|The Lost Colony of Roanoke
116 people from England landed on an island off the coast of what is now North Carolina in the early 1600's. They established a foothold, or settlement, long before Jamestown and long before the Pilgrims came to America. The fate of the Roanoke settlement remains a mystery.
How is it possible for all the people, all the buildings and practically everything that existed from this settlement to simply disappear?
In this "history mystery" you will need to explore the story of the Lost Colony. Be a detective, gather the clues that exist and from these and from the "expert opinions" decide for yourself what happened to the Lost Colony at Roanoke. Present your findings in a persuasive manner to convince your audience of what you think really happened to all the people and objects which made up the settlement.
Searching the Internet The Internet contains an unimaginable wealth of information. However, unlike traditional sources, no one oversees the quality and validity of the information. So how do we know if the information is true and reliable? Use the evaluation worksheet to help you decide.
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Here are some sites to get you started:
America's Lost Colony from National Geographic
Roanoke Colony This is a Wikipedia article. Click to see advice on using Wikipedia.
In Search of...The Lost Colony of Roanoke You tube video
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