colonists, including John Smith and John Rolfe, arrive on new land via the Chesapeake Bay and are greeted by curious onlookers who are native to the land. This land will eventually become the Colony of Virginia. This scene foreshadows the end of the ancient civilization, the Powhatan.

  • The New World: The Settlers Meet the Natives

    american history
    world history
    native americans
    colonialism
    This clip shows the cautious first meeting between the Jamestown settlers and the Algonquin Indian tribe. Later, when the settlers are establishing Jamestown, the Algonquin continue to investigate and observe them.

  • The New World: Pocahontas Saves John Smith

    american history
    world history
    native americans
    colonialism
    colonial america
    When John Smith is about to be killed by the Powhatan tribe, Pocahontas intervenes and saves him.