Keywords: Roanoke, Virginia Dare, colony
This lesson uses a secondary source reading to teach students about the colony at Roanoke. Your students will enjoy breaking up note-taking with a reading, answering questions, and a partner activity. Here is a lesson overview:
Lesson 2-3: The First English Colony
a. Topic: The First English Colonies
b. Names and Vocabulary: colony, Roanoke, Sir Walter Raleigh, John White, Virginia Dare, joint-stock company, charter
c. Skills: interpreting secondary sources, evaluating problems, working with a partner
a. Given a class lecture and think-pair-share activity, the student will be able to effectively evaluate different causes for the disappearance of the Roanoke colony, with the result that each student identifies one solution and can explain why they believe that solution to be correct.
b. Given a class lecture and notes, the student will be able to correctly identify key facts about Roanoke, with the result that the student can name Raleigh as founder, Roanoke as the location, and John White as the governor.
a. Virginia Dare reading
b. Virginia Dare reading questions
c. graphic organizer for Roanoke notes
d. think-pair-share activity