Cold Case # 1587
In 1587, young “Virginia” had much to be “settled”, but three years later all appeared to be “Lost”. Solve the dual mystery of young “Virginia” if you “Dare”, but for grandfather’s sake don’t “White”-wash the results. Despite the efforts of “Little John”, Paradise Lost was not Paradise Found. Your challenge is to find out what indeed happened to the settlers.
1. Click on the following website below or use google.
2. Read and evaluate alternative theories of the Lost Colony.
3. Hunt for additional evidence.
4. Construct a theory based on the facts.
5. Defend your theory using evidence.
6. Write a paragraph essay convincing us your theory is correct.
You can use other resources as well to look into other theories of the Lost Colony- please site them.
13 Colonies Project
Directions: You will be assigned a group and your group will be given a colony to research and collect information about. You will need to answer specific questions about each colony, create a visual presentation and present the information to the class. Each member will be graded individually on the information they collect and as a group for the finished product. At the end of all of the presentations, you will be quizzed on the information each group presented.
Presentation Visual (Choose one of the following) Powerpoint
Group Evaluation Form
Information to gather:
What is the name of your colony?______________
What country claimed your colony? (there may be more than one, list them in the order that they claimed the land) ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________
When was your colony established? ________________________________________________
Why was your colony established? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Who (founder or land owner) established your colony? _________________________________________________
What did your colony produce to export and make money? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Who made up the colonists? (race, social status, gender) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What form of government did the colonists establish in the colonies themselves? __________________________________________________________________________________________________
What region did the colonies become associated with? New England, Middle (Chesapeake) or Southern Colonies 10.Include a map of your colony
11.Include the national flag of the country that claimed your colony
12.Include a picture of the ruler/founder of your colony
Rethinking a Holiday- Actively Learn
Trailblazers Project Below
Everest Project Below
Video Clips for the Choice Board