In this Roanoke Colony learning exercise, students use clues to solve a crossword puzzle that focuses on Roanoke, the first English Colony in Virginia.
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Roanoke - The Lost Colony
Students research the lost colony of Roanoke. In this problem solving lesson, students read information about the colony and its possible endings. They write a letter describing what they think happened from the point of view of a 15877...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Middle schoolers 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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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
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
British Migration to Roanoke: Push and Pull Factors
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...
8th Social Studies & History