In this Roanoke Colony worksheet, students use clues to solve a crossword puzzle that focuses on Roanoke, the first English Colony in Virginia.
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The Brief American Pageant: The Planting of the English America
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America
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...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
British Migration to Roanoke: Push and Pull Factors
Eighth graders inspect push and pull factors of migration. For 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...
8th Social Studies & History
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,...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Early English Settlements History Detectives
Young historians play the role of history detectives as they investigate some primary source texts and images related to the early colonization of America, The Jamestown Settlement, and the Mayflower Compact.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable