James Horn's "A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke"
James Horn's hypothesis concerning the Lost Colony of Roanoke which he documented in his 2010 book ""A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke" will be in the forefront of historical archeology given the recent artifacts found at a dig near Merry Hill, NC and announced this summer. This Word doc file includes--
1) links to the author interviews which I use with students to set the stage before reading the non-fiction, research based book
2) a link to view the John White illustrations in greater and easier to see detail
3) a link on John White himself
4) a link detailing the DNA search for Roanoke descendants
5) and the link to the new research announced Aug. 10, 2015 concerning artifacts found at Merry Hill, NC
6) the link to the official archeological organization The First Colony Foundation
7) and a link to Dr. Wm Kelso's Jamestown archeological site showcasing recent finds there as well.
The Word doc files includes six groups of discussion questions each based on a thesis, six theses in all and over 20 discussion questions. This allows the flexibility of oral class discussion, short answer for each question, research papers based on one thesis or longer research papers exploring a portion or all theses. Giving students structured theses to guide their research and writing results in more legible and easier to evaluate products. The theses and questions to develop each thesis become the grading rubric.