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Students develop an idea about what happened at the Lost Colony of Roanoke. In this Roanoke Colony lesson, students examine associated vocabulary before listening to Roanoke The Lost Colony, An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane...
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and...
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of John White's colonists on Roanoke Island is not only a fascinating feature of European colonization history, but is also a great way for your young historians to engage themselves in the story...
Eighth graders engage in a lesson that is concerned with the investigation of the colonies of Jamestown and Roanoke. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They have class discussion about the two colonies and answer key...
In this Roanoke reading and questions worksheet, students read a two page selection about the colony of Roanoke. They answer 3 multiple choice questions, 5 fill in the blank questions, and 2 true or false questions based on the reading.
Eighth graders inspect push and pull factors of migration. In this Roanoke colony lesson, 8th graders research the factors that motivated British to settle the colony in North America. Students then respond to a writing prompt that...
Fourth graders hypothesize about what happened on the island of Roanoke. In this South Carolina history lesson, 4th graders use primary documents to draw conclusions about what happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke. This mini-unit of...
In this New World and Roanoke instructional activity, students expand their historical knowledge through ten fill in the blank questions that relate to the aforementioned subject.
Analyzing primary sources: John White and the "lost colonists" - From England to America - Two worlds: Educator's guide
Introduce your young historians to the challenges and rewards of examining primary source material. Groups use a carefully scaffolded worksheet to tackle “John White Searches for the Colonists.” The excerpt from White’s 1585 travelogue,...
Young scholars research the lost colony of Roanoke. In this problem solving instructional activity, students read information about the colony and its possible endings. They write a letter describing what they think happened from the...
A series of maps illustrate the early growth of English America, which includes the Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, and Georgia colonies. Settlements such as Jamestown, Roanoke, and Charleston are labeled on the map, allowing a teacher or...
Review the early laws that stemmed from our separation from Britain during the colonial period. You're class will have fun racing to answer each of the nine questions found in this review game.
Students review the facts of the colonization of Roanoke. They brainstorm a list of possible outcomes of the Lost Colony, by asking, "What do you suppose happened to those people?" Pupils are divided into small groups, each group is...
Travel about town. Pupils work in pairs to find the distances between landmarks with a map. The teams determine how far to travel on the streets and the length between the landmarks with the distance formula and compare the two. Learners...
Fifth graders compare and contrast two early colonies and make a T chart. They list examples of worked well and what did not, and significant historical events. They use higher order thinking skills by deducing how different scenarios...
Fifth graders research United States history by exploring Roanoke Island. In this colony instructional activity, 5th graders identify North Carolina geography and the lost colony of Roanoke Island. Students complete a worksheet...
Students read about the settlers in one of the first American colonies. They brainstorm ideas about what they think happened to the settlers. They write their version of what happened at Roanoke Island Colony.
Fourth graders investigate the Lost Colony of Roanoke. For this Lost Colony lesson, 4th graders brainstorm a list of words that show what they know about the Lost Colony. They read a selection from their textbook and listen to parts of...
Students research the Lost Colony of Roanoke, North Carolina. They create and publish a multimedia timeline using technology and printed resources.
Eighth graders act as FBI investigators to "solve" the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. They decide how they would investigate the situation and develop their own conclusions of what happened these colonists.
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