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ON A BOAT. Imagine that you are setting out on expedition to a place you know little about…. What would you take? What would be your goals?. Roanoke Island, Jamestown & Plymouth Rock. Pg 1. Roanoke Island (Lost Colony).

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on a boat
  • Imagine that you are setting out on expedition to a place you know little about….
  • What would you take?
  • What would be your goals?
roanoke island lost colony
Roanoke Island (Lost Colony)
  • Sir Walter Raleigh asked Queen Elizabeth of England if he could lead a group of people to begin a colony in the USA. Saw what Columbus did and wanted to be a part of the action. $$$$$$$$$$$$
  • Queen Elizabeth gave Raleigh a charter (a document that allowed colonists to live on land owned by their country.)

Pg 2

when roanoke island 1585
WHEN: Roanoke Island 1585

In 1585, the first English people tried to begin a colony.

This became the 1st English colony in the USA.


John White shows up.

Makes peace with Croatan Indians.

Goes back to England.

Returns 1590.


the lost colony
The Lost Colony
  • John White returned in August 1590 to find no colonists on Roanoke Island.
  • On one of the trees was written CROATOAN.
  • Croatoan was the name of an island nearby as well as the name of the Native Americans living in the area.

Pg 4

jamestown pg 5
Jamestown pg 5
  • On May 14, 1607, the settlers began building the first English permanent settlement on the James River in Virginia.
  • Jamestown was named after the King James I and Virginia was named after the Virgin Queen of England.
  • Click Here to see a Virtual tour of Jamestown
reasons for jamestown difficulties pg 6
Reasons for Jamestown Difficulties pg 6
  • Not educated in how to plant food in Virginia.
  • Little knowledge of Virginia landscape.
  • Not enough people in the Jamestown settlement especially hard working people.
  • Native American Battles
pottery pg 7
Pottery pg 7
  • Pottery was used in every part of life, from cooking and gathering food to children’s toys.
weapons pg 8
Weapons pg 8

Gun Powder Holder

Arrow Heads

turtle shell pg 10
Turtle Shell pg 10
  • The animal bones from food supplies found in a pit dating back before 1610 showed that the 104 men and boys who landed at Jamestown survived primarily on fish and turtles! Sturgeon was the most common fish. A sturgeon may live up to 60 years, weigh up to 800 pounds and reach lengths of up to 15 feet.
household things pg 11
Household things pg 11
  • What are they?
  • Keys!
pliers pg 12
Pliers pg 12
  • Hint #2 It is a tool

What is it?

Hint #1 It is something that was used many years ago and is still in use today.

action figure
Action Figure

Children’s Toys

Pg 13


john smith
John Smith
  • John Smith was the leader of the colony.
  • He was saved by Pocahontas, a Powhatan Native American.
  • Smith was a hard leader but his leadership is what kept the colony alive.
powhatan native americans
Powhatan Native Americans
  • The Powhatan Native Americans were in control of almost all of Virginia (Eastern Woodland Area).
  • Most of the Powhatan farmed, hunted and fished.
  • At first, they helped the settlers with food and living conditions.
john rolfe
John Rolfe
  • John Rolfe in 1614 found a way to harvest tobacco.
  • This quickly became the cash crop of Virginia.
  • He also married Pocahontas in 1614 and thus created peace with the Powhatan Native Americans for 8 years.
plymouth colony
Plymouth Colony
  • A protestant group called the Puritans wanted to reform, or purify, the Church of England.
  • Also known as, Separatists.
  • The first group of Separatists were called Pilgrims.
pilgrims at plymouth
Pilgrims at Plymouth

William Bradford was the leader of the colony.

Before landing, they wrote an agreement called the Mayflower Compact. This was the first English legal agreement in the USA.