This Google Slides Presentation tells the story of England's first attempt to colonize the "New World." It discusses colonist's reasons for wanting to leave England and cross the entire ocean to start their lives over. It goes through the details of the 1585 colony led by Ralph Lane and its disastrous end as well as the 1587 colony led by John White. It provides students with an opportunity to discuss the differences between English colonists and Native Americans and how these differences may have led to misunderstandings and conflict. This is the perfect lesson for 4th grade Social Studies! My students are totally captivated by it every year!
This downloads as a PowerPoint slide with a link to the Google Slides. You will need to view the PowerPoint in present mode in order to click the hyperlink.