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?

16 comments:

  1. I think the colonists were killed and buried by the Indians because the name of a Indian on a tree and they could not find them.

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  2. My theory is the colonists lived with the Indians and married the Indians. And had the blond hair blue eyed Indians.

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  3. My theory is that the Roanoke is gone because they were killed by the croatoan.

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  4. The Roanoke colony disappeared by joining the natives and married the native women. They did this because the story said that there was a wierd native with blue eyes and different hair than a native.

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  5. My theory is that the Roanoke colony joined the natives.

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  6. I think that the solders were forced to go to Spain because they only found one skeleton and no others, and they were forced to join because they wanted more to join the army. There was only one skeleton because the person didn't wanna go and he got killed. I also think that in the 2nd attempt to claim Roanoke Colony they left the colony to join the natives or to live on their own because there was sightings of Blond hair and blue eyed natives.

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  7. When they got back they saw that the people were not there.All that was there was a old scellaton and dead grass and weeds.

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  8. My theory of what happen to Roanoke Colony is that they joined and married the Croatoan Indians. My evidence is people saw Indians with blond hair and blue eyes, and the Indians didn't have blue eyes and blond hair. They had black and brown hair with brown eyes.

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  9. They were killed by Indeans.

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  10. I think the Roanoke Colony joined the Indians. My evidence that follows that is that in the article they talked about an Indian with blond hair and blue eyes.

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  11. When they were never found it took them over 400 years to find Roanoke Colony.when they got in the small boat they sunk and never found the Roanoke Colony.

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  12. I think the theory of the Roanoke colonists is that they starved to death because they didn't have many supplies.

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  13. My theory is that i think they where in a really bad storm and crashed the boat. Then I think a big huge wave came and almost sank the island and they all left and crashed the boat then they went and almost all died. Then a Indian found a girl who was blond and had blue eyes they she started to have kids then she had a baby boy and he was blond and blue eyed and then someone tryed to kill her and they did then the dad and son died but they had a girl then she married a boy and then they where all happy then a lot more people died after that there was a lot of killing and only a girl and boy where left on the island. But they went to a different island.

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  14. My theory is they got killed by the Croatoans. In the late 1500s the Roanoke colonists got killed.

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  15. My Therese is the Roanoke joined the Indians because they saw Indians with blonde hair and blue eyes and Indians don't have ether of those.

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  16. I think the Roanoke colonists got married and had kids because there are Idians with blond hair and blue eyes.

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