The Lost Colony of Roanoke, Episode 2

The Cliffhanger!

When last we left off, our young scholars searched a John White journal entry and poster, a seven year timeline, and local eye witness accounts of Native Americans and their physical surroundings to build background knowledge and search for clues to the "LOST COLONY".

Our scholars began reviewing informational text, sharing evidence and theories, and collaborating while revising thoughts.

"History is written by the victors."

Winston Churchill

Simon Fernandez...

The way stories are told affects the way people see history. One example is the case of Simon Fernandez, the navigator who in 1587 guided the group that became the Lost Colony to Roanoke Island. Writers often portray Fernandez as a greedy, self-serving pirate or privateer (a pirate officially approved by a government to attack other countries’ ships).