Working  in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Geographic Alliance, Sultana Projects has developed a curriculum unit based around the history of John Smith's 1608 voyage and the world of the early 17th century Chesapeake.  The Captain John Smith Curriculum Unit consists of eight separate lesson plans designed for 4th and 5th grade students.  The unit is aligned with goals and outcomes from the Maryland State Department of Education's voluntary state curriculum.  

The Lesson Plans (Adobe Reader Required):

Document Name


John Smith's Shallop

John Smith's Map

Using John Smith's Map in the Classroom

John Smith's First Voyage

John Smith's Second Voyage

Native Americans #1

Native Americans #2

The Bay in 1608 

The Bay Long Ago & Today

Additional educational materials, including maps and curriculum packets from the National Geographic Society, are also available.  Please contact us  if you are interested in learning more about these materials.