In 1607, settlers from England established the Jamestown colony in North America. Unfamiliar with the land, they struggled to find food, and many fell victim to disease. As tension grew between the settlers and Powhatan American Indians who had lived on the land for generations, violence broke out. Would the Jamestown colony end in failure? To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did the settlers' attitude toward the Powhatan tribes result in violence? Did the settlers' search for gold blind them to the need for other necessities? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!
In 1607, three English ships sail up the James River in Virginia and establish the first permanent English colony. Nine-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzie" Barker keeps a journal for her brother, Caleb, who stayed in England because of his weak lungs. In her entries, Lizzie describes the abundant forests, trading with and learning from the Indians, and adventures with her new friends.
Author : Janey Levy
ISBN : 9781482405880
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 28.98 MB
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Jamestown Colony is often held up as a great achievement of colonization. It did help start the United States, after all! However, the truth of Jamestown's beginnings is a less pleasant story of starvation, drought, and frequent quarrels with nearby Powhatans. Readers will learn lots of fascinating-and shocking-information about the settlement to enhance what they learn in the social studies curriculum. Fact boxes full of surprising details will increase interest while historical images help readers picture what life in the first permanent English colony was like.
Presents the history of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, including the role of Captain John Smith, the ups and downs of relations with the Powhatan Indians, and the hardships the settlers endured.