New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699

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What makes people give up their life of comfort to travel thousands of miles across the sea to an uncharted land? This is what many have wondered about the settlers who made their way from England to the Virginia Colony in the early 1600s. From their arrival in 1607, the settlers of Jamestown faced many difficult challenges including starvation, Indian aggression, deaths by disease, or even unwanted governance. Through it all, the small band of survivors fought to keep their dream alive-and a band of Native ...
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Overview

What makes people give up their life of comfort to travel thousands of miles across the sea to an uncharted land? This is what many have wondered about the settlers who made their way from England to the Virginia Colony in the early 1600s. From their arrival in 1607, the settlers of Jamestown faced many difficult challenges including starvation, Indian aggression, deaths by disease, or even unwanted governance. Through it all, the small band of survivors fought to keep their dream alive-and a band of Native Americans fought to keep their home from being destroyed. New Beginnings is a story of determination, defeat, and finally the triumph of the settlers. The endeavors of these brave pioneers brought other settlers to our shores. Jamestown and the rest of the Virginia Colony gave birth to a way of life that shaped our American culture forever. Like the others in the series, New Beginnings is illustrated with period photographs, paintings, and drawings. Also included are a glossary and an index.
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Gr 5-7-These solid titles for report writers may even pull in a few curious browsers because of their plentiful, full-color photos and reproductions. The layouts are inviting, and the texts are clear, informative, and readable, although stiff at times. Rosen covers the beginning of the Virginia colony through the creation of Williamsburg. "Meet" boxes scattered throughout dispense brief information on key settlers. Bright Ideas offers an interesting exploration of the world of invention with plenty of details on specific individuals as well as a look at the discovery process. The positive and negative impact of certain inventions is explored. Well-known figures such as Thomas Edison are included alongside lesser-known individuals such as Jan Matzeliger, who came up with a machine to attach shoe tops to their soles. Both titles are strong purchases for libraries looking for easy, attractive material in these areas.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Library, UT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792282778
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Crossroads America Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 817,104
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Rosen has written several history books for young children. He loves writing about history and researching people, places, and time periods that interest him. With each book, Mr. Rosen feels his knowledge grows. He lives in Vermont, one of the 13 original colonies.
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