Sunday, August 20, 2017

Roanoke: The Lost Colony

As we learned about the potential colonization of Mars, I wanted my students to learn about past attempts at colonization that failed. One that has always fascinated me is the colony of Roanoke, which vanished from Virginia in 1580. Jane Yolen's Roanoke: The Lost Colony is a picture book exploration into the topic.

I love an unsolved mystery and the fact that scientific and technological advances have yet to clear this up. This picture book offers different theories and interesting background information, but allows the reader to decide what they think happened. Moving forward, I'll always have this on display during this unit for students who want an extension or are curious to learn more.

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