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Why Did English Settlers Come to Virginia?: And Other Questions about the Jamestown Settlement
by Candice Ransom (Goodreads Author)
In late April 1607, three British ships arrived at the coast of the Virginia Colony. An exploration party rowed to shore, and within weeks, the group had established a settlement they called Jamestown. The settlers endured illnesses, lack of profitable crops, starvation, and hostilities with Native Americans. But they endured, and Jamestown became the first permanent Briti ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Lerner Classroom
(first published August 1st 2010)
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The book uses critical thinking questions to lead readers into an exploration in colonial American history. The primary sources, together with maps, illustrations, a timeline (1606-1699), selected bibliography and websites, are of great value for classroom teachers.