Monday, October 22, 2012
The Mystery of Roanoke Colony
5th graders, you have been learning about explorers and exploration. Can you imagine what it would be like to leave your home and family to adventure off to unknown lands? Well, as you know, that's what over one hundred men, women and children did when they left England in 1587 and landed just north of Roanoke.
What became of this first colony is a mystery! We have many clues and read about some of them last week. This week, I'd like you to use Searchasaurus, a database in MARVEL, to do a little more research about the mysterious Roanoke Colony.
Choose one article to read, and then post a response here to this question:
Using the information that you learned from reading Roanoke: The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History and the article you just read, what do you think happened to the colonists at Roanoke? What evidence do you have to support this theory?